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Job posted by AcademicTransfer (12/07/2014 02.00)

Aviation Engineering Lecturer

The position:

The optimum deployment of an aircraft during its entire life cycle is central to the Aviation degree programme curriculum. The three primary themes during this programme are Engineering, Operations and Business. Students learn to approach issues on the basis of the four perspectives of Airport, Airline, Government and Suppliers. As a lecturer at the Aviation Academy you will be responsible for course development and course delivery in the area of Engineering; maintenance, repair & overhaul, flight operations and aircraft modifications. For course development and course delivery you will take into account the relationship with other elements of the curriculum.

Together with the Aviation Engineering Team Leader and the senior lecturer/researcher involved you will assist in shaping the Engineering graduate profile. You will develop the teaching material, the cases and the tests in consultation with the lecturers concerned. You will quickly become involved in developing the 4th year Engineering programme and recalibrating the 2nd and 3rd year curricula together with these lecturers.

You will be able to supervise students during the course, in course didactics and during their internships. The Aviation Engineering graduation profile dovetails with the maintenance and composites subjects of the Aviation lectureship. The graduation research projects interrelate as much as possible with the applied research of the lectureship. You will form part of the lectureship circle of knowledge and you will guide students in setting up and conducting their graduation research programme. You will identify relevant developments in your domain and your field of work and translate these, together with the senior lecturer/researcher and colleagues, into educational programmes and curriculum development within the degree programme. In addition to the aforementioned tasks, student guidance will also include tutoring, internship guidance, career guidance and the development of tests. We aim for broad availability of lecturers in both Operations and Engineering. If the candidate is deemed suitable it shall also be possible to deliver classes for Operations modules during the first two years of our programme.


What we look for:

You have completed your higher education – preferably in aviation engineering – and you have an excellent command of the English language. Technical operational work experience in or an affinity with the aviation sector is preferred, as is experience within a Part 21 organisation (design of certification verification engineer), Part 145 organisation or Part M organisation (AOC holder with CAMO). We also encourage candidates to apply who have gained experience in the aviation sector on the basis of a government post or who have worked in the aviation supply chain. In addition to the subjects referred to above, you have knowledge of aviation legislation, air traffic management, network development of airlines and airports and process optimisation. You also have management capabilities and are adept at dealing with changes.

You preferably have demonstrably good teaching qualities and mentoring skills. You are able to choose teaching resources that are appropriate for the learning objective of the programme module and the student’s study phase. You can create the correct conditions for the learning process by using teaching methods and modern educational technology. You are able to identify stagnation in the student’s development and in their academic progress, you are able to analyse the delivery of the programme and you contribute to evaluation reports relating to the configuration and delivery of (modules of) the educational programme.

Nr of positions available : 1

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Research Fields


Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
More Experienced researcher or >10 yrs (Senior)

Research Profile

Not defined


What we offer

Your work will form part of the Lecturer 2 appointment group. This post is a salary grade 11 post (Collective Labour Agreement for the Higher Professional Education sector). The maximum salary is €4365 gross per month for a full-time appointment and is dependent on qualifications and experience. The post will initially involve a temporary appointment for one year and extension will be dependent on demonstrated suitability for the post and the possibilities for creating a permanent position.

The AUAS offers an extensive package of secondary benefits, including a generous holiday scheme and a 13th month bonus. In addition, the AUAS offers (via the AUAS Academy) excellent study and development opportunities and encourages staff to achieve continuous professional development.


None - 4365


Required Research Experiences
Main Research Field Physics
Required Languages
Language ENGLISH
Language Level Good
Required Education Level
Degree Field Physics
Degree Field Economics
Degree Field Technology
Degree Other
Degree Other
Degree University Graduate
Required Research Experiences
Years of Research Experience 1
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Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences



Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Aviation Academy
Weesperzijde 190
1097 DZ - Amsterdam