Freelance Online Lecturers 

Reference number: JR237923 

Location: Remote

Contract Type: Freelance

Number of roles: Multiple

Salary: Competitive


We are looking for Online Lecturers to work on a freelance basis to join our team. 


We are seeking online Lecturers in a range of subject areas to join our dynamic online faculty. In this role, you will lecture on one of our taught postgraduate modules for our online students working in close collaboration with our Russell Group partner, the University of Liverpool. Successful candidates will also receive honorary lecturer status from the University.

We are looking for individuals with experience in the following subject areas:

• Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Robotics

• Business and Management

• Psychology

• Law

• Public Health

• Academic Practice, Higher Education Learning and Teaching


A detailed job description can be viewed here.  If the link does not work for you, please copy and paste the following URL into your web browser:


What you’ll bring to the role 

You will have a strong academic background and practical applied experience in one or more of the relevant subject areas outlined above. You will also have experience of teaching and assessment on higher education programmes at postgraduate level as well as an enthusiasm for online learning.

Essential criteria:

• Doctoral qualification in a related subject or significant professional experience and a minimum of a Masters-level qualification. These criteria will vary and a PhD may be a minimum requirement in some subject areas.

• Experience of teaching and assessing at level 7 (Masters level) within the UK Higher Education sector.

• Good interpersonal skills, comfortable liaising with academic colleagues, lecturers and students both face-to-face and in a virtual environment.

• Experience of working with students from a range of cultural backgrounds.

• Excellent written communication skills in English.

• Excellent IT skills, primarily Word, Excel, PowerPoint and online meeting software.

• Reliable internet connection.

What we do 


Kaplan Open Learning is one of the world’s largest and most experienced providers of online degree education. We currently work with two UK partner Universities to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. Our students complete their studies through online learning using our interactive virtual classroom with rich multi-media resources which provide a gateway to a learning community supported by a dedicated academic and professional services team.  


Our mission is to continue to transform students’ lives and careers by delivering and expanding our suite of innovative, industry led and career enhancing higher education programmes.  




How to apply 

To apply for this role please submit a CV along with a Cover Letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role no later than 7th May 2024. Note, we recommend that you apply at the earliest as we reserve the right to close the role before the closing date if we have gathered a suitable shortlist.  


Additional Application Information 

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, depending on the nature of the role, successful candidates may be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.  


Application Support  

If you require technical support, you can contact

If you have questions regarding the role itself please contact Ida Kemp, Deputy Academic Director at

Disability Confident Scheme and Reasonable Adjustments 

At Kaplan International, we are committed to working in a diverse organisation and strive to provide equality of opportunity for all. We encourage and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or identity, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership.  

Following the submission of an application, applicants will receive details of how to request their application be considered under our Disability Confident Scheme.  Applicants will also be given information on how to request reasonable adjustments if selected for interview. 

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