Lecturer for Business Management (Course Lead - Professional Skills or BSc)

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£45,751 to £50,798 per annum
31 May 2023
End of advertisement period
13 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

School/Department: MKU
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: 13/06/2023

Role Description

We are inviting applications from passionate, motivated people to join the MK:U education team, where you will have a unique opportunity to help shape the creation of a brand-new model for higher education.

Your Core Values

You will see your educational role as one where you help your students both to learn and to apply their learning to practical situations and challenges. You will be excited by learning innovations and motivated by designing education that contributes to the in-work experiences and performance of your students.

You will prize teamwork and value your colleagues’ skills and knowledge. You will enjoy being challenged, be willing to experiment and learn quickly from your experiences.

About MK:U

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 courses focus on the student’s application of learning to real business and social problems using problem-based learning. MK:U is part of the Cranfield educational family; our degrees are designed with industry and backed by Cranfield University.

Find out more here

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Education Lead, you will undertake academic duties including designing, developing and delivering modules on MK:U courses and setting and marking assessments. In addition to this you will have overall responsibility for a course, either the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship or  Professional Skills across all MK:U courses.

Why you’ll like working with us.

  • MK:U is a new type of educational experience for undergraduate students focusing on requirements for the digital economy.
    • Our undergraduate education uses problem-based learning and authentic assessments to accelerate our students’ career success.
    • We actively work with industry to keep our course content relevant, up-to-date and exciting.
    • We are fast-growing, agile and flexible
    • We prize teamwork, collaboration and innovation.
    • We are proud to be different.

About you

We are seeking people to join our team who are as a passionate as we are about the educational needs of the current and future workforce.  You will, most likely, have undergraduate education experience in a subject matter related to Business and Management. Alternatively, you may have postgraduate education experience with evidence of innovation in your educational approach.  

You will have an advanced degree in your subject area (Masters or above) and/or a qualification in education (e.g., a Postgraduate certificate in Academic Practice) Experience or knowledge of problem-based learning and/or industry experience would be an advantage.

To be successful in this role you will be a flexible, adaptable decision-maker who relishes the challenge of a fast-paced and changing environment. You will be well organised and able to organise others. You will be capable of working to tight deadlines but adaptable enough to react when circumstances change. You will be a confident communicator and influencer. You will be eager to collaborate with and able to influence others and have a flair for building relationships quickly. You will be an active listener who is keen to learn.

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, please contact Professor Lynette Ryals at

How to apply

Contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4482

In addition to your application, please submit a personal statement of not more than 500 words about: What is your educational philosophy and approach? How would this manifest itself in structuring and delivering education and your relationship with students?

We reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date, so early applications are strongly encouraged.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 13 June 2023

Assessment centre to be held.