Unit : Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Salary : £52,560- £59,135
Location : Milton Keynes
Permanent, Full Time
Closing Date : 26 October, 2020 - 12:00
This is a permanent academic post as a Senior Lecturer within the Faculty of Business and Law, with the Director role being three years in the first instance but can be extended up to a total of 10 years if the postholder and the Centre agree.
This role provide an exciting opportunity to join the Open University’s Centre for Policing Research and Learning, based in the Faculty of Business and Law while working with all faculties of the University.
The Director of Research and Strategic Partnerships will lead, direct, co-ordinate and ensure high quality implementation of the Centre for Policing Research and Learning’s research strategy and objectives in collaboration both with the Centre’s academic research network across The Open University and also in collaboration with the Centre’s police organization partners.
The Centre for Policing Research and Learning works in close collaboration with, currently, 20 UK police forces and agencies, which are partners of the Centre. It also works with other police forces/emergency services organizations widely in the UK and internationally. The postholder will strengthen and widen these partnerships to enhance the Centre’s ability, with its partners, to create and use knowledge to improve policing for the good of society.
Skills and Experience
The Director will need experience of leadership and management, ideally in a higher education setting but other contexts will be considered. This must include research leadership (evidenced by publications, research grants, leading teams and activities). You will be skilled in communicating and working effectively with practitioner and academic communities on the creation and use of research knowledge.
The successful candidate will have research experience in topics relevant to operational or organizational aspects of policing. Your academic discipline may be social science, humanities, STEM or any subject relevant to policing and you will have an excellent track record at Senior Lecturer level.
You will have a first degree or equivalent qualifications/experience, in business/management, organization studies, education/educational technology, social sciences, STEM or humanities. In addition, you will have a PhD.
Closing date: Midday - 26th October
Interview date: Monday 9th November - to be held remotely online