Professor and Head of Air Transport Management

Cranfield University
February 26, 2023
Offerd Salary:£72,710
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Negotigation
Working type:N/A
Ref info:N/A
Professor and Head of Air Transport Management


Cranfield University


School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing

Based at

Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Hours of work

37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered.

Contract type



Competitive open band commencing at £72,710 per annum

Posted Date


Apply by



  • 4399 - JD & Person Spec.pdf (PDF, 130.04kb)
  • Role Description

    Professor and Head of the Centre for Air Transport Management

    We are looking to appoint an imaginative, transformational leader as Professor and Head of the Centre for Air Transport Management. Their role will be to provide thought leadership within a specialism relevant to Air Transport Management, and to direct a high-performing team. This will involve people and financial management, external engagement and business development.

    The global COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of economic and political instability on the global supply chain have had a profound effect on the aviation industry and there are many challenges (trials) to rebuild an operation that is both economically and environmentally sustainable and also resilient to future disruption. At the same time, the aviation industry is experiencing radical transformation, especially in terms of digitalisation, new technologies and new classes of aviation such as E-VTOL and drones. To navigate the future and maintain our position in the sector, we are looking for a head of who will help to further develop our educational offerings as well as our research and consultancy activities. This will include developing collaborations with colleagues across campus, in other Universities and in both industry and government to deliver sustainable growth within the aviation industry and to educate future leaders.

    The background of this Professor may either be academic or industrial on the basis that the chosen candidate is able to demonstrate a successful track record relevant to air transport management at a senior level.

    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 Centre for Air Transport Management at Cranfield University has a proud heritage, principally from its internationally renowned MSc courses in Air Transport Management and Airport Planning and Management. Graduates from these courses can be found in senior management roles throughout the global aviation industry. The Centre is also home to an exciting portfolio of continuing professional development short courses and is actively involved in the University's newest research facility – the Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre.

    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 about this opportunity, please contact Professor Graham Braithwaite, Director of Transport Systems (E): [email protected]

    Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on E: [email protected] Please quote reference number 4399.

    Closing date for receipt of applications: 26 February 2023

    From this employer

    Recent blogs

    Recent news