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Associate Professor in Space Technology

Faculty of Engineering and Digital Technologies

School of Computer Science, AI and Electronics

Salary:  £57,696 to £64,914 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 31 July 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  HR0168310

University of Bradford

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You will join the Bradford-Renduchintala Centre for Space AI (Space Centre) at the University of Bradford which is home to a multidisciplinary team of over 20 academics and research staff working in satellite communications, navigation, imaging and data science, artificial intelligence, distributed control systems, software defined radio and networking, security, reliability analysis, sustainability, and space governance.

What you will be doing:

  • You will work independently in a leading role to contribute to the Space Centre’s core mission to drive a smart and sustainable exploitation of space technologies to meet some of society’s biggest challenges.
  • You will develop and manage the Space Centre’s external collaborations especially with industry and contribute to commercial income generation.
  • You will support the co-creation and dissemination of knowledge through scholarship, applied research, teaching, and publications of 3* and/or 4* outputs in impactful journals.

Qualifications/ experience:

  • PhD (or equivalent) in a subject specialism relevant to space technology.
  • Honours degree in a subject specialism relevant to electronics and electrical engineering.
  • Experience working within the space sector, preferably in industry.
  • Evidence of external visibility at national and international levels.
  • Experience of leading and managing research projects in collaboration with industry that have been delivered on time and to budget.
  • Evidence of relevant research expertise in space technologies with recent publications in 3* and/or 4* peer reviewed and refereed academic journals.
  • See job description for full list of essential and desirable criteria. 

Celebrating Diversity – The University of Bradford 

At the University of Bradford, we recognise and embrace people that work in diverse ways so if you need any adjustments to our recruitment process, please speak to the recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

In Return we Offer:

  • 30 days and 13 statutory and customary days (taken at Easter and Christmas).
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Great campus facilities including:
  • Unique fitness centre
  • Eye clinic
  • Physiotherapy & sports rehabilitation,
  • Counselling & mental health services
  • On site nursery
  • Food & drink outlets
  • Generous employer contribution pension schemes - Universities Superannuation Scheme
  • Generous benefit schemes, including car leasing, cycle to work, holiday purchase, home & technology scheme and shopping discounts

Find more information about the many other benefits, including salary sacrifice schemes and campus nursery.

Additional Information:

If you would like to find out more or are interested in applying, please message, email or call Professor Ifiok Otung (; Tel: 075 8436 8536. We would love to hear from you.

Please include your CV and covering letter in your application.

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At the University of Bradford we accept people for who they are regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation or socio-economic background and whether you’re pregnant or on maternity leave.  

In line with the University’s commitment to equality charters including Athena Swan, Race Equality Charter, Disability Confident and Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme, we welcome applications from people identifying with these characteristics.  The University has a number of staff networks which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff who hold these and other identities.



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