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Lecturer in Applied Digital Technology

Cranfield / Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £48,039 to £51,307 per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

Job Details

School/Department: MKU
Based at: Cranfield and Milton Keynes
Hours of work: Up to 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Part time and Flexible working will be considered subject to an expected minimum 40% in the office in Milton Keynes
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £48,039 to £51,307 per annum
Apply by: 02/06/2024

Role Description

We are inviting applications from passionate, motivated people to join the MK:U education team, working on our fast-growing Degree Apprenticeship courses in data and digital, particularly our hugely successful Digital and Technology Solutions course.

About the Role

Digital technology is exciting and fast-growing areas of MK:U’s education. This role is an opportunity to join the team at an early stage and to help us shape the future of education in this field. The successful applicant will divide their time between developing and delivering modules on MK:U courses using our distinctive Problem-Based Learning approach (we’ll provide training for you) and supporting Course Leads in the management of our digital and data apprenticeships, including the Digital and Technology Solutions course.

We welcome enquiries about part time working including from those wanting to combine a part-time consulting career with an opportunity to help develop the next generation of digital skills.  

About you

We are seeking people to join the team who are as a passionate as we are about applying digital technology in the workplace and who believe, as we do, that we need a lot more people who can bring these skills to the workplace. These technologies are developing so rapidly that we need new streams of talent. As educators, our job is to make digital technology exciting to study as well as making sure it’s relevant and applicable to the jobs of today and of the future.

You will be excited about making education relevant to the digital economy and gripped by the challenge of making it understandable and fun to study. You will prize teamwork and value your colleagues’ skills and knowledge. You will be interested in how problem-based learning can be used to ensure that education is relevant to the workplace and open to the idea that we can blur the boundary between ‘work’ and ‘education’ because learning takes place in both contexts. You will be motivated by helping your students to succeed in their careers.

You will, most likely, have undergraduate education experience in a subject matter related to Digital and/or Technology Solutions. Alternatively, you may have postgraduate education experience with evidence of educational innovation.  You will have an advanced degree in your subject area (Masters or above). You may hold or be working towards a qualification in education (e.g. a Postgraduate certificate in Academic Practice, FHEA) or be interested in doing so.

To be successful in this role you will be comfortable with change, willing to work flexibly, and open to new ways of doing things. Importantly, you will be able to collaborate with and influence people and build relationships quickly, and you will be eager to play a full role in the fast-moving and exciting MK:U project. You will be confident in reaching out to your network of professionals and supporting them to share their knowledge and experience in the classroom.

*Please note that due to the nature of this position, any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check

About Us

As a specialist 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.

We currently have hybrid working arrangements and there is an expectation that our staff will spend a minimum of 40% of their time (and more where needed) working from the office in central Milton Keynes.

How to apply

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Nikki Williams, Head of Data and Digital Education, by email in the first instance to:

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 4825.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 2 June 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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