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Professor and Head of Centre for Propulsion Engineering

Cranfield University - School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing

Location: Cranfield
Salary: Competitive salary
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th April 2021
Closes: 24th May 2021
Job Ref: 3583

Centre for Propulsion Engineering

Flexible working will be actively considered

Location: Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Aerospace is at the heart of Cranfield’s global research airport and is renowned throughout the world for its teaching and research in the fields of aviation and aerospace.

Our aerospace and aviation strategy is driven by the four A’s – defining and delivering aircraft of the future, airspace management of the future, airports of the future and airlines of the future. This strategy sits across all related University activities. Aerospace is one of eight sector-facing specialisms in the University and consists of six centres – The Centre of Aeronautics, the Centre of Propulsion Engineering, the Centre for Intelligent Automation and Structures, the Centre for Autonomy and Cyber Physical Systems, the Centre for Computational Engineering Science and the Aerospace Integration Research Centre. Cranfield Aerospace is internationally recognised as the first choice for research and education in all aspects of aerospace including aircraft, drones, urban air mobility and space.

The Centre for Propulsion Engineering has a strong track record in power plant modelling and performance simulation. Research activities in the past 50 years cover virtually every aspect of the field, such as steady-state and transient performance simulation, diagnostics, novel cycles, engine control, advanced simulation methods etc. Participation in many EU projects gives a strong view as to the emergence of new methodologies and simulation tools. Centre for Propulsion Engineering staff run a large international activity embracing applied research, industrial short courses and leading MSc and PhD programmes. This enjoys global visibility and extensive links and collaborations with industry.

About the Role

Reporting to the Director of Aerospace, we are looking to appoint a Professor and Head of Centre to lead the Centre for Propulsion Engineering and its approximately 60 staff. You will be a global leader in the field of Propulsion Engineering and will lead a Centre with an international reputation for excellence and pushing the boundaries of teaching and research.

You will have access to University facilities, including the world-leading Aerospace Integration Research Centre and you will be expected to make strong partnership links with the newly established UK Aerospace Research Consortium.

About You

You will possess a PhD or equivalent in a subject relevant to Propulsion Engineering, as well as experience in providing outstanding leadership of a research group or team. Reflecting that this position is leading a Centre with a major international reputation, you will also have an outstanding world-class track record of research in some aspects of Propulsion Engineering, evidenced by high-profile publications in the top peer reviewed journals as well as in books, research reports and successful engineering projects.

How to apply

For an informal discussion, please contact Professor Iain Gray, Director of Aerospace, on (T); +44 (0)1234 75 8398 or (E);

Apply online now. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: Please quote reference number 3583.

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