Lecturer in Aviation Operations (0,8 – 1,0 fte)


As part of the continuing development of its Aviation Academy, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AuAS) is looking for a

Lecturer in Aviation Operations (0,8 – 1,0 fte)

Job description:
The main areas of the Aviation degree program include engineering, operations, and business. Students learn how to approach various issues from the four perspectives of Airport, Airline, Government and Suppliers. As a lecturer at the Aviation Academy, you will be responsible for educational development and teaching in corresponding areas as planning, simulation, optimization, logistics, airport development, operations research and air traffic management.

The focus will be on analyzing processes from a management perspective and operational perspective, while taking into account applicable rules and regulations. To this end, the course material is aimed at explaining processes in the terminal/warehouse, determining the capacity on the ground, the available production resources of the airlines, and at optimizing the various processes based on the four perspectives.

Together with the Aviation Operations team, you will help shape the Operations graduate profile. You will create course material, cases, and exams You are able to supervise students in relation to the subject field, deploying your teaching qualities in the process. You will identify relevant developments, not only in your subject field but also in terms of education and teaching. In addition to the aforementioned activities, the supervision of students also includes mentoring, work placement supervision, and student career supervision.

Additional for the position of lecturer 2: With the team, you will translate developments in the professional field into teaching programs and the development of the degree program curriculum.

We are seeking:
You have successfully completed a Master’s degree – preferably in aviation – and you are proficient in English. Preferably you have experience in or affinity with the aviation industry and you have built up an extensive professional network. You have knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations, aviation management, network development of airlines, airports, and process optimization. You are at home in any part of the degree program and can adapt to change easily. Preferably you have experience with teaching and supervising skills.

The programme:
The Aviation Academy prepares future professionals for a career in the world of Aviation. Keyword in all our activities is ‘operational readiness’: everything that is needed to make planes fly safely and to transfer passengers and goods. Therefore our curriculum features both a specialization in Aviation Engineering (focusing on maintenance and usage of the plane) and a specialization in Aviation Operations (focusing on transfers, networks, logistics, security and airport development).

The Aviation Academy provides both education and research for the mentioned two specializations. Thereby working closely together with commercial partners in the work field.  This collaboration helps us adding new relevant subjects to the curriculum, like simulation and modelling, and it also boosts our student’s professional and research skills. Our curriculum adapts quickly to developments in the real world. For the students the first two years of our bachelor program are mainly supply-oriented whereas the last two years we stimulate students to shape their personal program.

Since we work together with flight academies and air traffic control services it is possible for our students to start a Pilot program or an Air Traffic Controller program during their study at our Aviation Academy.

It’s our ambition to be amongst the best of Europe’s academies. To reach this goal we work together with several other universities across the world.

More information can be found at: amsterdamuas.com/aviation

We offer:
The work duties form part of the organizational function lecturer 2 (salary scale 11) or lecturer 3 (salary scale 10). The salary scales are part of the Collective Labor Agreement for higher professional education (HBO). The organizational function lecturer 2 is applicable when your tasks include translating developments in the professional field into teaching programs and development of the degree program curriculum, depending on your professional experience and educational qualifications.

For the position of lecturer 2 the maximum salary is €4,661.- gross per month and for the position of lecturer 3 the maximum salary is €3,994.- gross per month, both in the case of a full-time appointment and depending on the educational qualifications and professional experience of the candidate.

The position is, initially, a temporary one, for a period of one year. Whether this will be extended depends on the suitability of the candidate and on the number of available permanent positions at the university.

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) has an extensive package of secondary employment benefits, including an 8% vacation allowance and an end of year bonus of 8.3%. In addition, AUAS offers – through its AUAS Academy – outstanding study and development opportunities; it also encourages its employees to work continuously on their professional development.

For more information, please contact Geert Boosten, the Aviation Program Manager, by telephone on +31 (0)6-2115 6169.

There is more information about the School of Technology at hva.nl/techniek/.

To apply:
Please send an e-mail with your CV and cover letter click on the link below to submit an online application. 

This vacancy has been published simultaneously internally and externally. In the event of equivalent suitability, internal candidates will be given preference over external candidates.

Closing date: 5th of march

We apply the AUAS Job Application Code to this vacancy’s recruitment and selection process.
No (recruitment) agencies please.


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