Professor and Director of Energy & Power 

Cranfield, Bedford
Competitive Salary
21 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor and Director of Energy & Power 

Organisation   Cranfield University
School/Department   School of Water, Energy and Environment 
Based at   Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work   37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday
Contract type  Permanent
Salary   Competitive salary
Apply by    29/04/2018 

Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university; a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.  For our learners and business partners, we deliver world-class science and education with a practical, business-focused edge.
The School of Water, Energy and Environment leads Cranfield’s mission in Water & Design, in Energy & Power and in Environment & Agrifood; investing in world-class staff and facilities that underpin our distinctive, business-focused offer.

The Director of Cranfield Energy & Power is an influential, strategic and market-facing role at Cranfield.  An established, international authority in energy systems, with deep knowledge of conventional and renewable energy, you will possess a flair for management and leadership, be financially astute and capable of inspiring a highly ambitious team of academic staff, postdoctoral fellows, research students and associated staff delivering a significant portion of Cranfield’s business.

With a PhD in energy engineering, technology or an equivalent discipline, and thought leadership ideally at the Professorial level, you will have deep experience in motivating research teams and leading a broad teaching portfolio across the energy and power domain.  With an eye for business and with commercial flair, you will help us identify and deliver our next set of opportunities for growth in a rapidly changing and globally competitive sector.
Cranfield University is committed to promoting a harmonious working and learning environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity, recognising that the contribution of all its people will be most effective in conditions which are inclusive.

We have been awarded an Institutional Athena SWAN Bronze award and have also achieved a Bronze Opportunity Now award.  We also run the Leadership Foundation’s Aurora Programme, which is a leadership development programme, aimed at women in an academic, technical or professional service role. 

Cranfield University has engaged the services of Perrett Laver to whom applications should be sent by the closing date of 29 April 2018.
Applications will be considered by the Selection Committee during early May. Provisionally shortlisted candidates will subsequently attend a first-round interview, with finally shortlisted candidates invited to attend a final interview at the University.

In order to apply, please submit the following: Comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) along with a covering letter setting out your interest in the role and details of how you match the required criteria, your current salary details and the names and addresses of three referees.  Referees will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates.

The preferred method of application is online via All applications will receive an automated response.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact: 
Ian Hower on (E);  or (T); +44 (0)20 7340 6213
First Stage Interviews to be held:   21 May 2018
Final Stage Interviews to be held:  25 June 2018