Skip to content

Toggle service links

Appointments at residential schools

Recruitment for teaching posts are scheduled throughout the year.  Summer school recruitment is typically held in January, OUBS schools in April and September and Language schools, also in September.

If you have accessed these pages directly, please note that you can only apply via the Jobs site:

Please ensure you complete each section of the application, submit your application on the correct application form and by the stated closing date, as we will be unable to accept incomplete applications, applications submitted on an incorrect or out of date form or applications submitted after the closing date.

If you are a successful candidate you may be required to supply evidence to support your eligibility to work in the United Kingdom, (where this is not already on record), this is a legal requirement. If we require any evidence from you we will contact you separately advising the process to follow. No contract of employment will be raised until the full eligibility process has been completed and verified.

The Open University is only able to accept applications for Residential Schools from applicants who are resident in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland.

We are looking for people who have at least a first degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, have either had experience of or are interested in adult learning, and can adopt a facilitative and student-centred approach to adult learning.

Open University residential schools are offered to students for a variety of modules to cover aspects of the subject that cannot be taught at a distance, delivering certain learning outcomes which are essential for a particular qualification.

Comprehensive information about teaching opportunities at Open University Residential Schools is available from the links on this website.