Lecturer in Digital Technologies
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.
Apply by: 07/06/2023
Lecturer in Digital Technologies
We are inviting applications from passionate, motivated people to join the MK:U education team, working on our fast-growing Degree Apprenticeship courses in data and digital, particularly our hugely successful Digital Technology and Solutions course.
About the Role
This role is an opportunity to help us shape the future of education and fill the digital skills gap. The successful applicant will divide their time between developing and delivering modules on MK:U courses using our distinctive Problem-Based Learning approach (we’ll provide training for you), supporting our Course Leads and managing our apprentices, and keeping in touch with our impressive client base to involve them in course content and delivery.
We are seeking people to join the team who are as a passionate as we are about digital and data skills and who believe, as we do, that we need a lot more people who can bring these skills to the workplace. Digital technologies are developing so rapidly that we need new streams of talent. As educators, our job is to make digital and data attractive and exciting to study as well as making sure it’s relevant and applicable to the jobs of today and of the future.
You will be excited about making education relevant to the digital economy and gripped by the challenge of making it understandable and fun to study. You will prize teamwork and value your colleagues’ skills and knowledge. You will be interested in how problem-based learning can be used to ensure that education is relevant to the workplace and open to the idea that we can blur the boundary between ‘work’ and ‘education’ because learning takes place in both contexts. You will be motivated by helping your students to succeed in their careers.
You will, most likely, have undergraduate education experience in a subject matter related to Digital and/or Technology Solutions or data science. Alternatively, you may have postgraduate education experience with evidence of educational innovation. You will have an advanced degree in your subject area (Masters or above) and will either hold or be working towards a qualification in education (e.g. a Postgraduate certificate or AdvanceHE recognition).
To be successful in this role you will be comfortable with change, willing to work flexibly, and open to new ways of doing things. Importantly, you will be able to collaborate with and influence people and build relationships quickly, and you will be eager to play a full role in the fast-moving and exciting MK:U project.
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.
About MK: U
MK:U is an exciting new addition to the Cranfield University educational family; a new model higher education provider for Milton Keynes, designed to meet urgent technological and skills needs. MK:U’s education is designed with and for business to fill growing skills gaps in the digital economy. Find out more about working with us here: Working at MK:U (shorthandstories.com)
MK:U’s education focuses on real-world application of problems using problem-based learning. Find out more here
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.
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.
How to apply
For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Nikki Williams, Senior Lecturer in Human Aspects of Cyber, MK:U Course Lead for Digital and Technology Solutions and Cyber Security Technical Professional Degree Apprenticeships by email in the first instance to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: email@example.com Please quote reference number 4518.
Closing date for receipt of applications: 07 June 2023