Lecturer in Planetary Science

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Archive Date: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (visiting and non-tenure)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
The Open University
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Job Announcement Text: 

Lecturer in Planetary Science

Unit: STEM
Salary: AC3 £41,526 to £49,553
Location: Milton Keynes
Please quote reference: 18106
Terms: Permanent, Full Time post
Closing Date: 12 noon, 19 Apr, 2021

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 role

The post-holder will join enthusiastic teams in presenting and producing innovative learning resources across our curriculum in physics, astronomy and planetary science, and in interdisciplinary science.

In addition, the post-holder will undertake research in analytical laboratory-based planetary science that aligns with the strategic research priorities of the School of Physical Sciences. They will be expected to obtain external funding to support a programme of internationally competitive research (appropriate for the level of appointment) and to contribute to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) submissions.

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

If you would like to discuss this role before applying, please email [email protected].

If you would like to discuss the application or recruitment process before making an application, please email [email protected] or contact [email protected] quoting reference STEM 18106.

What you get in return

Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 33 days holiday per annum pro rata plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition. We can support flexible working patterns to enable you to have the best work life balance.

How to apply

Unless otherwise stated in the advert, all applications are completed online via the OU Job’s page and following the instructions below and clicking the “APPLY NOW” link below. Applications submitted via 3rd party websites will not be considered.

To apply for this role please submit the following;

  • CV
  • Personal statement, up to 1,500 words, you should set out in your statement why you’re interested in this role and provide examples of where your skills and experience meet the required competencies for this role as detailed in the job and person specification.

The above documents will need to be submitted as one attachment during the application process, please include the personal statement followed by the CV in this document.

To ensure your file is uploaded to our system correctly, please make sure your document is saved with the following file name as appropriate to the vacancy you are applying for: 18106, surname, first initial.

You will need to have your documents ready ahead of submitting the electronic application.

Remember to attach your CV and Personal Statement as ONE DOCUMENT.

You will receive updates regarding your application from [email protected]. Please ensure this email address is added to your list of trusted senders. Please also keep an eye on your junk folder to ensure you do not miss any important updates regarding this role.

You can view your application communications on the Candidate portal.

Please note: If you have not heard from us within 2 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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Closing date: 12noon Mon, 19 Apr 2021

Interview: Are expected to take place in early June 2021.

We value diversity and we recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge and culture, and that this difference brings great strength.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, April 19, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, April 26, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
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