Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Spacecraft Engineering

Imperial College London - Department of Aeronautics

Salary: £47,910 - £53,400 per annum (Lecturer, Level C)

Salary: Minimum of £58,870 per annum (Senior Lecturer or Reader, Level D)

The Department of Aeronautics wishes to make an academic appointment in the area of Spacecraft Engineering.  The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic teacher and outstanding researcher who will help maintain our high levels of scholarship and research.  In the recent REF 2014 exercise, 46% of the department’s research was defined as “world leading”.

The department is very active in a range of research aimed at developing and applying theoretical, computational and experimental techniques to address the most challenging, fundamental problems in Aeronautics science and technology with the aim of reducing emissions, noise and weight of the next generation of aircraft.  Recently, the department has initiated the establishment of a research network within the College focused on the theme of Green Aviation. The department is now intending to further grow its expertise in space research.

The successful applicant ideally will have a strong research reputation in one or more of the following space related fields:

  • innovative concepts for the design and integration of future space systems;
  • the application of autonomous systems in space and
  • multibody spacecraft including space-based manipulators (robotics).

However, exceptional applicants specialising in other areas of space research will also be considered. The potential to make milestone contributions is of the greatest importance.

Applicants should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Engineering, Mathematics or Physics. They should also have an outstanding research record, as demonstrated by their publications, a good track record in securing research grants and contracts and experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Aeronautics field.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Paul Robinson, Tel: 00 44 (0) 207 594 5073, E-mail: p.robinson@imperial.ac.uk

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at the following link: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/employment (select “Job Search” and enter the job reference no EN20170298AM). Please complete and upload an application form as directed and submit any other relevant supporting documents such as your full CV.

Queries regarding the application process should be addressed to Lisa Kelly, Tel: 00 44 (0) 207 594 5056 or Email: l.kelly@imperial.ac.uk

Closing Date: 29 October 2017  

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