Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Sustainability

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£45,751 - £61,942 per annum
29 May 2023
End of advertisement period
18 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Maternity Cover
Full Time

Organisation: Cranfield University
School/Department: School of Management
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: Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period: For 15 Months
Salary: Lecturer: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £45,751 to £50,798 per annum Senior Lecturer/Reader: Full time starting salary is usually in the range of £55,753 to £61,942 per annum
Apply by: 18/06/2023

Role Description

About the Role

You will become a key member of the Sustainable Business group, leading research, teaching and outreach in the field of sustainability as it relates to the management of organizations. As well as developing your own portfolio of research, you will design, deliver and assess sustainability-related teaching and learning activities across award-bearing courses including the Executive MBA, MSc Management and MSc Management and Corporate Sustainability. You will take on academic leadership roles as module leader and/or Director of the MSc Management and Corporate Sustainability. There will also be opportunities to develop and launch innovative sustainability short courses and executive development. You will contribute to the achievement of the Group strategy, from the supervision of masters and doctoral theses, to participating in funding bids and leading outreach activities.

About You

We are seeking colleagues who is genuinely motivated by the opportunity to achieve better outcomes for society and our natural world by influencing and changing ‘the business of business.’ You will have a vision for how organizations can, and should, respond to the urgent social and environmental challenges facing society, the ability to communicate that vision, lead change and make things happen quickly, and a determination to succeed which is grounded in a personal purpose aligned to this role.

You will be educated to doctoral level in a relevant subject, with expertise in the field of sustainability as it relates to the management of organizations. You will have prior teaching experience, ideally at postgraduate level. You will have already built, or being in the process of building, a research track-record in your field, publishing in high quality journals in a relevant research area. You should also be enthusiastic about engaging with senior managers, ideally bringing either prior industry experience and/or experience in executive education to the role.

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 Sustainable Business Group leads the School of Management’s sustainability-related research, teaching and practice. The purpose of the Group is “to put sustainability at the heart of organisations and in the hearts of their leaders” and our ambition is to be the leading UK university for helping organisations transform towards sustainability through research, teaching and knowledge exchange. Find out more about our work 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.                               

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Rosina Watson, Associate Professor of Sustainability on (E):

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E:  Please quote reference number 4549.

Interviews to be held: 27 and 29 June 2023


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