Lecturer in Childhood and Youth Studies at Open University

Open University is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a new opening lecturer position in social sciences. Applicants should apply before October 25, 2019.

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.

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Childhood and Youth Studies to join the School of Education, Childhood, Youth & Sport.

Responsibilities will include; development and delivery of modules and resources in Childhood and Youth Studies as well as contributing to the Faculty's programme of research and scholarship and to the academic development of the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies at The Open University.

The role will contribute to the planning and preparation, writing and updating of distance learning modules and resource including use of print, audio, video and information/communications technology. This role will also have direct contact with students through a variety of means, e.g residential schools, day schools, conferences.

The successful candidate will have a Higher degree or equivalent professional knowledge in Childhood and Youth Studies or related field as well as expertise within the general field of Childhood and Youth Studies or related field. As well as proven experience of curriculum development and course design and an understanding of other approaches to studying childhood within the social sciences.

Evidence of engagement in research and scholarship through a variety of activities such as publications, gaining of external funding and/or widely recognised and disseminated contributions to learning and teaching in Childhood and Youth Studies is also a key requirement for this role.

The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Description here.

Part time hours and job share opportunity may be considered for this role.

Please complete the application for employment form and send this to us with a copy of your CV (detailing your academic qualifications, teaching, management, and research experience, grants received and publications) and a covering letter.

In your cover letter you must address how you meet the essential and desirable criteria listed in the person specification. Please provide evidence and examples against each of the listed criteria. You may use the criteria bullets as sub heading in your letter.

Please submit your application via email to When submitting your application, please make sure that your communications include the following in the subject line: “APPLICATION – Lecturer in Childhood and Youth Studies – WELS – 16067”.

All offers of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Please note: If you have not heard from us within two 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.


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