School/Department: School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Based at: Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work: 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £55,753 to £61,942 per annum, with potential progression up to £76,988 per annum
Apply by: 29/01/2023
About the Role
The Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre (AVEC) at Cranfield University has built an enviable track record focused on low carbon vehicle engineering for on-road and off-road vehicles. Since its creation in 2016, AVEC has grown year on year thanks to the exceptional dedication of its staff, and its world class experimental facilities, many of which are unique to Cranfield. The research and consultancy carried out by the Centre is truly inspirational, undertaken for public bodies and industrial clients worldwide, including the major Automotive OEM’s, consultants and Tier 1 suppliers, Formula 1, Formula 2, GT, WRC and Dakar race teams.
This post represents a unique opportunity to join this dynamic team and help lead the development of Automotive teaching and research within the Centre. This role will support the continued development of the Automotive MSc course and associated research activity with a particular focus on Automotive Engineering design principles including overall vehicle system design, target setting, benchmarking, and system integration, including system level optimisation. As well as developing research proposals in this area to support our commercial clients and public funding opportunities, the job holder will be expected to lead the Automotive Engineering MSc as Course Director and develop the course to embrace the new technologies and approaches required by the sector. The job holder will also be expected to contribute to academic research output, and promotion of the Centre.
You will be educated to doctoral level in Automotive Engineering or equivalent significant industrial experience. With experience of Automotive design integration including the major components of powertrain, chassis, braking, HVAC etc. you will also require experience of project management, bid writing and journal paper production.
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.
The Advanced Vehicle Engineering Centre (AVEC) is an agile, multidisciplinary Centre serving the motorsport, automotive, aerospace, defence, agricultural and industrial vehicle sectors. The Centre is recognised for its industrial links, delivering a wide range of projects with varying timescales to its expanding client base. Highly coupled to this industrially focused research and development activity is a postgraduate education programme incorporating five MSc courses, research degrees and an expanding short course portfolio. AVEC has grown year on year and is now entering its next development cycle. Integral to this plan is the development of our Automotive Engineering Teaching provision across our MSc and short course programmes.
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.
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.