Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Aerodynamics

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£44,001 to £61,309 per annum (Lecturer) or £54,003 to £75,238 per annum (Senior Lecturer)
13 May 2022
End of advertisement period
12 Jun 2022
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 £44,001 to £49,048 per annum with potential progression up to £61,309 per annum (Lecturer) or in the range of £54,003 to £60,192 per annum with potential progression up to £75,238 per annum (Senior Lecturer)
Apply by 12/06/2022 

Role Description

We welcome applications for this exciting permanent academic post from passionate aerodynamics specialists to join our highly successful Aerodynamics Group.  The group operates a range of wind tunnels ranging from an atmospheric boundary layer tunnel, a large low speed facility with rolling road through to transonic and hypersonic facilities.  We teach students on the popular MSc in Aerospace Dynamics, and are leading research activities in areas such as tilt-rotor aerodynamics, hypersonics, hydrogen fuel modelling and novel concept aerodynamic design and evaluation.

About the Role

You will be responsible for the development and delivery of high-quality teaching at postgraduate level in aerodynamics (experimental, theoretical or both) and world leading research in areas of interest relevant to future aerospace industry requirements.  Our academics are supported and encouraged to build their research teams and wider networks through successful research funding applications. The role is challenging and involves planning, integrating and coordinating diverse responsibilities in research, consultancy, project management, teaching and research student supervision. 

About You

For this opportunity, we are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced individual, and actively encourage applicants from industry (aerospace or automotive) or those with related industry experience who wish to develop their career in an environment which provides a greater degree of personal autonomy with respect to research activities than is commonly found in an industrial environment.  Experience of high impact, cross-disciplinary and industrially relevant research will be advantageous. At the Senior Lecturer level, we expect the candidate to provide leadership, such as in 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 be educated to doctoral level in a relevant subject such as engineering or applied mathematics or have equivalent knowledge through extensive industry experience.  With a track record and solid experience of Post Doc R&D related to Applied Aerodynamics (CFD, Analytical or Experimental) together with evidence of collaborative working with other discipline specialists, you will also have the ability to develop business opportunities and attract income.

With excellent communication & influencing skills, you will ideally have teaching experience at postgraduate level and professional development courses.  Highly computer literate, expertise in MATLAB/Simulink and computational fluid dynamics would be ideal.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Aerospace is at the heart of Cranfield’s global research airport and is renowned throughout the world for its teaching and research in the fields of aviation and aerospace.  Cranfield Aerospace’s six centres are the powerhouses of our world class research, driving technological and conceptual advances in aeronautics, propulsion engineering, cyber-physical systems and intelligent automation. Through the strong links with industry built over the past 70 years, we focus on defining and delivering the aircraft, airport and airspace management of the future and are the only university in Europe with our own airport and runway.  Cranfield Aerospace is internationally recognised as the first choice for research and education in all aspects of aerospace including aircraft, drones, urban air mobility and space.  Find out more about our work here About Aerospace

Our Values and Commitments

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. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role.  Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has shown that women are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible female candidates.  To further demonstrate our commitment to progressing gender diversity in STEM, we hold an Institutional Athena SWAN Bronze award, are members of Working Families; sponsors of International Women in Engineering Day and signatories of the Women in Defence and Women in Aerospace and Aviation Charters.  Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here. 

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Simon Prince, Professor in Aerodynamics, on (T): 01234 750111 or (E):

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4058.

Closing date for receipt of applications:   12 June 2022