Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
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Cranfield Water Science Institute (CWSI) welcomes applications from those with a desire to help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals on water, sanitation, and health and who are passionate about transferring expertise to the next generation.
About Cranfield Water Science Institute (CWSI)
CWSI improves the lives and livelihoods of the poorest communities globally. It 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.
About the Role
The post on offer will enhance a well-established team within CWSI, as well as provide a distinctive contribution to 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.
This opportunity is open to specialists from any academic discipline. You will have a PhD on a topic of relevance to the role and have a track record of research in your disciplinary area. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to develop your own research ideas and evidence high quality achievements appropriate to your research area and career stage including significant publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals. You will be expected to develop and build long term partnerships with development banks, UN agencies, 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.
In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this key position, and to be at the forefront of world leading research and education, joining a supportive team and environment.
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Diversity and Inclusion
Our equal opportunities and diversity monitoring has 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.
How to apply
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Professor Paul Jeffrey, Director of the Water Theme at Cranfield, on (T): +44 (0)1234 75 4814 or (E): P.J.Jeffrey@cranfield.ac.uk
Closing date for receipt of applications: 18 April 2021
Interviews to be held: 05 May 2021