Cranfield University

Cranfield University

Lecturer in Applied Digital Technology

United Kingdom

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Lecturer in Applied Digital Technology


Cranfield University



Based at

Cranfield and Milton Keynes

Hours of work

Up to 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Part time and Flexible working will be considered subject to an expected minimum 40% in the office in Milton Keynes

Contract type



Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £48,039 to £51,307 per annum

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  • Role Description

    We are inviting applications from passionate, motivated people to join the MK:U education team, working on our fast-growing Degree Apprenticeship courses in data and digital, particularly our hugely successful Digital and Technology Solutions course.

    About the Role

    Digital technology is exciting and fast-growing areas of MK:U's education. This role is an opportunity to join the team at an early stage and to help us shape the future of education in this field. The successful applicant will divide their time between developing and delivering modules on MK:U courses using our distinctive Problem-Based Learning approach (we'll provide training for you) and supporting Course Leads in the management of our digital and data apprenticeships, including the Digital and Technology Solutions course.

    We welcome enquiries about part time working including from those wanting to combine a part-time consulting career with an opportunity to help develop the next generation of digital skills.

    About you

    We are seeking people to join the team who are as a passionate as we are about applying digital technology in the workplace and who believe, as we do, that we need a lot more people who can bring these skills to the workplace. These technologies are developing so rapidly that we need new streams of talent. As educators, our job is to make digital technology exciting to study as well as making sure it's relevant and applicable to the jobs of today and of the future.

    You will be excited about making education relevant to the digital economy and gripped by the challenge of making it understandable and fun to study. You will prize teamwork and value your colleagues' skills and knowledge. You will be interested in how problem-based learning can be used to ensure that education is relevant to the workplace and open to the idea that we can blur the boundary between ‘work' and ‘education' because learning takes place in both contexts. You will be motivated by helping your students to succeed in their careers.

    You will, most likely, have undergraduate education experience in a subject matter related to Digital and/or Technology Solutions. Alternatively, you may have postgraduate education experience with evidence of educational innovation. You will have an advanced degree in your subject area (Masters or above). You may hold or be working towards a qualification in education (e.g. a Postgraduate certificate in Academic Practice, FHEA) or be interested in doing so.

    To be successful in this role you will be comfortable with change, willing to work flexibly, and open to new ways of doing things. Importantly, you will be able to collaborate with and influence people and build relationships quickly, and you will be eager to play a full role in the fast-moving and exciting MK:U project. You will be confident in reaching out to your network of professionals and supporting them to share their knowledge and experience in the classroom.

    Please note that due to the nature of this position, any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check

    About Us

    As a specialist 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.

    About MK: U

    MK:U is an exciting new addition to the Cranfield University educational family; a new model higher education provider for Milton Keynes, designed to meet urgent technological and skills needs. MK:U's education is designed with and for business to fill growing skills gaps in the digital economy. Find out more about working with us here: Working at MK:U (

    MK:U's education focuses on real-world application of problems using problem- based learning. Find out more here

    Our Values and Commitments

    Cranfield's 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.

    We currently have hybrid working arrangements and there is an expectation that our staff will spend a minimum of 40% of their time (and more where needed) working from the office in central Milton Keynes.

    How to apply

    For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Nikki Williams, Head of Data and Digital Education, by email in the first instance to: [email protected]

    Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: [email protected] Please quote reference number 4825.

    Closing date for receipt of applications: 2 June 2024

    Job details


    Lecturer in Applied Digital Technology


    Cranfield University


    United Kingdom


    May 04, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 02, 2024

    Job type



    Arts and Culture,Computer Science,Engineering

    About the employer

    Established in 1946 as the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield University saw a lot of development in the 1950s and 1960s in aircraft design and research. This gave rise to diversification into manufacturing and management. It finally changed its name to Cranfield University in 1993. In the following years, the university gained a lot of appreciation, and recently, Defence Academy, UK came into partnership with the university.

    The academic schools under the university are Cranfield Defence and Security, School of Aerospace, Transport Systems, Manufacturing, School of Water, Energy, and Environment, and School of Management. Cranfield University has two campuses, one in Cranfield and the other in Shrivenham. Both of them are set in the English countryside, close to several places of interest. The campus promotes students to bond and helps each other out. It offers ample opportunities for sports, social activities, or recreation. The accommodations range from single student apartment blocks to family homes. The Shrivenham campus is a secure military site and has a variety of modern facilities for the students, staff as well as their families. Cranfield is filled with places to shop, eat, and drink. It is about 50 miles from London, while Shrivenham is 80 miles away from the capital city.

    The university welcomes students from all over the world. As of 2020, the university had 54% of students from the UK and 16% from other EU countries. About 30% of the students were from other parts of the world. It also has one of the best teacher-to-student ratios in the UK, with one academic staff member for five students. Cranfield University is responsible for the education of more than half of the UK's aerospace engineering master's students. It provides placements in HSBC, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Deloitte, and other big companies.

    Cranfield University boasts of its 60,000+ alumni base, and some of the notable personalities include Former Group Chief Executive at Barclays Antony Jenkins, Executive Director of Oxfam International Winnie Byanyima, CEO of Aston Martin Andy Palmer and CEO of Rolls-Royce Holdings Warren East. Some of the other notable alumni are former Prime Minister of Jordan Nader Al-Dahabi, Former CEO of Royal Jordanian airlines Samer Majali, James Vowles who is the Chief Strategist of Mercedes Formula 1 team and Crispin Blunt, Member of Parliament for Reigate.

    Cranfield University, also known as the UK Specialist Postgraduate University, has established its foundation in not only teaching excellent programmes but also as an impeccable research centre. Additionally, the university has been honoured with the Queen's Anniversary Prize six times. As an interesting fact, 96% of Cranfield graduates are either employed or pursuing their further studies.

    The university has successfully partnered with or established close links with more than 130 universities within and outside America - other countries being Asia, Oceania, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Cranfield has also collaborated with Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) on its Bachelor of Engineering in Aerospace Systems programme.

    What many students do not know about Cranfield is that the university has connections with some of the Indian universities as well. There are four such institutions are Defence Institute of Advanced Technology in Pune, Indian Institute of Technology of Kharagpur, Manipal University in Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore.

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