|Salary:||£40,521 to £44,263|
|Placed On:||28th September 2023|
|Closes:||26th October 2023|
Terms: 2 x Full Time (37 hours per week) Fixed Term Contracts for 12 months.
Closing Date: 26 October 2023 - 12:00 noon
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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.
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is the largest and most diverse at The Open University, with some 50,000 students studying our modules with excellent completion rates and consistently outstanding student satisfaction ratings. Noted for the strength of our interdisciplinary approaches, our scholars of international standing teach and research a very wide range of topics and themes in specific subject areas, recognized as world class or internationally excellent in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2021, and having a direct and profound influence on our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
The Open University is recruiting two Lecturers in Economics, for 12 months each from January 2024, to support the development of new curriculum and contribute to current delivery of distance learning modules. The Economics Discipline offers a stimulating and supportive intellectual environment for anyone interested in working across different fields of economics and contributing to the thriving academic community in the Discipline, School and Faculty.
The Open University Economics modules aim to provide students with strong analytical skills and a range of perspectives needed to tackle real world economic issues. The successful candidate will work in a team presenting and producing innovative learning resources across our economics curriculum, focusing on developing our degrees in BA (Hons) Economics, BSc (Hons) in Economics and Mathematics, and BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics as well as supporting curriculum development for a new MSc in Economics.
In addition to contributing to teaching within the School of Social Sciences and Global Studies, the post-holder will be expected to conduct independent research (appropriate for the level of appointment).
We welcome applications from those specialising in any area of economics, including those with teaching and/or research experience in theoretical economics, applied economics, political economy, environment and ecological economics or econometrics. The successful candidate will combine strong analytical ability with breadth of knowledge and understanding of different schools of thought in economics. We are interested to receive applications from excellent economists with experience of teaching economics at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.
Skills and experience
You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in Economics or a closely related subject.
You will have some experience of teaching and experience of, or an understanding of the challenges of, online and distance teaching. You will have a demonstrable commitment to collaborative curriculum development, teaching and research.
If you would like to discuss the application or recruitment process before making an application, please contact Emma Jones at Resourcing Hub on 01908 655544 or firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the reference VRF 21199.
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