Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Applied Social Sciences (Cranfield Water Science Institute)

Cranfield University
Cranfield, United Kingdom
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Role Description

Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. Our people are our most valuable resource, and everyone has a role to play in shaping the future of our university, developing our learners, and transforming the communities and research funders we work with. Cranfield Water Science Institute is recognised for its high quality, innovative and impactful research and renowned academic thought leaders. We have been a leading provider of science and education for the global water sector for over 40 years and have an international reputation for transformational research and teaching.

The post on offer will provide leadership and mentoring for a well-established team within Cranfield Water Science Institute (CWSI) as well as strategic direction for an already successful teaching and research programme. The appointee will be expected to rapidly embed themselves within CWSI's existing teaching and research activities, adapt to the Institute's ethos, and generate significant research & teaching income through leading large grant bids and organising short courses.

You will have a PhD on a topic of relevance to water, sanitation and hygiene in a relevant Social Science discipline such as Development Studies, Social Anthropology, Human Geography, Behavioural Sciences, or Sociology. You will be able to demonstrate a promising track-record of early achievements appropriate to your research area and career stage including significant publications (as main author) in leading international peer-reviewed journals. You will be expected to develop and build long term partnerships with innovators, industry, NGOs research funders and professional bodies. Your experience should have provided you with a close understanding of the contemporary challenges facing the WASH sector and practical knowledge of the design and implementation of WASH interventions.

At Cranfield we value Diversity and Inclusion and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. To further demonstrate our commitment to progressing gender diversity in STEM, we are members of WES & Working Families, and sponsors of International Women in Engineering Day.

Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring have shown that women and minority ethnic groups are currently underrepresented within the university and so we actively encourage applications from eligible candidates from these groups.

We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role. Find out more here.

For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Paul Jeffrey, Director of Water, on +44 (0)1234 754814 or (E); p.j.jeffrey@cranfield.ac.uk.

Interviews to be held: 10 February 2021

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered

Lecturer: £43,351 to £48,323 per annum or Senior Lecturer: £53,205 to £59,302 per annum

Apply by 17/01/2021, interviews 10/02/21

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