Lecturer in Remote Sensing

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£42,501 to £47,375 per annum, dependant on skills and experience
02 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

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. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type Permanent
Salary £42,501 to £47,375 per annum, dependant on skills and experience
Apply by 04/08/2019

Role Description

Come and join the Cranfield community. 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.

Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

The Centre for Environmental and Agricultural Informatics (CEAI) brings sensing technology, engineering, informatics and management capabilities to a wide range of research challenges in environment and agriculture sectors.

The remote sensing group at CEAI is at the forefront of technological developments that provide a unique perspective on natural and anthropogenic processes, through understanding the physics of measurements, extracting information from earth observation data and implementation at local to global scale. The group operates in an exciting environment at Cranfield, covering field and ground based technological advances embedded in our Agri-Informatics and plant phenotyping facilities to state of the art airborne facilities associated to our airfield capabilities.  

You will join this team of inter-disciplinary remote sensing scientists, taking a leading role delivering remote sensing research activities, and developing and research with an international profile in the application of remote sensing for AgriFood and environmental science and technology, as well as supporting the strategic development of the research and teaching activity.

You will also contribute to masters teaching in remote sensing, image processing, and applied informatics. We work closely with colleagues in the Environment and Agrifood Theme, applying our expertise in remote sensing to help solve a range of agri-environmental challenges funded by UKRI, EU and through direct industry funding.

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

You will have a PhD in relevant engineering/earth science discipline and will have proven research and teaching experience. You’ll have a strong knowledge of applied remote sensing, image processing, geo-statistics and spatial modelling and specific expertise in microwave and/or hyperspectral remote sensing, with excellent research evidence through publications in high quality, peer reviewed journals. You’ll have a track record securing significant research funding from the research councils, government and industry as Principal or co-investigator.

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

For an informal discussion regarding this position, please contact Dr Toby Waine, Senior Lecturer in Remote Sensing Applications, via

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.

Interviews to be held: 16 August 2019