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Staff Tutor in Computing & Communications

The Open University - STEM

Terms : Permanent, Full Time (Part time to a minimum of 18.5 hours per week considered)

Closing Date : 1 September 12:00 noon

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

About The Open University

The role

Since its inception, The Open University (OU) has focussed on innovation in teaching and learning, with a track record of providing, inspiring, world-leading programmes of higher education for students who learn at a distance. 

We aim to appoint inspiring and innovative teachers and scholars who enjoy developing novel approaches to distance teaching and excel at working collaboratively with colleagues.

As a Staff Tutor you will have academic line management responsibility for up to 20 tutors. We are seeking candidates with a strong background in computing and/or communications. The successful candidate will join a team extending our work on transformative approaches to teaching and contribute to the school’s internationally leading research. Some of the work is likely to include managing tutors on apprenticeship schemes.

You will ideally hold a PhD or have substantial experience in an area relating to computing and communications technologies. You will also have demonstrable knowledge of the skills and experience required to support undergraduate and postgraduate Computing and IT students and the staff that tutor them. You will also have good organisational and communication skills, and an ability to produce high quality scholarly outputs relevant to your specialist area. 

The School of Computing and Communications holds the Athena SWAN Silver Award and is committed to transforming gender equality.

The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Related Information.

If you would like to discuss this role before applying, please email frances.chetwynd@open.ac.uk.

If you would like to discuss the application or recruitment process before making an application, please contact Simon Malkin at Resourcing Hub on 01908 655544 or simon.malkin@open.ac.uk quoting the reference VRF 20099.

What you get in return

Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 33 days holiday per annum pro rata plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition.

How to apply

Unless otherwise stated in the advert, all applications are completed online via the OU Job’s page and following the instructions below and clicking the “APPLY NOW” link below. Applications submitted via 3rd party websites will not be considered. 

To apply for this role please submit the following;

  • Ø Personal statement, up to 1,000 words, you should set out in your statement why you’re interested in this role and provide examples of where your skills and experience meet the required competencies for this role as detailed in the job and person specification.
  • Ø CV

The above documents will need to be submitted as one attachment during the application process, please include the personal statement followed by the CV in this document.

To ensure your file is uploaded to our system correctly, please make sure your document is saved with the following file name as appropriate to the vacancy you are applying for: reference, surname, first initial.

You will need to have your documents ready ahead of submitting the electronic application.

APPLY NOW

Remember to attach your Personal Statement and CV as ONE DOCUMENT.  

You will receive updates regarding your application from resourcing-applications@open.ac.uk. Please ensure this email address is added to your list of trusted senders. Please also keep an eye on your junk folder to ensure you do not miss any important updates regarding this role. 

You can view your application communications on the Candidate portal. 

Please note: If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the application closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have not been selected for interview, however we thank you for your interest in The Open University and encourage you to apply for future positions. 

Find out more about us and our mission by watching this short video (you will be taken to YouTube by clicking this link). 

Closing date:  1 September 2022 12:00 noon

The Open University is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which is reflected in our mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas. We aim to foster a diverse and inclusive environment so that all our staff can reach their potential and attract diverse candidates.  We recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge, and culture, and that this difference brings great strength. 

We offer a range of inclusive employment policies which include family and carer friendly flexible working arrangements, and have many supportive staff networks and wellbeing services. We also endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

Location: Work from Home
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th August 2022
Closes: 1st September 2022
Job Ref: 13754/20099
 
   
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