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Reader or Professor of Airport Sustainability

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£58,541 to £80,837
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

Job Details

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. Flexible working will be considered.
Contract type: Permanent}
Salary: Reader: Level 7 – starting salary is usually in the range of £58,541 to £65,039 per annum with potential progression to £80,837 per annum or Professorial: Competitive open band commencing at £76,345 per annum
Apply by:30/11/2023

Role Description

We welcome applications from inspirational thought leaders to the new role of either Reader or Professor of Airport Sustainability, which is co-funded by Heathrow Airport Limited as part of its research partnership with Cranfield University through the Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC).

About the Role

The new position is designed to leverage the combination of Cranfield University’s strength in air transport, energy and environment research and teaching with Heathrow’s position as one of the world’s leading hub airports.

The person in this role will have the opportunity to benefit from the considerable investment in research facilities including the Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC) – in which Heathrow Airport is a founding industrial partner – and cross-University capabilities such as the Aerospace Integration Research Centre (AIRC) and Aviate+ Incubator.

About You

The background for this new appointment may either be academic or industrial on the basis that the chosen candidate is able to demonstrate a successful track record of leadership relevant to airport sustainability at a senior level. You will have a Doctorate in relevant subject matter OR equivalent relevant industrial experience. You will have an established track record of leading successful academic research projects OR industrial projects involving multiple stakeholders. You will have an established track record of working with major industrial partners on high-value collaborative projects.

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.

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 committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

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 Professor Graham Braithwaite, Head of Transport Systems theme, (E):

Closing date for receipt of applications: 30 November 2023

Interviews to be held: week commencing 11 December 2023


Cranfield is world-leading in its contribution to global innovation. With our emphasis on the aerospace, agrifood, defence and security, environmental technology, leadership and management, manufacturing and transport systems sectors, we have changed the way society thinks, works and learns.

We generate and transform knowledge, translating it to the benefit of society. Our partners, from micro SMEs to the largest blue-chip multinationals, from governments across the world to NGOs and charities, tell us this is what they value about Cranfield.

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