Lecturer in Defence Aeronautics

Shrivenham, United Kingdom
£45,751 to £50,798 per annum with potential progression up to £63,059 per annum
09 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
15 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

School/Department: Cranfield Defence and Security
Based at: Shrivenham, Oxfordshire - Cranfield Defence and Security
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 £45,751 to £50,798 per annum with potential progression up to £63,059 per annum
Apply by: 15/02/202

Role Description

The Centre for Defence Engineering consists of three research and teaching Groups focusing on Air and Land systems for defence applications.  The Aeromechanical Systems Group’s activities are applied to fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, guided weapons, UAVs and ground vehicles.

About the Role

You will support the Centre’s strategic aims of excellence in the field of Defence Engineering, specifically focused on the Aeromechanical Systems Group’s delivery of high-quality postgraduate teaching and research outputs in the field of defence aeronautics. This covers the main subject areas described above. In particular, you will be expected to:

  • Design, lead and deliver postgraduate teaching as part of existing taught MSc programmes, including the supervision of individual MSc research projects. Contribute to the design, delivery and management of continuing professional development (CPD) courses.
  • Strengthen and complement the Group and wider Centre’s research activities through the development of research proposals, the management and delivery of research projects, and the supervision of research students.

About You

You will have a Batchelor’s degree in engineering, physical science, or mathematics and a Doctorate in a subject area relevant to the Group’s research and teaching.  Experience and achievement in your chosen field, reflected in a growing international reputation is essential.  You will also have experience in conducting high-impact research and a strong peer-reviewed publication track record.  Project and time management skills, ensuring that milestones and deliverables are achieved on time and to a high quality are essential. 

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.

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 committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. 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 Professor Gareth Appleby-Thomas at