Professor in Aerospace Structures

Hatfield, Hertfordshire (GB)
£57,319 - £70,809
10 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
07 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor in Aerospace Structures

Ref: 014544

School of Engineering and Technology

£57,319 - £70,809

Grade: Professor (AM1 – AM3)

Full time position working 37 hours per week (1.0 FTE)

The School of Engineering and Technology has one of the largest aerospace engineering undergraduate programmes in the UK and numerous collaborations with the aerospace industrial sector. The School is seeking to appoint an exceptional academic as Professor in Aerospace Structures. You will be able to demonstrate an excellent track record of research publications and income generation in the field of aerospace structures, as well as interests that cross discipline boundaries. Applicants must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills that will benefit teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Your focus will be on delivering high quality research as well as contributing to the School’s teaching provision in Aerospace Engineering. This will mainly include expanding the research and commercial activities of the Aeronautics and Space Division, contributing to teaching activities and integrating the varied interests of staff in this Division. You will also have an opportunity to contribute to the refurbishment and enhancement of our aerospace engineering laboratories and facilities.

The School has research activity that covers materials and structures, microfluidics and microengineering, sustainable energy technologies, smart systems, devices and networks, and aerospace engineering. The School has a growing REF profile with research that is recognised as internationally excellent. You will be expected to make a major contribution to our future research success as well as contributing to teaching and project supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The successful applicant will have a Doctorate or Higher Doctorate in a relevant aerospace engineering subject.

We particularly welcome female applicants as they are under-represented within the School at these levels.

As this is a professorial appointment, three professorial references will be required prior to interview.

The Appointment Panel for the post will be constituted in such a way that if the successful candidate fulfills the University's Professorial criteria, then the Panel may award a Professorial title to the successful candidate.

Informal inquiries about the post may be made to Dr. Andrew Lewis, Head of the Aeronautics and Space Division, School of Engineering and Technology. Tel: 01707 284271; email:

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Interview date: 18th May 2017.

Closing date: 7th May 2017

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