CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Lecturer in Avionics

5 days left

Location
Cranfield, United Kingdom
Salary
£42,501 to £47,375 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £59,219 per annum
Posted
19 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Nov 2018
Ref
2862
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

The Centre of Aeronautics is one of the world’s largest centres of postgraduate education and research in aeronautics, with over 200 MSc and PhD students. Amongst its programmes, the Centre delivers the world-renowned MSc courses in Aerospace Vehicle Design (AVD) and Aerospace Dynamics (AD) which recently celebrated their 70th anniversary.

We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic teachers and outstanding researchers and who will help maintain and expand further our portfolio.

Organisation Cranfield University
School/Department School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday
Contract type Permanent
Salary £42,501 to £47,375 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £59,219 per annum
Apply by 21/11/2018

Role Description

Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

The Centre of Aeronautics is one of the world’s largest centres of postgraduate education and research in aeronautics, with over 200 MSc and PhD students. Amongst its programmes, the Centre delivers the world-renowned MSc courses in Aerospace Vehicle Design (AVD) and Aerospace Dynamics (AD) which recently celebrated their 70th anniversary.

We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic teachers and outstanding researchers and who will help maintain and expand further our portfolio.

As a member of staff in the Aircraft Design Group, you will design and deliver lectures and tutorials as part of the taught MSc programme in Aerospace Vehicle Design (Avionics option), provide support to the Design Project element of the MSc and you will supervise research theses. You will also teach a number of related lecture modules. You will engage in research and teaching within the fields of aircraft GNC systems, avionics architecture, data buses and integration, data link systems, avionics software design and safety assessment with a view to publishing high quality papers in high reputation research journals.

The centre has a Large Aircraft Flight Simulator (LAFS), Avionics Rig and various other Flight Simulators. Additionally, we are developing an innovative CNS/ATM Laboratory, also including the networking of several existing and planned resources in the University. Most notable of these are the £67million Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC) which will open in early 2020 and the £35m Aerospace Integration Research Centre (AIRC). DARTeC is supported by a consortium of leading aerospace and aviation companies and the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund. DARTeC’s primary research areas will be: Connected systems, Unmanned traffic management, Seamless passenger experience, Distributed airport and airspace management, and Conscious aircraft.

AIRC fosters collaboration between industry and academia and provides capabilities comparable with the leading aerospace facilities across Europe and the World.  The investment from Airbus and Rolls-Royce in this collaborative Centre will change the design of future aircraft.

Within this wider context, you will assist in the establishment of the CNS/ATM Laboratory and in the day-to-day activities required for running, maintaining and advancing the Avionics Rig.

You must have a PhD in aeronautical/aerospace or electronic engineering and (research) experience in the field of avionics/CNS. Direct experience of practical Avionics Systems Design and Integration would be expected. Previous research experience within Avionics and a publication track record is essential.

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Howard Smith, Professor of Aircraft Design, on (T) +44 (0)1234 758387 or (E); Howard.Smith@cranfield.ac.uk    

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. 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.