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Lecturer in Management

Unit :  Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Salary :  £43,414 - £51,805
Location :  Milton Keynes
Please quote reference :  20247
Full Time, Permanent
Closing Date :  27 September, 2022 - 12:00

Hybrid working can be discussed with travel to Milton Keynes

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. 

The role 

We are looking to appoint lecturers (AC3) in management in the Department of People and Organisations (DPO), The Open University Business School, Faculty of Business and Law at The Open University. 

We are looking for candidates who will commit to the OU’s social mission of providing socially important, impactful and innovative research and teaching. We are open to a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds that can help advance the School’s commitment to pursuing cutting edge thinking on contemporary economic and social issues. Candidates should have teaching experience in Human Resource Management and, ideally, other areas of management including Organisational Behaviour and Organisation Studies.  

We also strongly encourage applications from academics with experience in apprenticeships, work-based learning and organisational partnerships. A key part of this role will be finding opportunities for establishing knowledge exchange with external organisations and attracting external funding for conducting impactful research. To that end, you will have the opportunity to work closely with a wide range of academics and professional services across the Faculty, University and beyond.

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Contributing to the creation of online teaching modules (undergraduate, postgraduate taught and micro-credentials) together with other colleagues
  • Contributing to the presentation of teaching modules (undergraduate, postgraduate taught, postgraduate research and micro-credentials) together with other colleagues, including setting and overseeing of assessment
  • Tutoring at face-to-face residential schools, day schools or their online equivalents, or other forms of direct student contact
  • Undertaking research and publications relevant to Faculty and University priorities
  • Contributing to monitoring of the quality of tuition, assessment and online student support

Skills and experience 

You must have a doctorate in a relevant discipline and be able to show a building trajectory of relevant research publications and associated research activity. Your research can be in any of the areas above or other areas which align with or complement the interests of academic staff in the Department of People and Organisations.

You must also be able to demonstrate a willingness to develop the skills and capabilities required for our unique approach to teaching at all levels. You should demonstrate an ability to engage with a wide range of people: your academic peers, your professional services colleagues, your students and their tutors, within relevant business and professional environments. You will also be able to demonstrate the organisational skills to deal with innovation and change and to manage conflicting demands and meet deadlines. To that end, there will be opportunities to take on academic leadership roles within the faculty and beyond.

Please also note that we can be flexible on the location of a successful candidate, and would consider hybrid with some travel to Milton Keynes as required as long as they live in the UK. How often academic staff are needed on campus is decided by their line manager and wider Faculty needs.

Please find further information about this role in the job description.

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this post before making an application, please email, quoting vacancy ref 20247.

What you get in return 

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. This includes thorough induction into the organisation and regular reviews of your training and development needs. 

We also offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Benefits include an attractive pension proposition and 33 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days. 

How to apply 

Unless otherwise stated in the advert, all applications are completed online via the OU Job’s page by following the instructions below and clicking the “APPLY NOW” link. Applications submitted via 3rd party websites will not be considered.  

Access details for disabled applicants are available from the Resourcing Hub, telephone: 01908 655544, quoting the vacancy reference above. 

To apply for this role please submit the following; 

  • CV  
  • Personal statement, up to 1,000 words, you should set out in your statement why you’re interested in this role and provide examples of where your skills and experience meet the essential criteria for this role as detailed in the job and person specification.  

The above documents will need to be submitted as one attachment during the application process, please include the personal statement followed by the CV in this document.  

To ensure your file is uploaded to our system correctly, please make sure your document is saved with the following file name as appropriate to the vacancy you are applying for: 20247, surname, first initial

You will need to have your documents ready ahead of submitting the electronic application. 


You will receive updates regarding your application from Please ensure this email address is added to your list of trusted senders. Please also keep an eye on your junk folder to ensure you do not miss any important updates regarding this role.  

You can view your application communications on the Candidate portal. 

Please note: If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the application closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have not been selected for interview, however we thank you for your interest in The Open University and encourage you to apply for future positions.  

Find out more about us and our mission by watching this short video (you will be taken to YouTube by clicking this link). 

Closing date: 27th September 2022- 12:00

Interviews: Mid October

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.   

We offer a range of inclusive employment policies which include family and carer friendly flexible working arrangements and have many supportive staff networks and wellbeing services. We also endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity. 

Job related information : 

File Lecturer in Management Job Description.docx46.42 KB

Posting Date :  6 September, 2022 - 00:00

Contact us

If you have any queries or questions about the recruitment process, or regarding your application, please contact:

If you have any feedback regarding the recruitment process, please contact the Senior Resourcing Account Manager who will look into the matter.

Senior Resourcing Account Manager,
Resourcing Hub,
The Open University,
Walton Hall,
Milton Keynes,