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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 role

The Lecturer and Student Experience Manager role is diverse and challenging, embracing the selection, induction and ongoing performance management and development of Associate Lecturers (ALs) as well as contributing to module/programme teaching and learning design. The Lecturer and Student Experience Manager (SEM) will be working with colleagues across the Student Experience Team, Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) and the wider University. The successful applicant will also be a key member of the FBL Student Support Team (SST) which offers information, advice and guidance to students. Therefore, an ability to establish strong working relationships and work effectively within teams in a virtual setting are key requirements for the role.

Skills and experience

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A relevant qualification at Masters Level or equivalent.
  • A recent successful record of managing people.
  • An understanding of the pedagogy underpinning distance teaching and the need to support students from a wide range of backgrounds.
  • An understanding of the effective use of ICT, multimedia and online technologies to facilitate teaching and learning.
  • Experience of teaching at Undergraduate and/or Postgraduate levels as appropriate.
  • As well as multiple other projects, the Faculty are developing their programmes in areas of finance and accounting. We therefore encourage applicants with experience in finance and accounting to apply.

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

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