Professor in Aerospace Engineering

Ref: 4749

City, University of London

London, UK

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Role Managed by:

Annabelle McLaren-Thomson

Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 17/08/2020

Formal Interview Date: September 2020

Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (40% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade, City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made signi´Čücant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

The School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering is a multi-disciplinary centre of research and education located in the heart of London’s vibrant design community. It is proud of its research advances and of educating thousands of undergraduates and postgraduates in STEM subjects.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics is ranked fifth in London by the Guardian and offers several BEng, MEng and MSc programmes. Its research is organised in two multi-disciplinary Research Centres: the Aerospace Research Centre; and the Thermofluids Research Centre.

The School is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic as Professor in Aerospace Engineering.  The appointed academic will conduct world-leading or internationally excellent research, will contribute to the delivery of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate education in Aerodynamics or Aircraft Design and will lead curriculum development in all aspects of Aeronautical Engineering, particularly in emerging topics. The Professor will also contribute significantly in the newly established London Space Institute.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering or a related discipline; knowledge of aeronautical design, aerodynamics, or aeroelasticity; a record of producing world-leading or internationally excellent research through collaboration within academia and industry; membership of a relevant professional body; a good understanding of trends in higher education and the aerospace employment market; and a commitment to and enthusiasm for delivering high quality education. Strong leadership capability is required for appointment at Professorial level.

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

The role is available immediately.

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