|Recruiter:||The Open University|
|Listed on:||20th April|
|Location:||Home based: London, South, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire, North West, North, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, South Eas|
|Salary Notes:||£34,304 Pro Rata|
|Start Date:||October 2022|
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Associate Lecturers in Computer science and Software development in the School of Computing and Communications
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.
We are looking to recruit several Associate Lecturers in the area of Computer science and Software development, in the School of Computing and Communications at the Open University.
The position is part-time between 0.1 and 0.3 FTE (which on average is 0.5 days a week to 1.5 days a week, although the number of hours may vary considerably from week to week) and would involve teaching one or more modules. In particular, there are immediate teaching needs in the following areas: object-oriented Java programming; algorithms, data structures and computability; IT management, including service management, databases and project management; and software engineering.
The position is home-based and has no fixed core hours. It is permanent, with a probation period of two years. The annual salary and workload are fixed, but there are significant workload peaks and troughs, mainly linked to providing marking and assessment feedback. This is likely to include exam and end of module marking tasks. Other tasks will be required such as focused student support (individual and forum), such as peer mentoring and working with the module team on assessment activities and quality improvement. Some evening and weekend work will be required. The appropriate level of FTE will be discussed at interview, and there is the possibility of increasing the FTE later. The starting full-time salary is £34,304 paid pro rata based on your FTE. Although most of the teaching occurs between October and June, the position is paid over the full calendar year.
What you get in return
We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. To ensure they remain up to date with developments in their academic field, Associate Lecturers are allocated 6 days (pro-rata) per annum for AL-led (ie. self-directed) Academic Currency and 1 day, plus 5 days pro rata, per annum for Agreed Academic Currency and Professional Development.
Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 27 days holiday per annum (pro rata) with variable (pro rata) Bank holidays and an attractive pensions proposition.
How to apply
For full details on each of the modules advertised and to apply online please use the apply link below
Closing date for application: 25th May 2022 - 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