Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Smart and Green Manufacturing

Cranfield, United Kingdom
Lecturer - £43,351 to £48,323 per annum / Senior Lecturer - £53,205 to £59,302 per annum
05 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

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 Senior Lecturer - £53,205 to £59,302 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £74,126 per annum
Apply by 05/03/2020

Role Description

The School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing (SATM) is a leading provider of postgraduate level engineering education, research and technology support to individuals and organisations. At the forefront of aerospace, manufacturing and transport systems technology and management for over 70 years, we deliver multi-disciplinary solutions to the complex challenges facing industry.

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Each of our four values are supported by a high-level statement and framework to guide the way we behave and shape our decisions, 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).

The successful candidate will join our Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Centre which focuses on sustainable manufacturing through the application of fundamental science and innovative thinking, providing best practice solutions for industry by adapting the research results for their use.

This position focuses on undertaking a leading role in research in sustainable green manufacturing and the integration with smart manufacturing, and the teaching and management of postgraduate courses in related topics.

We are interested to hear from applicants with a track record in theoretical and practical knowledge in manufacturing management areas such as Clean / Green / Lean Manufacturing, Green operations, Management of sustainable operations, Circular economy technologies, Circular economy business models, Decarbonization, Dematerialization, Industry 4.0 and sustainability and Smart factories 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.

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.

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.

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. For relevant schools: ‘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

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