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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Defence Leadership and Management

Shrivenham, United Kingdom
£45,751 to £76,988 per annum
Closing date
10 Apr 2023

Job Details

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
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 10/04/2023

Role Description

The Centre for Defence Management and Leadership (CDML) is a faculty of scholars who focus on the social and management sciences within the context of Defence and wider Security.  CDML delivers a range of postgraduate and executive education programmes in conjunction with consultancy services to the Ministry of Defence (MOD), government departments and the industry sector.

About the Role

This role will supplement the current expertise within CDML.  The post holder would be expected to assist in the development of research, teaching and consultancy interests of CDML, both nationally and internationally with a particular focus on Defence Leadership and Management.

At Senior Lecturer level, we expect the post holder to provide leadership, such as in course management, business development, preparing large funding bids and acting as a Principal Investigator on large, funded research projects.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Designing and developing modules, short courses and Masters programmes to an agreed professional and quality standard
  • Teach and examine courses in leadership and other management subjects
  • Contribute to international teaching commitments
  • Support and mentor students to successful completion of their studies
  • Plan and carry out research and analysis in a specific field of Leadership and Management studies, contributing to the advancement of the discipline
  • Publish papers in the key journals and deliver papers at conferences

About You

You will have a PhD (or nearing completion) in the social sciences, psychology, behavioral or political sciences.  Appropriate teaching experience within the leadership, organisational psychology/behaviour fields or political science field is essential.

You will have experience within the defence or wider security sectors of the UK or an allied state; a track record of high-quality research publications and experience in collaborative research involving academics from other disciplines and/or users.

Additionally for Senior Lecturer, you will have Course Director experience at undergraduate or Masters level, extensive professional experience with a substantial reputation in your research field.  You will have substantial contributions in research, teaching and leadership and management.

A teaching qualification (PGCE or equivalent) and/or Membership of Higher Education Academy is desirable.

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 also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role.  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 Bryan Watters at    


Cranfield is world-leading in its contribution to global innovation. With our emphasis on the aerospace, agrifood, defence and security, environmental technology, leadership and management, manufacturing and transport systems sectors, we have changed the way society thinks, works and learns.

We generate and transform knowledge, translating it to the benefit of society. Our partners, from micro SMEs to the largest blue-chip multinationals, from governments across the world to NGOs and charities, tell us this is what they value about Cranfield.

Innovation is part of Cranfield’s ‘corporate DNA’, evolved over 60 years of commitment to this agenda.

Our work informs policy for governments and produces new technologies and products for the world of commerce. We draw on this pool of research and consultancy to provide our students with a distinctive ‘real-world’ learning environment, allowing them to develop as professionals and transfer their new knowledge to the global economy. This has always been the ‘Cranfield way’ but it has never been more important than in today’s world.

People are key to our competitive advantage and so we need to attract, develop and retain the best talent for our business. We aim to create a culture where you can flourish and succeed and, in turn, contribute towards Cranfield’s success.

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