Lecturer in Aeronautical Sciences

Lund University Faculty of Engineering


Lecturer in Aeronautical Sciences

Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Trafikflyghögskolan

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

Lund University School of Aviation, TFHS, announces a university lecturer. The employment aims to support the work within the ADS, ATO and the research infrastructure UAS@Lund. The workplace is located at the UAS laboratory and the testbed at the Ljungbyhed School of Aviation. UAS@Lund and TFHS are described at http://uav.lu.se/ and http://www.tfhs.lu.se/   

Lund University School of Aviation conducts research in aeronautical sciences and has a large number of established collaborations. Our broad competence, the research laboratory (UAS lab) and the testbed give us both the foundation and the required infrastructure. The organisation is expanding rapidly in line with the number of internal and external projects in which UAS lab is involved. In addition to research within Lund University's framework and the knowledge centre in Ljungbyhed, the School of Aviation also assists in development projects, complex operations, and education at various levels.


Aeronautical sciences  

Subject description 

The subject has both theoretical and practical content and includes education at ATP level (Airline Transport Pilot) and in all categories of operations with unmanned aircraft systems.  

Work duties 

  • Teaching in the first and second cycles of studies
  • Participation as a legal expert in national and international projects
  • Applications and upholding of permits
  • Preparation and updating of manuals
  • Operations with unmanned aerial systems
  • Applicants should have a strong vision to reduce the gap between theory and experimental verification.  

Work duties could also include:

Collaboration with industry and wider society
Administration related to the work duties listed above

Concerning teaching, the tasks mainly consist of participation in classroom and distance education, commissioned training, laboratory work and student supervision. In addition, the employment includes involvement in the organisation's development. 

Qualification requirements

  • Appointment as a lecturer requires that the applicant has:
    Completed a second-cycle degree or acquired corresponding knowledge and has other skills of value in view of the subject matter of the post and the duties that it will involve.
  • Demonstrated teaching expertise.
  • Completed five weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning, or acquired equivalent knowledge by other means. 

Additional requirements:

  • Academic qualifications and professional experience in law
  • High competence within the EASA regulations regarding unmanned aerial systems
  • Certificate of remote pilot competency, minimum A2
  • Completed ATP theory
  • Excellent oral and written proficiency in English
  • Be able to engage and enthuse students in flight education, create challenges and provide support, all to achieve optimal study results.
  • Create good relationships and be able to communicate as needed, both with students and colleagues. 

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development. 

Assessment criteria

For appointments to a lecturer, the following shall form the assessment criteria:
Good subject knowledge of relevance to the post and the duties it will involve.
Good teaching ability, including a good ability to develop and pursue teaching and other educational activities on different levels and using a variety of teaching methods.
Very good professional experience or other experience of relevance to the post. 


Demonstrated pedagogical skill
A previous holder of a flight certificate
Work experience related to operations with unmanned aerial systems
Documented experience of administrative work including good knowledge and skills regarding general computer knowledge. 

The assessment of the pedagogical skills must be based on documented efforts of a pedagogical nature and with a good understanding of learning processes and with the students' learning in focus, as a group but also at an individual level. 


Full-time employment- Probationary employment may be applied. The workplace is located at the airport in Ljungbyhed. Working hours are arranged according to a local agreement and terms of employment at School of Aviation (PE2010/607).  

Applications should include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the employment corresponds to your qualifications. The application should also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.)

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2021/305
Johan Bergström, +46462220880
Union representative
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 04.Feb.2021
Last application date 23.Mar.2021 11:59 PM CET

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