Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in Control of Aerospace Systems

Ningbo - China
£36,914 to £49,553 per annum depending on skills and experience
Closing Date:
Saturday, 29 February 2020

Opportunities at the University of Nottingham in Ningbo China

Salary: Salary will be within the range of £36,914 to £49,553 per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance).

Join a unique British University in China.  University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign University to open its doors in China. This award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 7,000 in just 15 years.

University of Nottingham Ningbo China, a pioneer in Sino-foreign tertiary education, is rapidly expanding. It is looking for ambitious, talented academics with a passion for teaching as well as research flair to join its team of science and engineering experts. UNNC is part of the University of Nottingham’s Global University, and offers unique teaching and research opportunities in a highly dynamic economy.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and curriculum development for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to supervise undergraduate and masters dissertations. The person appointed will be expected to conduct original research in appropriate fields and play a lead role in collaborative research projects, leading to high quality publications and grant income. The successful candidate will also be expected to assist with the administration of the Faculty of Science and Engineering in general and thus contribute to the School’s growth in the field of Aerospace Engineering.

This post is related to the teaching of undergraduate / postgraduate courses in the field of Control of Aerospace Systems, where the key principles of control of systems, with a strong focus on aerospace applications will be the main outcomes. The teaching content will cover topics such as 1) the fundamentals of systems control design, including closed and open loop control design principles, design of plants etc. 2) the fundamentals of aerospace electrical and electronic systems including power generation and conversion, electric machines and drives, and flight control actuation systems and 3) digital and analogue control systems.

The successful candidate will be expected to have extensive research experience and expertise in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and/or Control Engineering with a focus on the More Electric Aircraft or similar initiatives. Candidates with expertise in Electrical Machines and Drives for Aerospace are highly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to join the Power Electronics, Machines and Control (PEMC) Group which is a leading, research group in the area of electrification of aircraft. The PEMC group is the leading factor behind the Provincial Key Lab in More Electric Aircraft technologies of Zhejiang Province.

Salary will be within the range of £36,914 to £49,553 per annum depending on skills and experience (salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance). In addition, an attractive package including accommodation allowance, travel allowance and insurance will be provided for international appointments.

The post will initially be offered on a fixed term contract with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China for a period of five years starting from September 2020 or as soon as thereafter. This contract may be extended on an indefinite basis by mutual agreement.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Prof Michael Galea, email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. Applications must be submitted on-line.

Interviews will take place in Ningbo, China.

Please be advised that your referees will be contacted prior to interview.

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Job Reference: 181085                                          Closing date: 29 February 2020

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