Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Defence Leadership and Management

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 10 Apr 2023


Cranfield University


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


Lecturer - Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £45,751 to £50,798 per annum with potential progression to £63,059 per annum Senior Lecturer - Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £55,753 to £61,942 per annum with potential progression to £76,988 per annum

The Centre for Defence Management and Leadership (CDML) is a faculty of scholars who focus on the social and management sciences within the context of Defence and wider Security.  CDML delivers a range of postgraduate and executive education programmes in conjunction with consultancy services to the Ministry of Defence (MOD), government departments and the industry sector.

About the Role

This role will supplement the current expertise within CDML.  The post holder would be expected to assist in the development of research, teaching and consultancy interests of CDML, both nationally and internationally with a particular focus on Defence Leadership and Management.

At Senior Lecturer level, we expect the post holder to provide leadership, such as in course management, business development, preparing large funding bids and acting as a Principal Investigator on large, funded research projects.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Designing and developing modules, short courses and Masters programmes to an agreed professional and quality standard
  • Teach and examine courses in leadership and other management subjects
  • Contribute to international teaching commitments
  • Support and mentor students to successful completion of their studies
  • Plan and carry out research and analysis in a specific field of Leadership and Management studies, contributing to the advancement of the discipline
  • Publish papers in the key journals and deliver papers at conferences

About You

You will have a PhD (or nearing completion) in the social sciences, psychology, behavioral or political sciences.  Appropriate teaching experience within the leadership, organisational psychology/behaviour fields or political science field is essential.

You will have experience within the defence or wider security sectors of the UK or an allied state; a track record of high-quality research publications and experience in collaborative research involving academics from other disciplines and/or users.

Additionally for Senior Lecturer, you will have Course Director experience at undergraduate or Masters level, extensive professional experience with a substantial reputation in your research field.  You will have substantial contributions in research, teaching and leadership and management. 

A teaching qualification (PGCE or equivalent) and/or Membership of Higher Education Academy is desirable.

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 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 about this opportunity, please contact Bryan Watters at b.watters@cranfield.ac.uk .    

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