Lecturer in Chemistry, Energetics

Shrivenham, United Kingdom
£43,351 to £48,323, with potential progression to £60,403 per annum
Tuesday, 9 February 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 7 March 2021
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type

School/Department Cranfield Defence and Security
Based at Shrivenham, Oxfordshire - Cranfield Defence and Security
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type Permanent
Salary Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £43,351 to £48,323 per annum, with potential progression to £60,403 per annum
Apply by 07/03/2021

Role Description

Cranfield University’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) welcomes applications from Lecturers in Chemistry (Energetics).

Based at the UK Defence Academy at Shrivenham in Oxfordshire, CDS has an unrivalled reputation for defence education, research and consultancy, our expertise is trusted by governments, armed forces, and industry and security services around the world.

The Centre for Defence Chemistry has been working on propellants, explosives and pyrotechnic research for decades. We are interested in all aspects of defence manufacturing, vulnerability, combustion, and life assessment of energetic materials. We have an explosive license to manufacture of explosives, propellants and pyrotechnics, a dedicated hazard testing facility and an explosive range at the Cranfield Ordnance Test and Evaluation Centre (COTEC).

You will be responsible for:

  • Developing and delivering education and research in energetic materials
  • Lecturing on existing Masters and short courses within the Centre
  • Providing the leadership necessary to establish and maintain an international reputation in areas which are related to energetic materials
  • Working closely with colleagues and making effective use of the facilities
  • Contributing to the teaching of the Group; supervise MSc, research projects and PhD students

You will have a PhD (or nearing completion) in a field of chemistry related to the area of energetic materials chemistry.  You will have experience of lecturing at Master level and developing Masters programmes and experience of publishing papers in leading international journals.  A teaching qualification (PGCert in Academic Practice) or equivalent and/or Membership of Higher Education Academy is desirable. 

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

Our Values

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here. We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential.

Diversity and Inclusion

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women and/OR minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

Flexible Working

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.