I Want This Job…

…but it’s two years too early.

Lecturer in Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts

We are seeking to recruit a colleague to join our team of academics within the Department of Religious Studies, whose focus is broadly ‘contemporary religion in historical perspective’. You will support the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes taught or supported by the Department and contribute to the research culture of Religious Studies at The Open University.

You will have excellent qualifications in Religious Studies or in the rigorous study of religion from a methodological position, such as History or Sociology, be familiar with the fields covered in courses offered by the Department, and have sufficient academic flexibility to work on interdisciplinary courses.

You will have experience of and enthusiasm for distance learning, and be familiar with developments in teaching using electronic tools such as Moodle and VLEs appropriate to The Open University context.

You will be expected to make a valuable contribution in the forthcoming REF, therefore your research should be of ‘international’ standard or potential.

The Faculty has a strong commitment to collective working in teaching and scholarship and we encourage applications from those who want to work in such a culture.

Closing date: noon on 10 November 2011.

Interview date: 9 December 2011

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