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Lecturer in Criminology; Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Policy & Criminology

Based in Milton Keynes

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 either complements or 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 by email at

Closing date: noon Thursday, 4 September 2014
Interview date: Friday, 03 October 2014

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£31,342 - £37,394 p.a.




Lecturer in Psychology (Social) - Faculty of Social Sciences - Psychology Department

Based in Milton Keynes, 24 month temporary contract

The Psychology Department at the Open University is a vibrant community of psychologists researching and teaching in a range of areas, including social psychology, counselling psychology, forensic cognition and applied psychology.

You will be a psychologist with excellent teaching skills and experience, and a developing research record in an area which complements ongoing research and scholarship in the department and Faculty. You should have a PhD, or equivalent, in psychology or a cognate discipline, recent relevant teaching experience, and the ability to produce text and online distance teaching materials. Experience of distance-learning teaching and modular production would be advantageous though not essential.

If you would like to discuss the post, please contact Professor John Dixon, Head of Department, on 01908-654547 or email:

Closing date: Noon Thursday 18 September 2014
Interview date: Interviews will take place late October / early November 2014

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

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£31,342 - £45,954 p.a.