Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Under Threat

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£43,351 to £59,302 per annum
14 Feb 2020
End of advertisement period
12 Mar 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School/Department Cranfield Defence and Security
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 Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period Fixed Term Contract for 2 years until 2022
Salary Please see below
Apply by 12/03/2020

Role Description

Lecturer Salary: £43,351 to £48,323 per annum, pro-rata with additional performance related pay up to £60,403 per annum, pro-rata

Senior Lecturer Salary: £53,205 to £59,302 per annum, pro-rata with additional performance related pay up to £74,126 per annum, pro-rata

Cranfield University Cranfield Defence and Security welcomes applications for the post of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Cultural Heritage under threat.

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 Forensic Institute (CFI) provides a Centre of Excellence for the application of science and technology to law enforcement particularly through niche areas of forensic science.  We offer a suite of highly successful forensic postgraduate degrees and short courses.  Research and development underpins the educational activity of the CFI.

The post holder will have some specialty in cultural heritage, especially heritage under threat within either in the UK or Internationally.  Primary responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Continued production of high impact research, particularly in the field of cultural heritage, but with a willingness to investigate how analysis and forensic methodology might impact on the field
  • Delivery of the MSc Forensic Investigation of Heritage Crime in collaboration with CFI colleagues and others
  • Development of new specialist elective modules and short courses

Additionally, at the Senior Lecturer level, you will be expected to provide leadership, such as course management, business development, preparing large funding bids, acting as a Principal Investigator on large funded research projects and managing collaborative networks of researchers linked with industry.

You will have a PhD (or nearing completion) in a relevant academic subject and experience of relevant research within an academic or other environment with a record of high-value peer-reviewed publications.

You will have gained appropriate experience for this post through either an academic role, specialising in cultural heritage, and/or as a practitioner in a museum, archaeological unit or other relevant institution.

Additionally, at the Senior Lecturer level, you will have Masters or undergraduate course director experience; extensive professional experience with a substantial reputation in your research field and substantial contributions in research, teaching and leadership & management.

In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key 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.  

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 Andrew Shortland on (T) (0)1793 785028 or (E)

This role will be located at Cranfield, Bedfordshire with a requirement to also occasionally teach at Shrivenham, Oxfordshire.

Interviews will be held 23 March 2020.