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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Systems Engineering

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£48,039 to £85,000 per annum
Closing date
1 Jan 2024

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
Salary: Lecturer: £48,039 to £57,797 per annum with potential progression to £70,000 per annum. Senior Lecturer: £60,099 to £69,505 per annum with potential progression to £85,000 per annum
Apply by: 01/01/2024

Role Description

The Systems Engineering Group is responsible for the delivery of research, consultancy and a portfolio of education and training offers in systems engineering and related areas and runs the Chevening Scholarship activities for the University.

You will primarily contribute to the management, delivery and assessment of our educational offers but will also undertake consultancy and scholarship activities.

You will be responsible for:

  • Undertaking teaching, teaching preparation, development, support and management as directed and agreed.
  • Planning and reviewing their approach to teaching and contributing to the design or revision of course units and short courses.
  • Student supervision and assessment.
  • Providing expert advice to other staff and students in their own specialist areas.
  • Undertaking scholarship to ensure that teaching is current, relevant, and cutting-edge.
  • Undertaking consultancy to support broader Group, Centre and School activities.

Additionally, at the Senior Lecturer level, you will be expected to provide leadership in areas such as course directorship, module management and business development.

About You

You will have a PhD in a relevant area or post-graduate education e.g. MSc/MEng in a topic directly related and relevant experience including:

  • Significant Systems Engineering topic experience in industry or academia.
  • Experience in post-graduate level teaching related to systems engineering and technologies.
  • Line management experience.

In addition, for Senior Lecturer, you will have significant experience as a course director and experience of leadership in the critical areas of new module and course development, course management, business development and managing collaborative networks. 

Knowledge of UK Defence/MOD environment would be an advantage. 

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 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.

How to apply                                   

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Sean Price 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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