Cranfield – Professor in UAS Traffic Management

Cranfield – Professor in UAS Traffic Management

The School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, is seeking to appoint a Professor in UAS Traffic Management of international standing. The position will take up a leadership role in the School by bringing together research in Unmanned Air Traffic Management and Advanced Air Mobility operations. UAS Traffic Management is about developing airspace management solutions that will bring higher levels of system resilience, safety and security while adapting to competition from Advance Air Mobility to operate in the same airspace is one of the key research areas of the Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre (DARTeC).  

About You

To be considered for this opportunity you will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and have an internationally recognised track record in the field of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management. This will be evidenced by high quality publications, and competitive research funding or senior level industry experience. You will have demonstrated experience in being able to negotiate, plan, develop and successfully implement strategic large-scale projects and win national and international research funding.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

The School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing (SATM) is a leading provider of postgraduate-level engineering education, research and technology support to individuals and organisations.

The Centre of Autonomous and Cyber-Physical Systems has a leading reputation in autonomous and space systems, established with over 15 years of research in this field. We cover all types of autonomous vehicles including airborne, ground and marine as well as autonomous space exploration.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply                                    

For an informal discussion, please contact Prof Antonios Tsourdos, Director of Research for SATM / Head of the Centre for Autonomous and Cyber-Physical Systems, on (T); +44 (0)1234 758578 or (E);

Closing date for receipt of applications:   13 August 2023