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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Explosives Safety Management

Cranfield University

Location: Shrivenham
Salary: £48,039 to £85,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th December 2023
Closes: 1st January 2024
Job Ref: 4690

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

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

Location: Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, SN6 8LA

About the Role

You will be expected to engage in scholarship activity pertaining to explosive safety, bringing insights that benefit both your role and the broader CfDC community. Additionally, exploring opportunities for securing funding to support explosive safety initiatives is encouraged. A crucial aspect of the role is maintaining close collaboration with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to align with regulatory standards and best practices and ensuring CDS remains compliant with explosives safety legislation.

You will also be responsible for:

  • Ensuring that all laboratory explosive licences are in place at CDS for all research and teaching activities.
  • Contributing to the oversight of safe operating procedures for staff and students involved in explosive-related research and teaching.
  • Taking a leading role in delivering and implementing explosive safety measures.
  • Designing, developing, and delivering explosive education programs for CfDC staff and PhD students.

As Senior Lecturer, you will be expected to provide leadership in the critical areas of explosives safety management, course management, preparing funding bids, acting as a Principal Investigator on large-funded research project and managing collaborative networks of researchers linked with the public sector and industry.

About You

You will have a PhD in safety / chemistry / engineering. As Lecturer you will hold a teaching qualification e.g. PGCert in Academic Practice or equivalent and/or Membership of Higher Education Academy or willingness to undertake FHEA.  As Senior Lecturer you will hold FHEA or a willingness to obtain FHEA, and significant teaching experience at graduate level. 

As a Lecturer you will have experience of:

  • Practical experience in an explosives, HazMat or chemicals laboratory.
  • Classification of explosives.
  • Knowledge of Explosives Licensing requirements.
  • Experience of delivering demonstrations to enhance theoretical problems. 

Additionally for Senior Lecturer, you will have experience of:

  • Significant experience as Masters or undergraduate course director. 
  • Significant experience of leadership in the critical areas of new module and course development, course management, business development, managing collaborative networks.
  • Substantial contributions in teaching, leadership, and management.
  • Experience of supervising student dissertations and projects at Masters and PhD level.

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, realising 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.

How to apply                                             

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Professor Tracey Temple @ t.temple@cranfield.ac.uk

Apply online now. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details at people.shrivenham@cranfield.ac.uk.  Please quote reference number 4690.

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