Staff Tutor in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Open University UK, Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)
United Kingdom

Staff Tutor in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)

£40,792 - £48,677

Home Based

Please quote reference:

Regular travel to Milton Keynes, and other locations in England, will be required

Closing Date:
19 June, 2019 - 12:00

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The role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as a Staff Tutor where you will play a key role in keeping the Open University in the forefront of supported distance higher education, particularly in designing and facilitating effective teaching of the Faculty’s modules and qualifications.


You will oversee the work of Associate Lecturer colleagues and be responsible for the management and staff development of those who teach modules in the Discipline you are appointed to, as well as inter-disciplinary Level One modules in the relevant School. You will also be expected to contribute to the academic life of the discipline into which you are appointed through your teaching, scholarship and research.


The post is designated as a homeworker, however regular travel to Milton Keynes, and other locations in England, will be required throughout the contract period.


Skills and experience

  • You will hold as a minimum requirement a postgraduate degree (or equivalent) in the Discipline or a cognate area which is clearly and specifically related to the Discipline for the Staff Tutor post you are applying for,
  • You will have relevant experience of teaching and management of teaching, and student support.
  • relevant teaching experience, an understanding of the needs of adult, distance and independent learners, and an imaginative approach to tutoring modules for a wide range of adult students of different backgrounds and types;
  • a keen interest in innovative forms of teaching and learning, including the development of teaching skills in an online environment;
  • excellent IT skills and willingness to use more advanced software after appropriate training;
  • excellent written and oral communication skills, with a strength in academic communication;
  • excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to manage staff, giving and receiving advice and dealing with sensitive issues in a constructive manner
  • willingness to work flexibly, independently and as part of a team;


What you get in return

We offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Benefits include 33 (or 30) days holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition.


How to apply

To apply, please complete a short application form and include your CV together with a covering letter, no more than 2 sides of A4, detailing how you meet the person specification.


Closing date: Midday on Wednesday 19th June 2019


Interview date: TBC


The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Related Information here


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An application form and job related information are available from the links located below. Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01908 655544 or by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number

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