Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Avionics

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£44,001 to £60,192 with potential progression up to £75,238 per annum
16 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
07 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

School/Department School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37
Contract type Permanent
Salary Lecturer: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £44,001 to £49,048 with potential progression up to £61,309 per annum Senior Lecturer: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £54,003 to £60,192 with potential progression up to £75,238 per annum
Apply by 07/08/2022

Role Description

About the Role

You will be responsible for the development and delivery of high-quality teaching and tutorials as part of the taught MSc programme in Aerospace Vehicle Design (Avionics Option), providing support to the Group Design Project element of the MSc, and supervising research (MSc/PhD) students. You will also be actively engaged in research within the fields of Avionics, spanning across crewed and un-crewed vehicles and the wider avionics ecosystem, including ground-based systems infrastructure such as ATM. Our academics are supported and encouraged to build their research teams and wider networks through successful research funding applications and this role involves significant communication and collaboration within the University and with our network of industrial partners.

This position requires the ability to develop business opportunities and attract income, and good project and time management skills, ensuring that milestones and deliverables are achieved to time and to high quality.

About You

For this opportunity, you will need to have industrial experience and direct experience of practical Avionics Systems Design and Integration including experience in aircraft/UAV flight control system design, development and integration. Also expected would be some experience of coding and development with RTOS and networking, along with evidence of collaborative working with other discipline specialists.  Also important is for you to have strong knowledge and experience of INS/GPS, aircraft GNC/CNS system design and development, cockpit design/HMI, or IMA design and avionics integration. Successful applicants will have a strong track record of publication of papers in leading international journals and teaching experience at postgraduate Masters’ level, preferably with a teaching qualification.  You will be able to demonstrate that you are a natural collaborator and show a strong desire to deliver impactful research into real products and services within the aerospace industry.

At the Senior Lecturer level, we expect the candidate to provide leadership, such as in course management, business development, preparing large funding bids, acting as a Principal Investigator on large, funded research projects and managing collaborative networks of researchers linked with industry.

You will be educated to doctoral level in a relevant subject such as aeronautical/aerospace/ electronic engineering and have proven research experience. Alternatively, you will hold a relevant MSc degree with extensive practical industrial experience in the fields of avionics, CNS/ ATM. You will be highly computer literate, with expertise in MATLAB/Simulink in Windows, C/C++ and/or Ada in Linux environment would be ideal.

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. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Aerospace is at the heart of Cranfield’s global research airport and is renowned throughout the world for its teaching and research in the fields of aviation and aerospace.  Cranfield Aerospace’s six centres are the powerhouses of our world class research, driving technological and conceptual advances in aeronautics, propulsion engineering, cyber-physical systems and intelligent automation. Through the strong links with industry built over the past 70 years, we focus on defining and delivering the aircraft, airport and airspace management of the future and are the only university in Europe with our own airport and runway.  Cranfield Aerospace is internationally recognised as the first choice for research and education in all aspects of aerospace including aircraft, drones, urban air mobility and space.  Find out more about our work here About Aerospace.

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.  

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 Prof. Howard Smith, Prof Mark Westwood or Huamin Jia on (E):  

Apply online now. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number xxx.

Closing date for receipt of applications:  13 July 2022

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