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Chair in Social Sciences - Faculty of Social Sciences

Based in Milton Keynes

The Faculty of Social Sciences has strong ambitions to further grow its Research profile. To this end, we are seeking to appoint a leading Professor to enhance one of our existing research strengths in any of the following discipline areas:

Human Geography
Politics and International Studies
Social Policy

You will have an already impressive record of publications and high impact research, including an exceptional research grant record. You will have proven skills in academic leadership and management roles, including successful research leadership and team building. This will be an exciting opportunity to lead and grow your research area by joining a University committed to research and its wider social mission.

If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Professor Kevin Hetherington, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences on +44 (0)1908 654464 email

Closing date: noon on Thursday 6 November 2014
Interview date: early December 2014

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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£72,837 - £95,396 per annum p.a.




Lecturer in Criminology - Faculty of Social Sciences (Department of Social Policy & Criminology)

Based in Milton Keynes, Temporary 24 month contract

You will play a key role in the Department of Social Policy and Criminology, where you will build on your proven experience in teaching and research in critical Criminology, working collaboratively in team contexts, and promoting the values of The Open University.

A vital aspect of the post will be to help develop our curriculum, teaching and research in critical Criminology and make significant contributions to consolidating and extending our successes in this field in the UK and beyond. We have a highly successful and expanding undergraduate teaching programme in Criminology, with ongoing developments also at postgraduate level. We place a strong emphasis on innovative curricula spanning Social Policy and Criminology.

You will have an established research record in critical Criminology, which complements and extends the concerns of the Department and Faculty, and you will be expected to contribute to research, grant-getting, publications and public engagement activities as a member of one or more of the Faculty's research centres.

If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Professor Steve Tombs on +44 (0)1908 655150 or email

Closing date: noon Thursday, 20 November 2014
Interview date: Tuesday, 09 December 2014

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£31,342 - £37,394 p.a.