Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Design (3 posts available)

Milton Keynes
£41,526 to £49,553 (Lecturer) £52,560 to £59,135 (Senior)
22 Apr 2021
18 May 2021
Contract Types
Full Time
Design Disciplines
Job Functions

Change your career, change lives

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

The role

The Design Group at The Open University has an international reputation as a pioneer in distance design education. We are excited to announce a significant investment in developing our design undergraduate curriculum through the creation of a new distance learning design degree reflecting new innovations in delivery and structure. We aim to appoint three new academic staff to join our team to support the production of this new design curriculum. Two of these posts can be appointed at the senior lecturer level.

Successful candidates will contribute to the vision to build a transformative distance design education programme. If you’re enthusiastic and have experience in Higher Education design teaching, and the knowledge and appreciation of developing learning resources for distance learning, then this might be the role for you!

You will have the opportunity to develop the competences and capabilities for design thinking in both theory and practice, and to develop project-based learning through innovative relationships.

You will also conduct independent research in areas that align with existing strategic research priorities in design: design processes, co- design, sustainable design and innovation and design education.

More details and other criteria are set out in the Job Description.

We are particularly interested to receive applications from under-represented groups and from candidates with protected characteristics.

The School provides a friendly and flexible working environment. Our commitment to equality and diversity has been recognised by the award of an Athena SWAN Silver Award.

If you would like to discuss this post before making an application, please email Emma Dewberry (emma.dewberry@open.ac.uk).

What you get in return

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

How to apply

For further information on how to apply please visit the posting on the OU Jobs page:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Design (3 posts available) | Employment (open.ac.uk)

Closing date:  17:00 on 18 May 2021

Interview date:  to be confirmed but expected to take place 25/28 June 2021

We value diversity and we recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge and culture, and that this difference brings great strength.

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