Senior Lecturer in Strategy

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
08 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2019
Academic Discipline
Business & Economics
Contract Type

Change your career, change lives

The Open University Business School differentiates itself though a distinctive practice-based pedagogy, placing the student’s experience at the heart of learning. Our learning materials exploit a wide variety of media facilitated by a network of over 750 part-time Associate Lecturer (AL) colleagues. We are therefore seeking to appoint a new colleague with outstanding team-working skills, creativity and initiative, as well as excellent specialist subject knowledge.

The role

The Open University Business School wishes to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Strategy to our vibrant and growing Department for Strategy and Marketing.  The successful candidate will participate in and lead a range of teaching activities and have a strong research track record and the motivation to maintain a continuing excellent research contribution.  Applications would be welcome from candidates with teaching and research experience and interests in ANY area of strategy.

This role may be considered suitable for part time hours (minimum 0.6 FTE), if this is something you are seeking please specify this on your covering letter.

Key responsibilities

  • Contribute to either/or both the undergraduate and MBA degrees by working on the development and presentation of one or more of our modules.
  • Undertake world class research and publication which will enhance the research profile of the Business School.
  • Bid for external research funding.
  • Supervise PhD students
  • Contribute to monitoring of the quality of tuition, assessment and online student support.
  • Tutor at face-to-face residential schools or their online equivalents, or other forms of direct student contact, for at least ten days per year.
  • Play a full part in the academic life of the Business School
  • Serve as requested on Business School, Faculty and OU committees.

Skills and experience

You will have demonstrated your expertise in research by undertaking a PhD in a relevant field as well as an established research record evidenced by publications in highly-rated REF-able journals.

You will have experience of teaching strategy in an HE environment and either have experience or interest in online teaching.  You will be able to demonstrate innovation and leadership in teaching.

You will also have evidence of bidding for and winning research funding and experience of external engagement activities with practitioner communities. You will also have previous experience of research supervision at PhD level.

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

How to apply

To apply, please complete a short application form and include your CV together with a covering letter, no more than 4 sides of A4, detailing how you meet the person specification.

In your cover letter you must address how you meet the essential and desirable criteria listed in the person specification.

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 – Senior Lecturer in Strategy - FBL - 16659".

Closing date: Midday on 20th December 2019

Interview Date: January/February 2020

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.

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community

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