Lecturer in Nursing (0.5wte)

Opening Date:
12 May 2017
Closing Date:
6 Jun 2017
Salary Range:

We are looking for an outstanding individual who will make significant contribution as a Lecturer to Nursing in the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care (HWSC) and in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) at The Open University (OU).

As a registered nurse, you will have academic  background in nursing in the adult or mental health fields of practice with some experience ideally in primary  care. You will have experience in, and a passion for, practice/work-based learning and its potential to make a  difference to healthcare practice. In addition to your learning and teaching skills, you will be active or show the potential to engage in research and scholarship evidenced by ongoing projects and publications. We are looking for a candidate with developing academic leadership skills, communication and ambassadorial skills who has the ability to motivate and inspire others.

This is an exciting time for the OU as it implements its Student First strategic vision (see
http://intranet6.open.ac.uk/strategy-and-information-office/students-first). You will join us at a critical time as we seek to consolidate our profile and reputation in Nursing education and research.

This is both an exciting and challenging time for nurse education given the changes in funding for pre-registration nursing in England; the potential for the Degree Apprenticeship; and the many possibilities for development of the Healthcare Support Worker Bands 2-4 including Higher Apprenticeships and Nursing Associates.

We are looking for you to bring insight into student-focused ways of learning that could help inform, shape and support future curriculum developments and delivery. There will be opportunity to contribute to the writing and delivery of high quality distance and online learning materials for the healthcare workforce. You will be supported to participate in research and scholarship – relevant to school or faculty research priorities and teaching thus