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Senior Lecturer and Course Director of Motorsport Education

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£60,099 to £69,505 per annum
Closing date
3 Mar 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 range of £60,099 to £69,505 per annum with potential progression to £85,000 per annum
Apply by: 03/03/2024

Role Description 

About the Role

This role will be to develop and manage the motorsport activity at Cranfield, from a teaching perspective with a particular focus on Motorsport engineering and management, including course marketing, promotion, management, and module delivery.

There will also be the opportunity to develop research proposals and support our commercial clients who span the Motorsport and public funding opportunities.

This role will be a core element of the future strategy for the continued development of the motorsport education provision, to ensure it maintains its leading position in the sector.

About You

This role would suit a highly professional, dynamic individual who enjoys working in a rapidly evolving environment. There is considerable variety in the role with the opportunity to be innovative. AVEC provides a highly dynamic environment which must be agile to meet the demands of its clients, whose plans are often enhanced and adapted at short notice. This is a characteristic of the industrial sectors in which we operate and due to the culture of continuous improvement embedded within the Centre. The postholder would actively support this culture, developing our portfolio of projects associated with Motorsport Engineering which will add value to our numerous commercial relationships and our educational programmes. Winning new clients as well as retaining existing customers is key to our success.

Additionally, the postholder will enjoy active participation in AVEC’s promotional activities including events and internal/external communications. The successful applicant will possess a very keen interest in vehicle technology and must enjoy adopting a hands-on and can-do attitude.

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 Dr Kim Blackburn, Lecturer in Off Road and Motorsport Vehicle Engineering on E: or Prof James Brighton, Professor of Automotive Engineering on E:

Apply online now. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4719.


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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