Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Additive Manufacture

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£43,351 to £48,323 per annum (Lecturer) / £53,205 to £59,302 per annum (Senior Lecturer)
Wednesday, 10 February 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 3 March 2021
Contract Type

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 Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £43,351 to £48,323 per annum with potential progression up to £60,403 per annum (Lecturer) or in the range of £53,205 to £59,302 per annum, with potential progression up to £74,126 per annum (Senior Lecturer)
Apply by 03/03/2021 

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.

We welcome applications from talented individuals interested in this exciting Lecturer / Senior Lecturer post, with the necessary knowledge and skills to support our rapidly expanding teaching and research activities in Additive Manufacture (AM) – primarily focussed on wire-based processes.

About the School/Manufacturing Theme

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, nanomaterials (graphene, coatings and sensors), low energy casting, thermal barrier coatings and additive manufacturing.

About the Role

The successful applicant will be expected to fulfil a major role in delivering and/or managing the new course on Metal Additive Manufacture and supporting teaching activities as well as supervising researchers and students. Another key aspect of the role will be generating income through the writing of proposals and developing your own specialist research area to support the overall WAM programme.

Excellent interpersonal skills will be necessary to liaise with work colleagues and academic partners as well as supervising researchers and students. You will need to demonstrate a track record of conducting high quality research which has resulted in the production of high-quality papers. 

About You

You will hold a PhD in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related area, ideally involving Additive Manufacturing,  Laser or Arc Processing/Welding. You should have a demonstrable track record of high-quality research or technology development and experience of working with industry.  Experience and/or qualifications in teaching are essential.

In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key position, and to be at the forefront of 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 minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

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.

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.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Supriyo Ganguly, Reader in Welding and Additive Materials Science on (E);

Apply online now. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on (E); Please quote reference number 3524. 

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