CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Lecturer in Product Design and Engineering

Location
Cranfield, United Kingdom
Salary
£42,501 to £46,106 per annum
Posted
02 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Ref
2832
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

This is an opportunity for a talented practitioner to join our creative and dynamic team, driving forward a breakthrough innovation culture and behaviour across the centre and rest of the university. Your contribution will span research, teaching, leadership and management with your design expertise driving both academic and practical outcomes and your teaching inspiring our post-graduate students through innovative course design and delivery.

School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday
Contract type Permanent
Salary £42,501 to £46,106 per annum
Apply by 11/11/2018

Role Description

Are you an expert design practitioner who is able to imagine and realise novel proof-of-concept solutions? Here at Cranfield, we offer you the opportunity and resources to develop your career in a research led but strongly practitioner focused environment.  Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

The Centre for Competitive Creative Design (C4D) at Cranfield is the internationally recognised and award-winning centre of excellence for creative design, strategy and leadership. This is an opportunity for a talented practitioner to join our creative and dynamic team, driving forward a breakthrough innovation culture and behaviour across the centre and rest of the university.

Your contribution will span research, teaching, leadership and management with your design expertise driving both academic and practical outcomes and your teaching inspiring our post-graduate students through innovative course design and delivery. The ability to turn conceptual designs into prototypes and competence in testing and improving resulting artefacts is critical to the role.

You will be expected to develop a strong and impactful contribution to design practice using human-centric and design-driven processes and conduct independent research. You should therefore have experience of developing and securing research and/or development income and driving a research, product design and teaching agenda in product design and engineering or related field. In order to achieve this, you will have an exceptional portfolio of work demonstrating your Product Design and Engineering capabilities.

Applicants should hold a PhD or EngD in Product Design, Industrial Design Engineering, or a related field. Extensive experience of translating ideas into working proof-of-concepts, alongside experience of management and research using both qualitative and quantitative methods is a must.

If you have ambition to build your own reputation through research, an impressive publication record and a great student teaching approach, then we would like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Leon Williams, Senior Lecturer in Creative Design & Innovation/Head of C4D on (T); +44 (0)1234 750111 Ext. 8531 or (E): l.williams@cranfield.ac.uk

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. 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.

Your career at Cranfield will be enhanced through access to fully equipped shared laboratory and pilot facilities, extensive research and business training through our learning and development team and doctoral training centres in a collegiate and supportive environment.

Interviews to be held: 03 December 2018

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