Lecturer in Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Communications, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS)

Cranfield, Bedford
14 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time




CoA 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-renown MSc course in Aerospace Vehicle Design (AVD) which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. The course has three major components: lecture modules, a group design project and an individual research project. We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic teachers and outstanding researchers and who will help maintain and expand further our portfolio.

Applications are invited for the following full-time academic position:

Lecturer in Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Communications,
Navigation and Surveillance (CNS)

Full Time, Permanent | Ref:2290

£41,153 to £45,872 per annum with additional performance related pay up to £57,340 per annum

Applicants must have expertise and experience in the research and development of advanced ATM methods and tools.

You must have a PhD in aeronautical/aerospace or applied mathematics/electronic engineering, and research experience in the field of ATM/CNS and systems engineering. Industrial and direct experience of practical ATM/CNS Integration would be a distinct advantage.

You will work closely with colleagues specialising in avionics design and will be expected to contribute significantly to the ATM research activity in the Centre. An active researcher, you will have a strong background in modern CNS/ATM system design and a proven research track record in the field.
CoA has a Large Aircraft Flight Simulator (LAFS), an avionics rig and various other flight simulators. Additionally, we are investing in an innovative ATM/CNS Laboratory, which will include also the networking
of the simulators and possibly other resources across the University.

You will contribute to the further development of the ATM/CNS Laboratory and in the day-to-day activities required for running it.

In addition to high quality research you will be expected to contribute to all three components of the AVD course (Avionics option) and to its management. The aim is to grow the ATM/CNS content, leading to possibly a separate ATM option and bespoke short courses.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Francisco Javier Sáez Nieto, Reader in ATM and CNS, on T: +44 (0)1234 754621 or

Apply online now at or contact us for further details on E: or T: +44 (0)1234 750111 Ext. 4951.

For any enquiries, please quote the relevant reference number.
Closing date for receipt of applications: 25 October 2016