Professor or Reader in Aerospace Engineering

Ref: 4749

City, University of London

London, UK

Role Managed by:

Dr Urvashi Ramphul

Senior Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 03/03/2021

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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 (over 40% 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 the President, Professor Sir Paul Curran (to be succeeded by Professor Anthony Finkelstein in 2021), City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: its Vision & Strategy 2026 is published at

The School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering offers a wide range of courses at bachelors and masters level within its five departments. Research in the school is organised in a number of subject-specialised and interdisciplinary research centres and institutes. The School produced an excellent performance in the REF 2014 research exercise and prides itself on strong industrial links, the high level of employability of its graduates and the expertise and publications of its staff members.

The School owes its origins to the Northampton Institute, opened in the 1890s, establishing its reputation for high quality courses in engineering and mathematics.  The Northampton Institute was the first UK institution to teach Aeronautics, the first course being offered in 1909. Further details are shown on our website at

The School is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic as Professor or Reader of 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 Aerospace Engineering, particularly in emerging topics.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Aerospace Engineering or a related discipline; knowledge of aerospace 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.

Interviews are scheduled for April 2021

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