Job ID: 136011

Assistant / Associate Professor in Spacecraft Engineering

Imperial College London

  • Jan. 10, 2020
  • Assistant / Associate Professor in Spacecraft Engineering
  • Aeronautics
  • Imperial College London
    London, Greater London
    United Kingdom
  • Feb. 3, 2020
  • Post available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Assistant Professor
    Senior Lecturer
    Associate Professor
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautics

The Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London wishes to appoint a hardworking teacher and outstanding researcher in the area of Spacecraft Engineering. This position is open at the levels of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) and Reader (Associate Professor).

Applications are invited for outstanding individuals who will help maintain our high levels of scholarship and research. In the 2014 REF exercise, 46% of the Department’s research was defined as "world leading."

You will join a department which is very active in a range of research aimed at developing and applying theoretical, computational and experimental techniques. Our academics address the most challenging, fundamental problems in Aeronautics science and technology with the aim of reducing emissions, noise and weight of the next generation of aircraft. Recently, the department has established a research network within the College focused on the theme of Green Aviation ( The department is now intending to further grow its expertise in space research.

The successful applicant will have a strong research reputation in one or more of the following space related fields:
- Astrodynamics
- Space Vehicle Control
- Innovative concepts for the design and integration of future space systems
- The application of autonomous systems in space
- Multibody spacecraft including space-based manipulators (robotics).
Exceptional applicants specialising in other areas of space research will also be considered. The potential to make milestone contributions is of the greatest importance.

Applicants should hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Engineering, Mathematics or Physics. They should also have an outstanding research record, as demonstrated by their publications, a good track record in securing research grants and contracts and experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Aeronautics field. To be considered for the role of Reader (Associate Professor), an applicant must also have an established national and developing international reputation in the field, track record of successful PhD student supervision and postdoctoral mentoring and a proven track record of sustaining a vigorous research programme.

Links to apply for this post at all levels can be found below:

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) –…

Reader (Associate Professor) –…

  • Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

    All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: – Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity – Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams – Consider the thoughts and expectations of others – Deliver positive outcomes – Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination – Develop and grow skills and expertise – Work in a planned and managed way
    In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

    Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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Contact Information

  • Head of Department, Professor Paul Robinson
    Imperial College London
    London, Greater London
    United Kingdom
  • +44 (0) 20 7594 5073

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