Professor in Aerospace Engineering

London (GB)
Jul 13, 2020
End of advertisement period
Aug 17, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor in Aerospace Engineering

Reference Number 60010968
Location  Northampton Square
School / Service School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
Department Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics
Contract Duration Permanent
Hours Full-time


Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (40% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

The School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering is a multi-disciplinary centre of research and education located in the heart of London’s vibrant design community. It is proud of its research advances and of educating thousands of undergraduates and postgraduates in STEM subjects.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics is ranked fifth in London by the Guardian and offers several BEng, MEng and MSc programmes. Its research is organised in two multi-disciplinary Research Centres: the Aerospace Research Centre; and the Thermofluids Research Centre.

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with seniority of the role.


The School is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic as Professor in Aerospace Engineering. The appointed academic will conduct world-leading or internationally excellent research, will contribute to the delivery of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate education in Aerodynamics or Aircraft Design and will lead curriculum development in all aspects of Aeronautical Engineering, particularly in emerging topics. The Professor will also contribute significantly in the newly established London Space Institute.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering or a related discipline; knowledge of aeronautical design, aerodynamics, or aeroelasticity; a record of producing world-leading or internationally excellent research through collaboration within academia and industry; membership of a relevant professional body; a good understanding of trends in higher education and the aerospace employment market; and a commitment to and enthusiasm for delivering high quality education. Strong leadership capability is required for appointment at Professorial level.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date: 11:59pm, 17th August 2020.

Interviews are scheduled for September 2020.

The role is available immediately.

City, University of London is being supported in the appointment by the executive search firm, Perrett Laver.  For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Dr Annabelle McLaren-Thomson

For an application pack, or to apply online, please visit: quoting reference 4749.

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