Assistant Professor in Space Engineering

University of Nottingham
Mechanical Materials & Manuf Eng
Closing Date
WorkplaceNottingham, East Midlands, UK


Assistant Professor in Space Engineering

£36261 to £48677 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The University of Nottingham seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Professor in Space Engineering to contribute to teaching on our growing undergraduate taught programs in Aerospace engineering and to lead relevant research programs complementing and expanding existing capability.

The University has an extremely strong research track record in the aerospace area with our Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT) encompassing a multidisciplinary team in the UK and at our campuses in Malaysia and China. The IAT supports the University's broad research base and international leadership in a number of thematic areas within aerospace technology to facilitate increased research and knowledge transfer activity. The Institute has over 50 academic researchers working in internationally recognised research groups, often in partnership with leading aerospace companies, including Rolls-Royce; GE; Airbus; Boeing; BAE Systems; Bombardier; GKN and Goodrich. Our relatively new undergraduate aerospace engineering programs complement our research capability and add to the Faculty’s existing portfolio of successful and well-respected courses. Our students study on coherent, well-designed high quality programs that equip them to meet current and future aerospace challenges.

Applications are welcome from individuals with teaching/research experience within the aerospace sector in the following areas:

  • Spacecraft propulsion

  • Space systems and space missions analysis and design

  • Deep space exploration

  • Space environment

    An element of industrial experience which could make a valuable contribution to aerospace professional skills/management teaching would be regarded as advantageous.

    The research of the Faculty was highly ranked in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. Candidates for research and teaching roles should have a record of high quality research and publications and the role holder will be expected to conduct high quality original research of national and international importance. They will define, develop and deliver research programmes attracting grant support in areas consistent with aerospace research at Nottingham and the aspirations and the ethos of the Faculty of Engineering and University.

    The role holder will take responsibility for delivering high quality teaching and contributing to the planning, design, development and delivery of materials for undergraduate and post-graduate taught programmes in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering and/or the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The role may include the development of course curricula and teaching materials as required.

    The post holder may also make a significant contribution to the Department/Faculty via leadership and/or administrative management and/or co-ordination of specific initiatives.

    This is a permanent, full-time post available now. Job share arrangements may be considered.

    Please direct informal enquiries to Dr Kathy Johnson (Head of department) (kathy.johnson [at] nottingham[.]ac[.]uk) or Dr Tanvir Hussain (Aerospace Eng program director) (tanvir.hussain [at] nottingham[.]ac[.]uk )

    Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">
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