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Lecturer in Gas Turbines and Course Director, Thermal Power and Propulsion MSc

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£48,039 to £53,338
Closing date
7 Jan 2024

Job Details

School/Department: School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
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: Permanent
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £48,039 to £53,338
Apply by: 07/01/2024

Role Description

We are inviting applications from passionate, innovative people for a unique opportunity to shape the direction of one of our most high-profile courses, by joining the education community in the Centre for Propulsion & Thermal Power Engineering at Cranfield.  

About the opportunity

Are you looking for an opportunity to create significant impact on the shape and future direction of our Centre’s portfolio of education activities?   Are you seeking a team where the student experience and education is the priority? In this role, you can find just that and lead our highly regarded Thermal Power and Propulsion MSc.

About the Role

If you are as passionate about education and the student experience as we are, then we would love to hear from you.  You will have the opportunity to reshape and bring in new and innovative ideas to support the education offering of the centre and drive the student experience.  The key aspects of the role include:

  • To lead, manage and grow the Thermal Power and Propulsion MSc.
  • To develop collaborations nationally and internationally with other institutions.
  • To lead on teaching in gas turbines and other propulsion and thermal power related topics with potential application in air, space, marine or land-based applications.
  • To supervise MSc and, potentially, doctoral students and undertake general leadership, management & mentoring responsibilities.

At Cranfield we recognise the very important contribution that education plays, and this is reflected in our career progression criteria.

About You

In return for ongoing professional support and career development opportunities, we are looking for people who hold a Masters in a subject related to power and propulsion, and ideally be Fellow of Advance HE (FHEA) or with equivalent experience and willing to work towards formal recognition.

You will have a developing track record in managing higher education courses along with relevant teaching experience in a UK context.

To be successful in this role you will be innovative in your approach to education and have excellent project and time management experience, strong writing, communication, and presentation skills.  You will have a collaborative style of leadership and influencing. Ideally you will also have the skills and insights to help us leverage the power of Social Media platforms (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram etc.).

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 Centre for Propulsion & Thermal Power Engineering within the School of Aerospace, transport and Manufacturing has a strong track record in power plant modelling and propulsion system performance simulation and experimental research. Our ambition now is to re-energise our education offering and the student experience in the Centre.    

You will be joining a supportive, collaborative team of committed and passionate experts in their field.  For further information about the Centre’s current activities please visit:

Centre for Propulsion & Thermal Power Engineering.

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 Dr Theo Nikolaidis (E)


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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