School of Water,
Energy and Environment Water Theme

Lecturer in Water Policy and Economics

Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £44,001 to £49,048 per annum, with potential progression up to £61,309 per annum

An exciting opportunity for an expert in water resources policy and economics to join our team of academics working in environmental and agricultural water resources management.

About the Role:

We are seeking an individual with a strong research background and reputation in water resources management and policy with experience in resource economics, catchment management or water policy. The post will support the Centre's existing research competencies in environmental and agricultural water management, including climate change and environmental impacts, ecosystem services, assessing drought impacts, flood risk management, and developing thought leadership in hydro-economic modelling, the water-energy-food nexus, and environmental economics. You will be expected to conduct high-impact, internationally excellent research in the related areas of water resources management, policy and economics; develop a vibrant and sustainable research group by leading and participating in research bid proposals to attract grant funding to support new junior research staff and students; enhance the reputation of Cranfield Water Science Institute through multidisciplinary collaboration, and deliver postgraduate-level teaching as part of our existing MSc programmes in water and environment.

About You:

You will have a relevant PhD linked to the economics of water resources modelling, management or policy. This could be from a broad, or a more sector specific perspective, including environmental, agricultural or water resources management. You will have experience of winning and managing research grants and working in multidisciplinary collaborations with academics and industry. You will have a track record of publishing high impact journal articles in one or more aspects of water resources, water policy and governance, environmental economics, water resources engineering or water regulation. You will have a commitment to scientific rigour, a passion for solving applied problems, and enjoy engaging with experts and opinion-formers in academia, industry and government.

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.

You will be based within Cranfield Water Science Institute which has an international reputation for its transformational research and teaching in the science, engineering and management of water in the municipal, industrial and natural environments. We have been working in water for over 40 years. Our academic and research staff, including scientists, engineers, technologists, policy specialists and social scientists are engaged in delivering postgraduate teaching, research, consultancy and training in an international arena. Our core research activities are focused around 8 Communities of Practice (CoPs). This vacancy is relevant to several of these but primarily those on Catchment Management, Water for Food in a Changing Climate and Water Governance and Asset Management. You will also be expected to foster research links with colleagues in other parts of the university including those within the Agrifood and Environment Themes.

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 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.

Working Arrangements:

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.

How to apply:

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Professor Jerry Knox by email

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Closing date for receipt of applications: 23th September 2022

posted: 23 August 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.