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Professor of Aerospace Engineering

University of Birmingham - School of Metallurgy and Materials, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd December 2021
Closes: 31st January 2022
Job Ref: 98890

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK 

Competitive salary for an outstanding candidate

Professorial Grade

We are seeking an outstanding candidate who will provide significant strategic leadership in aerospace engineering which will positively enhance the profile of the institution.  The post holder will be expected to have an excellent international reputation, based on an extensive track record of innovative research which has a major quantifiable influence in their particular subject area.  They will work collaboratively with the current team to develop an inclusive environment in which staff and students from diverse backgrounds will thrive and achieve their career aspirations. The post holder will develop our new Aerospace Engineering programme and make a major contribution to the delivery and strategic development of teaching and learning in aerospace and space engineering, contribute at a high level to leadership and management activity and act as a role model in respect of citizenship. 

Main Duties

Research 

  • Develop, plan and lead research activities/programmes of outstanding quality in the research area;
  • Publish high quality innovative, distinctive and significant outputs which are considered to be world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour;
  • Regularly contribute to other research-related activities such as conference papers and keynote speaker invitations at conferences;
  • Provide leadership on the generation of research income, supporting colleagues to maximise funding opportunities, promoting collaboration with external researchers and organisations;
  • Lead the development of strategies, policies and procedures which have a positive and quantifiable impact on equality, diversity and inclusion;

Education 

  • Develop, plan and lead high quality education activities;
  • Develop high quality, inclusive and academically challenging practice in research-intensive teaching, learning and assessment;
  • Deliver high quality portfolio of innovative, engaging and inspirational teaching which is accessible to all;
  • Contribute to curriculum design to ensure the offer is contemporary, inclusive, engaging, international and academically challenging;

Leadership, Management and Citizenship  

Lead and manage major activities in the School/College/University. This may be in relation to one or more of the following:

  • external partnership activities/collaborations;
  • leading a Department or undertaking School/College roles;
  • developing institutional policies and practice;
  • leading activities contributing to a positive and inclusive community spirit across the School/College/University;
  • using position and influence in order to ensure that others engage positively with the University’s Strategy;

  Person Specification 

The post holder will have an outstanding and sustained profile of achievement evidenced by the following:

  • PhD or equivalent qualification or an equivalent body of work;
  • A substantial record of international quality outputs;
  • An excellent and widely recognised reputation amongst peers internationally;
  • Proven ability to plan and lead the delivery of research;
  • A sustained record of attracting significant funding, as appropriate to the discipline;
  • A track record in translating research into impact on other scholars and on the wider community through publication, engagement with policy and practice, consultancy and advisory work;

Informal enquires to Professor Alison Davenport, Head of School, A.Davenport@bham.ac.uk, Telephone: +441214145191

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below or visit https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx 

Valuing excellence, sustaining investment 

We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working. 

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