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Lecturer and Course Lead in Data Science

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£48,039 to £53,385 per annum
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

Job Details

School/Department: MKU
Based at: Cranfield and Milton Keynes
Hours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible and part-time working will be considered.
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £48,039 to £53,385 per annum
Apply by: 19/03/2024

Role Description

We are inviting applications from passionate, motivated people to join our MK:U education team, leading one of our four exciting new undergraduate Degree Apprenticeship courses; Data Scientist.

About the Role

You will manage the academic elements of the apprentice’s journey from admission to graduation for your course, including end to end design and delivery of some modules. Other modules will see you co-leading and co-creating in collaboration with colleagues and industry partners or managing the design and delivery by colleagues in our network. A full list of modules can be provided upon application. 

About You

We are open to ideas and think creatively about our resourcing needs. We are seeking people to join the team who are as passionate as we are about the educational needs of our current and future workforce. You will prize teamwork and value your colleagues’ skills and knowledge. You will be interested in how education works to the benefit of the student and how the in-education learnings actively contribute to their in-work experiences.

You will, most likely, have undergraduate education experience in a subject matter related to Data Science. 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 will either hold or be working towards a qualification/recognition in education (e.g. a Postgraduate certificate in Academic Practice, FHEA).

To be successful in this role you will be well organised and willing to work to tight, flexible, deadlines. Importantly, you will be able to collaborate with and influence a network of stakeholders and build relationships quickly, and you will be eager to play a full role in the fast-moving and exciting MK:U project.

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.

About MK:U

MK:U is an exciting new addition to the Cranfield University educational family; a new model higher education provider for Milton Keynes, designed to meet urgent technological and skills needs. MK:U’s education is designed with and for business to fill growing skills gaps in the digital economy. Find out more about working with us here: Working at MK:U (

MK:U’s education focuses on real-world application of problems using problem-based learning. Find out more here.

Our Values and Commitments

Cranfield’s 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 also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role.  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, please contact Dr Nikki Williams, Senior Lecturer and Course Lead by email in the first instance to:

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4770.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 19 March 2024


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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