Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Driving Automation
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 - £42,501 to £47,375 per annum (with additional performance-related pay up to £59,219) or Senior Lecturer - £52,162 to £58,139 per annum (with additional performance-related pay up to £72,673)
Apply by 30/06/2019
Lecturer: £42,501 to £47,375 per annum (with additional performance-related pay up to £59,219)
Senior Lecturer: £52,162 to £58,139 per annum (with additional performance-related pay up to £72,673)
The Centre for Advanced Vehicle Engineering (AVEC) delivers research across a number of specialist areas associated with vehicle engineering to a wide range of industrial sectors from automotive manufacturers to space vehicle research teams, but always with a strong focus on improving vehicle performance and/or reducing the environmental impact and energy consumption of a vehicle’s manufacture and use. Our work on battery management system modelling is world-leading and we have a significant expertise in wheel tyre and brake systems, hybrid powertrain optimisation as well as advanced vehicle control and chassis dynamics. The Centre currently has a research portfolio of circa £4.5M delivered by the team and this number has increased year on year for the last decade. A number of our alumni are now in senior positions across motorsport, including F1, WRC and Formula E teams and in the automotive sector world-wide. We have active relationships with Nissan (who are located on the University’s technology park) Jaguar Land Rover, Scuderia Ferrari, Renault Sport Racing, Red Bull Technology, Williams Grand Prix Engineering, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix, Delta Motorsport, Prodrive and M-Sport.
We are now seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer within the Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre (AVEC), you will play a key role in the development and delivery of high-quality teaching at the postgraduate level and as part of continuing professional development short courses as well as growing research in the connected and autonomous vehicle systems area.
You will also be expected, to develop new opportunities for MUEAVI (Multi User Environment for Autonomous Vehicle Innovation), a new £9 million open research facility to support the development of autonomous transport vehicles and related systems at Cranfield. As a key member of academic staff, you will be expected to attract more funding for, and undertake research in topics relating to connected and autonomous vehicle systems and to promote and develop the centres capability in this area. You will be expected to develop a research portfolio complementing the group’s existing research interests and adding to the richness of our connected and autonomous vehicle research. The outcomes should be suitable for publication in reputable, peer-reviewed journals and/or for delivery to external clients.
In addition to pursuing your own research, you will be expected to interact with researchers from other fields in our truly multidisciplinary Centre to support the requirements of our research and consultancy work
You will possess a PhD in an autonomous vehicles systems related discipline such as mechatronic engineering, control engineering, robotics or related field as well as university teaching experience and research or business proposal development experience.
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.