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Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Icing Science and Engineering

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£48,039 to £85,000 per annum
Closing date
28 Apr 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: Senior Lecturer: Salary level 7 – range £60,099 to £69,505 per annum with potential progression to £85,000 per annum. Lecturer: Salary level 6 - Range £48,039 to £57,797 per annum with potential progression to £70,000 per annum
Apply by: 28/04/2024

Role Description

Senior Lecturer (or Lecturer) in Icing Science and Engineering

We welcome applications from talented professionals to join our Gas Turbine Technology group who want to make a significant impact on the shape and future direction of our Centre’s portfolio of activities in the area of icing science and technologies.

About the Role

Our preference is to make an appointment at Senior Lecturer level, but a candidate with sufficient potential could be appointed at Lecturer level to develop within the role. An alternative title to Senior Lecturer could potentially be Principal Research Fellow. The key responsibilities are:

  • To lead, manage and grow the icing team within the Centre;
  • To lead the development of a mixed portfolio of icing related research and to make intellectual contributions through journal publications;
  • To generate research and commercial consultancy income;
  • To lead the thought leadership within icing related research and education as well as to contribute across the Centre;
  • To develop collaborations both within the university (e.g. with aeronautics, materials, manufacturing) as well as nationally and internationally;
  • To supervise doctoral and MSc students.

Overall, the icing test facilities, and industrial relationships, are unique within the UK and offer a fantastic opportunity for research and development across a wide range of technology readiness levels.

About You

We are looking for an ambitious and collaborative professional with a PhD in a relevant subject linked to icing, aerothermal engineering, material science or similar. You will have an established track record in securing and in leading significant research or commercial projects and income generation.  You will also have delivered a record of research innovation and peer-reviewed international journal publications.

Also at Senior Lecturer level, we expect you to ideally have a strong international profile including leadership roles in professional and academic organisations, working in partnerships with industry, and acting as an international expert along with Leadership skills with substantial experience of motivating & managing teams. Irrespective of level, we are seeking strong evidence in building and maintaining industry or academic partnerships and knowledge of experimental testing using wind tunnel, icing tunnel or similar facilities. Along with a deep understanding of engineering science in the field of icing or a closely related aero or aerothermal topic, you will have excellent project and time management skills, ensuring that milestones and deliverables are achieved to time and to high quality.

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 School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing (SATM) is a leading provider of postgraduate level engineering education, research and technology support to individuals and organisations. At the forefront of aerospace, manufacturing and transport systems technology and management for over 70 years, we deliver multi-disciplinary solutions to the complex challenges facing industry. The Aerospace theme offers world-class and niche post-graduate level research, education, training and consultancy.

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 Professor David MacManus

Closing date for receipt of applications: 28 April 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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