Online Lecturer

Location - Remote

Employment Type -Freelance

We are seeking online lecturers with a Sports Business and Management background to join our dynamic online faculty. In this role, you will lead and support the learning of 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 any of the following subject areas:

  • Sports Marketing and Sponsorship

  • Sports Strategy and Governance

  • Sports Business Analytics

  • Sports Business

  • Sports Operations and Events

  • Leadership in the Sport Industry

About us

At Kaplan Open Learning, we are experts in online Higher Education. Working closely with our partner universities, our vision is to become a world leader in online learning, making higher education accessible to anyone with the potential and drive to succeed.

We develop, deliver, support and market, sector-leading online higher education programmes to a global student audience. Our innovative and unique online pedagogy utilises the latest digital learning technologies to provide teaching excellence and a world-class student experience.

We work in collaboration with our university partners to develop engaging, interactive learning materials using the latest digital learning technologies. This approach blends our unique online pedagogy with the research-led subject expertise of our partners.

Key Responsibilities

The primary role of the online lecturer is to lead and support the learning of the students, using the learning materials provided in the module. This will involve a number of duties, that might include, but are not limited to:

  • leading online teaching sessions, including monitoring and contributing to discussion forums and leading webinar teaching sessions,

  • providing students with examples from your own practice, communicating your expertise within the teaching materials provided within the online teaching space,

  • moderating and assessing both formative and summative assessments,

  • providing appropriate feedback and advice to ensure student academic and personal development.

You will also be required to respond to academic queries, based upon content previously developed.

Support and training will be provided.

Qualifications and Skills

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

  • Experience of teaching and assessing at level 7 within the UK Higher Education sector

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

  • Good interpersonal skills, comfortable liaising with academic colleagues, tutors 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

  • Reliable internet connection.

  • Due to the freelance nature of this role, we cannot accept applications from candidates on a student visa (previously a tier 4 visa)

 Desirable criteria

  • Experience of teaching in an online environment

  • Familiarity of the UK Higher Education sector and UK Quality Assurance 

  • Relevant Higher Education teaching qualification.

  • Fellowship recognition by AdvanceHE


Application Process

To apply please send an up-to-date CV and a covering letter showing how you meet our above-mentioned criteria by 30th September 2023.

You will need to be available for online training that runs for 2 weeks. However, this does not require you to be online for the whole of this period. Instead, you will engage in tasks and activities across the 2-week course. 

If you have any questions please contact Ida Kemp,, the Deputy Academic Director.

Please note following an unsuccessful application, you are unable to re-apply for this role within a 12 month period 

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. If as a disabled applicant (as defined under the Equality Act 2010) you would like to request that your application is considered our Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) please let us know using this form

About Kaplan Open Learning 

Kaplan Open Learningis 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. 


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