Professor in Aeronautics and Astronautics

Southampton, United Kingdom
Competitive: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (Level 7)
26 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   Competitive: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (Level 7)
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 30 October 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2429723DA

Professorial roles in Aeronautics and Astronautics

We are one of the UK’s largest engineering faculties. Join our team, show us how to think even bigger – and we’ll help you explore what you are capable of, and inspire future generations to exceed their potential in our world-renowned university. 

The Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics is growing and we’d like you to join us to help us broaden our research themes and expand our teaching activities.

The University of Southampton is a unique place in which to explore what you are capable of. Inspiring thousands of students every year to explore their strengths and forge life-changing discoveries, we open up a wealth of opportunities for the most inquisitive minds.

As one of the world’s top 1% of universities, we know what it takes to create an exceptional student experience. Encouraging our students to challenge conventional thinking, we underpin our exceptional academic courses with a dynamic culture of innovation and research. This is an ethos that we roll out to our staff too, and as such, we enjoy a uniquely collaborative team-spirit in which our colleagues support one another in their endeavours. This progressive approach plays a vital role in maintaining our reputation for shaping knowledge in a wide variety of areas, including our widely-interdisciplinary research interests across aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, astronautics, additive manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, battery technologies, design and optimisation, materials sciences and mechatronics. We have new laboratories for testing materials and structures across difference scales using state-of-the-art imaging techniques as well as industrially relevant approaches. 

We have the following opportunities:-

Post 1 Professor of Aero-Structures and Materials

Post 2  Professor of Astronautics and Spacecraft Engineering

Post 3 Professor of Propulsion

Post 4  Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

 To make the most of this incredible opportunity, you will need to be PhD qualified, or you will have a relevant professional qualification. Your research track-record will be impressive, and you will be passionate about working in partnership with the team to share expertise. You will demonstrate a real passion for your discipline with great communication skills that engage students in their learning, be that through group sessions or on a one-to-one basis.  

In turn, we will help you find the ideal work/life balance, with flexible working hours and onsite childcare facilities. Committed to tackling gender inequality, we are Athena SWAN bronze award recognised.  With a generous benefits package that also includes a contributory pension scheme, competitive holiday allowance, subsidised health and fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme and a range of discounts, this is a place where you are sure to excel. 

For details about the department, please visit:

For more information about our undergraduate programmes, please visit:

For informal enquiries, please contact Prof Simon Cox (

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. Please submit details for 3 referees and include your CV and publication list with your application.