The Open University is a key social institution, celebrating being open to people, places and ideas for the last 50 years. The university has extensive experience of delivering online/distance learning to a diverse range of students and organisations, including the NHS, Civil Service and the Police. We currently have circa 168,000 students studying on our programmes.
The University has recently made considerable investment in the development of policing teaching, research and scholarship. The candidate(s) are joining at an exciting time, as we expand our portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in this area that will be delivered nationally.
As part of our ongoing expansion we are looking to appoint two permanent Senior Lectureships in Policing Organisation and Practice. The role will:
Our approach to policing is interdisciplinary, we therefore invite applications from a broad spectrum of academic expertise/disciplines. We particularly encourage applications from those who have expertise in one or more of the following areas related to policing (other areas will be considered):