University of Bristol


Unit: Research, Enterprise & Scholarship

Salary: £34,304 to £50,296

Location: Milton keynes

Please quote reference: 18785

Terms: Permanent, Part-time 0.5FTE (2.5 days) (Must be Tuesday & Wednesday, but flexible re the half day)

Closing Date: 17 September, 2021 – 12:00

Currently remote working, but will be office based in Milton Keynes from October 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 Graduate School launched in October 2016 to provide a supportive hub for postgraduate research students across the Open University. A key element of support provided by the Graduate School is the co-ordination of core academic skills and development, including transferable skills and professional development in partnership with colleagues across the university including, for the PACE programme, in the School of Languages and Linguistics in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies.

The Open University The role

The Open University is recruiting a new academic role to support doctoral research students develop their writing through the Professional Academic Communication in English (PACE) programme. The role offers an exciting opportunity to build on, and further develop the programme, popular with the OU doctoral researcher community. The successful candidate will have undertaken (or be close to finishing) their own doctorate, have experience in developing students’ academic reading, writing and presentation practices and be able to support both UK and international doctoral students, from a wide range of linguistic and disciplinary backgrounds.

Skills and experience

  • A doctorate, or equivalent experience
  • A relevant academic background in English Language, Applied Linguistics, Literacies, EAP or equivalent
  • Relevant experience of group facilitation and/or teaching
  • Experience of developing or supporting postgraduate writers
  • A theoretical/research-informed understanding, as well as a practical understanding, of doctoral writing and familiarity with a wide range of academic genres

More information can be found within the Job Description.

What you get in return

We have a strong commitment to providing training and development in and beyond your current role. This includes thorough induction into the organisation and regular reviews of your training and development needs.

We also offer a great range of benefits that support our employees and their families for the long term. Benefits include an attractive pension proposition and 33 days holiday per annum pro rata, plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days.

How to apply

For further information on how to apply, please visit the advert on the Open University’s Jobs page by clicking “Apply”.

Closing date: 17 September, 2021 – 12:00 (Midday)

Interview date: End of September/early October – To be held online

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