Lecturer in Astronomy (Stellar/ Exoplanetary)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 per annum
Full Time – Fixed Term from 1 Sep 2021 until 31 Aug 2023
Based at Walton Hall, Milton Keynes or Home-based
Change your career, change lives
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.
The School of Physical Sciences at the Open University is seeking a Fixed-Term Lecturer to join the Astronomy Discipline and support its teaching activities.
You will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of our innovative distance learning programme, particularly in areas of stellar and exoplanetary astronomy. You will also conduct research in stellar or exoplanetary astronomy that aligns with the strategic research areas of the School of Physical Sciences.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in astronomy or a related field, display excellent communication and team working skills, and a strong commitment to teaching astronomy.
More details and other criteria are set out in the Job Description.
The School provides a friendly and flexible working environment. Our commitment to equality and diversity has been recognised by the award of “Juno Champion” status by the Institute of Physics and an Athena SWAN Silver Award.
If you would like to discuss this post before making an application, please email Prof. Andrew Norton (Andrew.Norton@open.ac.uk).
What you get in return
Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 33 days holiday per annum pro rata plus Bank Holidays and an attractive pension proposition.
How to apply
For details on how to apply please click the apply button to our website or follow this link http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/lecturer-astronomy-stellar-exoplanetary-18241
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Closing date: 21 May 2021 noon
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