CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Internet of Things

Location
Cranfield, United Kingdom
Salary
£43,351 to £59,302 per annum
Posted
Friday, 7 August 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 13 September 2020
Ref
3391
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

School/Department School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type Permanent
Salary Lecturer: Salary level 6 – £43,351 to £48,323 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £60,403 per annum or Senior Lecturer: Salary level 7 – £53,205 to £59,302 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £74,126 per annum
Apply by 13/09/2020

Role Description

We welcome applications from people who can contribute to the state of the art in education and research. We are seeking expertise in Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, digital systems, virtual and augmented reality, visualisation, ISO55000. 

As the UK’s only exclusively postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally.  Our distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world. 

Our people are our most valuable resource and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the businesses we work with. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here. Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

Cranfield Manufacturing (which includes major activities in Materials) is following the ambitious strategy of developing a roadmap for a Sustainable Manufacturing Sector for 2050 by applying fundamental science and thought leadership via conceiving and maturing the concepts of Smart, Clean and Green manufacturing solutions agnostically across all sectors and through all tiers of the supply chain with SMEs as well as OEMs. This is to support the national aspiration of Net Zero UK by 2050. We offer world-class and niche post-graduate level research, education, training and consultancy. We are unique in our multi-disciplinary approach by bringing together design, materials’ technology and management expertise. We link fundamental materials research with manufacturing to develop novel technologies and improve the science base of the manufacturing research. Our capabilities are unique, with a focus on simulation and modelling, and sustainability.  They also include work in composite manufacture, metallic glasses, nano-materials (graphene, coatings and sensors), low energy casting, thermal barrier coatings and Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM). Our expertise in through-life engineering services offers solutions to defence, aerospace, transport and manufacturing customers.

This role will lead and support our programme of education and research in through-life support and manufacturing. The successful candidate will join the management and teaching team of MSc Through-life Systems Sustainment and MSc Manufacturing Information Systems. You will be expected to build an independent portfolio of research and PhD supervision.

You will be educated to doctoral level in a relevant subject and have relevant experience. With excellent communication skills, you will have expertise in one or more of:

  • Internet of Things
  • Industry 4.0
  • Digital systems for manufacturing and maintenance
  • Digital twin strategy
  • Virtual and/or augmented reality
  • Visualisation of complex information and data
  • Standards including ISO 55000, PAS 55 and/or PAS 280 

Further information can be found by visiting https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/centres/throughlife-engineering-services-institute. 

In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key position, and to lead and supportworld leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment. 

At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage female applicants.  To further demonstrate our commitment to progressing gender diversity in STEM, we are members of WES & Working Families, and sponsors of International Women in Engineering Day. 

We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Andrew Starr, Head of Through-life Engineering Services Institute, on (E) a.starr@cranfield.ac.uk

Interviews to be held: 28 to 30 September 2020

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