Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Lightweight Materials and Structures

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£45,751-£76,988 per annum
14 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2023
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 - Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £45,751 to £50,798 per annum with potential progression to £63,059 per annum Senior Lecturer - Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £55,753 to £61,942 per annum with potential progression to £76,988 per annum
Apply by: 31/01/2023

Role Description

About the Role

This role will have a significant impact on the shape and future direction of our Centre’s education and research activities. You will join the management and teaching team of our MSc in Advanced Lightweight and Composite Structures. The role will also build an independent portfolio of research and PhD supervision. The contribution will be primarily be in the area of advanced lightweight materials and structures. Specific responsibilities will be:

  • To deliver modules for the MSc in Advanced Lightweight and Composite Structures
  • To deliver short courses for delegates from industries
  • To supervise PhD and Masters students
  • To work with colleagues for funding applications to research councils, industry and other research funders
  • To build a personal portfolio of funded research, and develop new industrial and academic collaborations
  • To undertake multidisciplinary research and disseminate results via high quality academic publications 

About You

We are looking for an ambitious and collaborative professional with a PhD, or equivalent, in a relevant subject  to materials and structures who would be responsible for the development and delivery of research and high-quality teaching at postgraduate level in one or more of:

  • Material characterisation and failure simulations
  • Advanced FEA simulation for impact mechanics
  • Fracture and damage mechanics of engineering materials
  • Design and analysis of composite materials and structures
  • Multiscale modelling of materials and homogenization algorithms 

At Senior Lecturer level, we expect the candidate to provide leadership, such as course management, business development, preparing large funding bids, acting as a Principal Investigator on funded research projects and managing collaborative networks of researchers linked with industry. Candidates with expertise in UK, EU and public sector funding are particularly encouraged to apply. We also welcome applicants with related industry experience who would like to develop a career in academia. 

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.

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.

The Aerospace theme offers world-class and niche post-graduate level research, education, training and consultancy. The Centre for Aeronautics here is internationally renowned for research and education in Aerospace Vehicle Design and Analysis, Aerospace Flight Dynamics and Control, Aerodynamics, Advanced Engineering Methods, Systems Engineering, and Advanced Lightweight and Composite Structures. You will be located in the Advanced Lightweight Structures Group within the Centre for Aeronautics. 

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 Martin Skote, Airbus Professor of Landing Systems Engineering, on (T): +44 (0)1234 758225 or (E):

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4355. 

Closing date for receipt of applications:   31 January 2023

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