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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Propellant Chemistry, Ageing and Characterisation

Cranfield / Shrivenham, United Kingdom
£48,039 - £85,000 per annum
Closing date
5 May 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: Please see below
Apply by: 05/05/2024

Role Description

Lecturer: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £48,039 to £57,797 per annum, with potential progression up to £70,000 per annum

Senior Lecturer: Full time starting salary in normally in the range of £60,099 to £69,505 per annum with potential progression to £85,000 per annum

About the Role

You will be responsible for undertaking independent research in the propellant chemistry, ageing and characterisation area and the development and teaching of high-quality courses at postgraduate level.  You will principally lecture on the Explosives Ordnance and Engineering MSc and Apprenticeship programme, as well as being actively involved in the promotion, development, and management of the programme. As a Senior Lecturer, you will also assume Module Leader responsibility and you may be required to take on Course Director responsibilities.

About You

You will have a PhD in Organic Chemistry and a teaching qualification (PGCert in Academic Practice or equivalent) and/or Membership of Higher Education Academy or willingness to undertake FHEA.

Experience of strategic planning, financial management, and setting the strategic direction of a technical area is essential.  Additionally, for Senior Lecturer, you will have experience as Course Director.  Extensive professional experience with a substantial reputation in your research field and contributions in research and teaching.

Knowledge of Defence and Security sectors, their priorities, and practices is essential along with awareness of academic standards in UK higher education sector.

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.

As part of our commitment to support and develop Technical staff across the University, we are a founding signatory of the Science Council's Technician Commitment. Find out more 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 Tracey Temple, Professor of Environmental Science and Risk Management, at


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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.

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