Associate Lecturers in the Law School, Faculty of Business and Law

Starting: October 2022

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

We are looking to recruit several Associate Lecturers in the School of Law, in the Faculty of Business and Law at the Open University.

The position is part-time (a minimum of 0.2 FTE) and would involve teaching one or more modules. In particular, there are immediate teaching needs in the core areas of:

Criminal Law

Contract Law

Public Law

Trusts Law

EU Law

Tort Law

Land Law

In addition, we are also looking for tutors to deliver on a number of elective subjects including:

Family Law

Business and Employment Law

Law, Society and Culture

Evidence Law and Practice

International, Environmental and Space Law

Exploring Legal Boundaries

Justice in Action

The position is home-based and has no fixed core hours. It is permanent, with a probation period of two years. The annual salary and workload are fixed, but there are significant workload peaks and troughs, mainly linked to providing marking and assessment feedback. This is likely to include exam and end of module marking tasks. Other tasks will be required such as focused student support (individual and forum), such as peer mentoring and working with the module team on assessment activities and quality improvement. Some evening and weekend work will be required. The appropriate level of FTE will be discussed at interview, and there is the possibility of increasing the FTE later. The starting full-time salary is £34,304 paid pro rata based on your FTE. Although most of the teaching occurs between October and June, the position is paid over the full calendar year.

There are two module presentations in an academic year, October and February. Therefore, a teaching contract will be offered in line with these, either starting from September 2022 or January 2023.

What you get in return

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. To ensure they remain up to date with developments in their academic field, Associate Lecturers are allocated 6 days (pro-rata) per annum for AL-led (ie. self-directed) Academic Currency and 1 day, plus 5 days pro rata, per annum for Agreed Academic Currency and Professional Development.

Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 27 days holiday per annum (pro rata) with variable (pro rata) Bank holidays and an attractive pensions proposition.

How to apply

For full details on each of the modules advertised and to apply online please use the link below:

Associate Lecturers in the Law School, Faculty of Business and Law | Employment (

Closing date for application: 18th April 2022 – 12 noon

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