Lecturer/researcher Aviation Engineering (0.8-1.0 fte)


Ridge the gap between knowledge and real-world change

Who we are
At the Aviation Academy, our ambition is to provide the current and next generation of professionals with the skills they need to meet the international aviation challenges of the next 10 to 15 years. We do this by providing both education and research, working closely with commercial and academic partners across the globe. This emphasis on collaboration boosts our students’ professional and research skills by placing them in real-world aviation settings. Here, they can prepare themselves for their future aviation career while bringing about tangible change in the companies they work with. Our current research programme focuses on a variety of specific research areas with the aim of increasing sustainable operational readiness. You can find a detailed description here.

Job description
As a lecturer at the Aviation Academy, you are responsible for educational development and teaching in corresponding areas such as aircraft & engine asset management, maintenance, flight operations, air traffic management and/or more fundamental engineering disciplines such as systems thinking, mechanics, structures & materials and electrics.

The focus is on understanding and modelling systems (e.g. hardware, business, ATM system), while considering applicable rules and regulations. To this end, the course material is aimed at conveying a fundamental knowledge of various relevant engineering disciplines and expanding this with knowledge on maintenance & asset management, operations and optimization of various systems.

Together with the Aviation Engineering team, you will help shape the aviation engineering 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 activities, the supervision of students also includes mentoring, work placement supervision, and student career coaching.

You will translate developments in the professional field into teaching programs and the development of the degree program curriculum. You also monitor the coherence of the curriculum. You coordinate one or more courses. 

Talent as a basis, diversity as a strenght
The AUAS wants to be an organization in which everyone feels welcome, appreciated and at home. As an employer, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better we can perform as a knowledge institution of and for the city. We therefore strive to see the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives that Amsterdam has to offer reflected in the workforce of our university. If you have tips on how we can improve our communication in the field of diversity and inclusion, let us know.

We are seeking
You like working with students, or aspire to it, and know how to share knowledge in an inspiring way. You actively seek collaboration with your team members, because you are a team player, but you are also at ease to work autonomously with your students. You are at home in any part of the degree program. You get enthusiastic about new things and seeking new possibilities, but are also flexible when things change and you have to adapt. Because of the various focus areas you can easily change your focus. As English is the main language at the Aviation Academy from year 2, your language proficiency in English is good.  

Two or more of the following skills apply to you: 

  • experience/expertise in the aviation industry;
  • a professional network you can count on;
  • knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations, aircraft operations and maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) context;
  • experience with teaching and/or supervising skills;
  • master’s degree (or you are willing to achieve one);
  • we especially invite you to apply if you have expertise in modelling, simulation and statistics;
  • please react to this vacancy even if your profile diverts from the preferences listed here, maybe we have a match

What we offer
The function is classified in the HAY-profile Lecturer/researcher 2, scale 11, with a maximum salary of € 5.026,- fulltime gross per month, depending on your specific qualifications and experience. We offer an initial contract for one year, to be extended depending on suitability, the number of permanent positions available at the university, and the influx of new students. 

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) also has an extensive package of secondary employment benefits, including an 8% vacation allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.Our AUAS Academy offers outstanding study and development opportunities, and we  encourage our employees to work continuously on their professional development.

Find out more
Does this position sound like a good fit for your personal and professional qualities? Or are you interested in working at the Aviation Academy as a lecturer? We would like to hear from you. For more information, you may contact:
•    Aviation Engineering Team Leader, Arjan Stander at +31 (0)6 2853 0295 or by email.  
•    Aviation Program Manager Sannie Bombeeck at +31 (0)6 2115 6169, or by e-mail.

More information about our School of Technology is also available at http://www.hva.nl/techniek/.

This vacancy closes on June 27th. Please click on the link below to submit your online application.  

We apply the AUAS Job Application Code to this vacancy’s recruitment and selection process.

No (recruitment) agencies please.