Lecturer in Robotics

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£45,751 to £63,059 per annum
21 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

School/Department: School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Based at: Cranfield and Milton Keynes
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: 31/03/2023

Role Description

Lecturer in Robotics

A unique and exciting opportunity to help build and shape the teaching of Robotics both at MK:U, the groundbreaking new technical undergraduate provider in Milton Keynes and at Cranfield University.

About the Role

Robotics has been identified within Cranfield as an exciting and growing area for future development. Cranfield has a significant track record in robotics research underpinned by substantial research funding. This research strength is leveraged to support teaching through the Centre for Robotics and Automation and its successful MSc in Robotics. Furthermore the Centre has been leading and supporting the exciting development of Robotics teaching at Undergraduate level within MK:U. To support this growth a need has arisen for a Lecturer in Robotics to work closely with and support the Course Director for the existing MSc course and to help them shape and deliver innovative approaches to robotics teaching activities at MK:U. The successful applicant will be expected to split their time between the Cranfield Campus and the MK:U building in Central Milton Keynes, 9 miles away. The successful candidate will also be supported and encouraged to develop their own research interests in advanced robotics.

About You

You will be a highly motivated self-starter looking to help shape the teaching of robotics in an exciting and innovative teaching environment. You will have a real passion for robotics and either educated to postgraduate level in a relevant subject or with a professional background with a qualification equivalent to degree level together with relevant professional experience in robotics. Experience of teaching and course development at Undergraduate level would be an advantage as would hands on experience of robotics applications and programming.

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.

MK:U is a new approach to undergraduate education, focusing on new technologies and widening participation in STEM. Based in Central Milton Keynes and designed to fill urgent skills gaps in digital and technology industries across the UK, we aim to bring the future closer. MK:U is part of the Cranfield educational family; our degrees are designed with industry and backed by Cranfield University. Find out about working at MK:U here: Working at MK:U (

We are a challenger brand. We aim to redefine undergraduate education, producing work-ready graduates for the digital economy and meeting industry needs. We have ambitious plans to grow to 1,000 learners within five years. Beyond that we are aiming to grow in phases to 5,000 students in the 2030s, and eventually to 15,000 in the 2040s.

Find out more about our apprenticeship programmes, our Innovation Hub and what we get up to by visiting our website here, or follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn - #wearemku.

Our Values and Commitments

Cranfield’s shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here. At MK:U, we aim to be Innovative, Exciting, Inclusive and Relevant.

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.

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 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 Gilbert Tang, MSc Robotics Course Director, on (T): +44 (0) 1234 755143 or (E):

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4433.

Closing date for receipt of applications:  31 March 2023

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