Airbus Professor of Landing Systems Engineering

Cranfield, Bedford
27 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Airbus Professor of Landing Systems Engineering 

   Cranfield University
School/Department   School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
Based at   Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work  37 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
Contract type  Permanent
Salary  Competitive
Apply by  26/11/2017 

As an exclusively postgraduate university, we focus our world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships on creating leaders in technology and management. Our work delivers worldwide impact – from informing government policy to inventing new technologies and products.

Building on our strength in aerospace research, we are seeking to appoint an Airbus Professor of Landing Systems Engineering. Part-funded by Airbus, the Professor will work closely with the company to develop and lead on a programme of research at the forefront of landing systems engineering.

You should be equipped to tackle the challenges of these increasingly complex systems through a systems-based, multidisciplinary approach. You will be expected to hold a track record of world-leading, high-impact research; be able to think and act across diverse and broad technical and scientific disciplines and work to drive and develop a research agenda at the forefront of innovation. You will be expected to have experience of strategic leadership, a track record of competitive grant capture, and experience working with industry partners and stakeholders.

A good first degree in Engineering and a PhD in an appropriate subject area is also required. Candidates from an industry background will be expected to have experience working within a multidisciplinary engineering environment and bringing innovative engineering systems to market.

The successful candidate will be likely to have a background in one of the following areas: mechatronics, vehicle dynamics, high performance multidisciplinary engineering design, high integrity system design, structures or systems engineering. However, suitably qualified candidates from other disciplines may also be considered.

Informal enquiries regarding the post should be directed to the University’s appointed advisors, Perrett Laver at:

Applications will be considered by the Selection Committee and shortlisted candidates will subsequently be invited to visit the Campus to give a presentation in December prior to formal interviews in January 2018.