Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Manufacturing Operations

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£43,351 to £74,126 per annum
Feb 10, 2020
End of advertisement period
Mar 20, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Organisation Cranfield University
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 - £43,351 to £48,323 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £60,403 per annum or Senior Lecturer - £53,205 to £59,302 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £74,126 per annum
Apply by 20/03/2020


Role Description

We welcome applications from those individuals with a track record in theoretical and practical knowledge in manufacturing operations. 

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: Working life at Cranfield.   

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. To find out more please visit our website: 

Cranfield Manufacturing is one of the eight themes at Cranfield University offering 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).

This position focuses on undertaking a leading role in research in manufacturing operations, and in teaching and the management of postgraduate courses in related topics.

We are interested in hearing from applicants with a track record in theoretical and practical knowledge in manufacturing management areas such as manufacturing operations & management, management of technology and innovation, planning scheduling and inventory control, production systems analysis and design, strategic approach to Industry 4.0, quality management, lean manufacturing, global production and service networks, manufacturing ecosystems management. You will have a PhD in manufacturing, engineering, information technology or a related area. You will have experience in writing high quality papers in top rated journals and in developing research proposals. You must be proficient in oral and written communications and have a strong track record in publication. You must demonstrate the ability to engage with industry and wider stakeholders through your relevant experience.

You will be expected to write and win funding for research proposals from RCUK, Innovate and Europe as well as directly from Industry. Targets for such funding will be set annually through the Performance & Development Review process. 

Senior Lecturer: You will have a substantial reputation in your field and a proven track record of teaching and MSc/PhD supervision in a relevant aspect of manufacturing management. You will have a clear record of impact, having generated substantial and sustained research income, successfully securing funding from research councils.

In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key senior position, and to be at the forefront of world 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.  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.

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

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.  To find out more, please visit

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Konstantinos Salonitis, Professor of Manufacturing Systems/Acting Head of Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Centre, on +44 (0)1234 75 8347) or (E);

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