Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Systems Thinking Practice

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Cranfield, ENGLAND
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 12 Apr 2023


Cranfield University


Cranfield Defence and Security

Based at

Cranfield or Shrivenham, Oxfordshire

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

This position sits within the Complex Systems Governance Group whom focus on teaching, research and consultancy in Complex Systems Governance.

About the Role

You will be responsible for the development and teaching of high-quality courses at postgraduate level, principally on the Systems Thinking Practice Apprenticeship/MSc, as well as being actively involved in the promotion, development, and management of the programme. As a Senior Lecturer, you will also assume Course Director responsibility.


  • Planning and reviewing own approach to teaching and contributing to the design or revision of course modules and short courses
  • Student supervision and Apprentice/Manager/Academic Tripartite Reviews
  • Provide expert advice to other staff and students in own specialist areas
  • Undertaking consultancy and scholarship
  • Identifying and developing consultancy and scholarship opportunities, proposals and funding bids in the field of Systems Thinking and Complex Systems Governance

About You

You will have a PhD (or nearing completion) in an appropriate field related to Systems Thinking.

As a Lecturer you will have experience of:

  • Applying one or a range of systems thinking methods
  • Publishing and presenting research to others
  • Contributing to course development, module design and teaching at Master’s Level
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods and experimental/ statistical methods and their application

Additionally for a Senior Lecturer, you will have experience of:

  • Master’s or undergraduate course director
  • Extensive practical experience with systems methods and a substantial reputation in your field
  • Substantial contributions in teaching, and leadership and management
  • Supervising student dissertations and projects at Master’s Level

As a Lecturer you will have achieved or be working towards Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.  This is essential for Senior Lecturer.

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 .

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 Jeremy Hilton, Head of Complex Systems Governance Group, at j.c.hilton@cranfield.ac.uk . 

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