CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Professor in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management

Location
Cranfield, United Kingdom
Posted
09 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2018
Ref
2883
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, is seeking to appoint a Professor in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) of international standing. The position will take up a research leadership role in the School by bringing together research in UAV’s, Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance.

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 Competitive salary
Posted Date 08/11/2018
Apply by 09/12/2018

Role Description

The School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, is seeking to appoint a Professor in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) of international standing. The position will take up a research leadership role in the School by bringing together research in UAV’s, Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance.

UAS Traffic Management – developing airspace management solutions that will bring higher levels of system resilience, safety and security while adapting to competition from UAVs to operate in the same airspace is one of the key research areas of the Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC). It also an enabling technology for the NBEC (National Beyond visual line of sight Experimentation Corridor) which the University plans to establish.

To be considered for this opportunity you will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and have an internationally recognised research track record in the field of Engineering or equivalent application in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM). This will be evidenced by high quality publications, and competitive research funding. You will have demonstrated experience in being able to negotiate, plan, develop and successfully implement strategic large-scale projects and win national and international research funding.

For an informal discussion, please contact Prof Antonios Tsourdos, Director of Research for SATM / Head of the Centre for Autonomous and Cyber-Physical Systems, on (T); +44 (0)1234 758578 or (E); a.tsourdos@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.