Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Preventive Maintenance and IoT

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£43,351 to £48,323 per annum / 53,205 to £59,302 per annum
14 May 2021
End of advertisement period
04 Jun 2021
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 Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £43,351 to £48,323 per annum with potential progression to £60,403 per annum for a Lecturer Position OR £53,205 to £59,302 per annum with potential progression to £74,126 per annum for a Senior Lecturer Position.
Apply by 04/06/2021

Role Description

Cranfield University’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships is creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

We welcome applications from people who can contribute to the state of the art in education and research for systems in asset management, maintenance and manufacturing. We are seeking expertise in preventive maintenance and IoT technologies, applied artificial intelligence, and degradation in machines and systems.

About Manufacturing

Cranfield Manufacturing (which includes major activities in Materials) is following the ambitious strategy of developing a roadmap for a Sustainable Manufacturing Sector for 2050 by applying fundamental science and thought leadership via conceiving and maturing the concepts of Smart, Clean and Green manufacturing solutions agnostically across all sectors and through all tiers of the supply chain with SMEs as well as OEMs. This is to support the national aspiration of Net Zero UK by 2050. We offer 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).

About the Role

This role will support our programme of education and research in life cycle engineering and manufacturing. The role will join the management and teaching team of MSc Through-life Systems Sustainment and MSc Maintenance Engineering & Asset Management, and will build an independent portfolio of research and PhD supervision.

About You

You will be educated to doctoral level in a relevant subject and have experience in asset management, maintenance and/or manufacturing. With excellent communication skills, you will have expertise in one or more of:

  • Preventive maintenance technologies
  • IoT technologies
  • Applied artificial intelligence
  • Degradation machines, systems and/or processes.

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In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key position, and to lead and supportworld leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment.

Our Values

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here. We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential.

Diversity and Inclusion

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

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.

Flexible Working

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. Find out more here.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Professor Andrew Starr, Professor of Maintenance Systems and Head of the Centre for Life-cycle Engineering and Management, via

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