OU Part-Time tutor vacancies: Comparative and International studies in primary education

OU Part-Time tutor vacancies:
Comparative and International studies in primary education

Locations: Multiple, UK 
Salary: OU band 7 
Hours:  Part-time, October 2018 - May 2019 

Job Description 

The Open University are recruiting tutors (Associate Lecturers) for our new Honours level module Comparative and International studies in primary education – E309. You can find out more about the module here

All tutorials are online. Tutors are expected to be proactive in supporting their students to become confident and effective in their engagement online. Tutors are expected to engage in the following support for students on a regular basis:

  • starting and supporting regular online discussion threads, moderating/teaching on your students’ tutor group forum.
  • including tutorial activities that require students to engage in a range of the module’s online features, and responding to any difficulties that students may experience with any of these
  • setting up and trouble-shooting small e-groups within your tutor group
  • regular email contact with individual students and, where appropriate, members of the central module team and your cluster manager
  • early identification of and appropriate referral of at-risk and non-engaging students, and students without a practice placement, for monitoring and support.
  • Tuition on this module will involve working as part of a team of associate lecturers in a cluster group. You will be working as part of a collaborative team, on occasion sharing tuition tasks for online tutorials. You will be expected to check into the Tutor Forum on a regular basis.

Person Specification 

The person specification for this module should be read in conjunction with the generic person specification for an associate lecturer at The Open University. As well as meeting all the requirements set out in the generic person specification, you should have:

  •  an Honours degree in one of the following: Education Studies, Early Childhood, a primary curriculum subject, international development or comparative education, education and sustainability;
  •  experience as a primary school teacher or teacher educator, or extensive experience of working within the cultural sector for education or for an education section of a NGO;
  • a broad understanding of educational trends at national and international levels;
  • experience of working with adult learners in the UK or internationally who may be teaching assistants, volunteers and/or similar learning support staff in schools or the education sector;
  • experience of assessing and giving effective written feedback on assignments produced by adult learners;
  • a willingness to engage with innovative and non-traditional forms of assessment;
  • the ability to support students in online tutorials and in the use of asynchronous online discussion threads (forum) to help them to develop skills for studying effectively online;
  • the ability to support students to work collaboratively in study and assessment activities throughout the module;
  • the ability to support students in writing for academic purposes at this Level;
  • an awareness of a range of different education systems in different nations or globally and implications in global and local policies and curricula.

It would be an advantage to have:

  • A postgraduate qualification
  • Experience of working collaboratively with others to deliver tuition
  • Experience of working at Level 3 (OU study), FHEQ level 6, or SCQF level 10


How to Apply

Find out more about applying for tutoring vacancies here and download the application form here. 
If you would like further information, you can contact Lore Gallastegi on lore.gallastegi@open.ac.uk .
Closing Date: Thursday 19th July 2018. Interviews will be held in August

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