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Lecturer in CNS/ATM Aviation Infrastructure (80 – 100 %)

Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland’s largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 13'000 students and 3'000 faculty and staff.

As one of the leading Engineering Faculties in Switzerland, the ZHAW School of Engineering (SoE) emphasises topics which will be relevant in the future. Our 13 institutes and centres guarantee superior-quality education, research and development with a focus on the areas of energy, mobility, information and Health.

The Centre for Aviation (ZAV) is Switzerland’s leading competence centre for aviation. Its range of activities include education at tertiary level, research and development, consulting, and further education and vocational training. In recent years the centre has experiences rapid growth. We are currently seeking to expand the range of our activities to include CNS/ATM Aviation infrastructure. To this end, we have a vacancy for a Lecturer in CNS/ATM Aviation Infrastructure (80 – 100 %)

Lecturer in CNS/ATM Aviation Infrastructure (80 – 100 %)

Your tasks in this role include: 

  • teaching in the Bachelor’s degree programme in Aviation and in the Master of Science in Engineering, including the supervision of Bachelor’s and Master’s theses,
  • establishing CNS/ATM Aviation Infrastructure as a field of research at the Centre for Aviation,
  • setting up and leading a research group to undertake applied research and consulting projects, including the acquisition of research grants and subsidies,
  • provision of courses as part of the ZHAW School of Engineering’s further education and vocational training programme,
  • maintaining an international network and publishing in scientific, peer-reviewed publications.

For these demanding and challenging tasks in the field of Communication, Navigation, Surveillance (CNS) in Air Traffic Management (ATM) you have a Master’s degree and doctorate in engineering or in natural sciences. In addition, you have gained several years’ experience in the industry, with an exceptional track record in the field of Air Navigation Services. You are familiar with performance-based communication, navigation, surveillance as well as enabling-infrastructure and engineering standards. You are aware of and up-to-date with the latest developments of the Single European Sky undertaking and Unmanned Traffic Managements and are able to secure research projects and grants in these areas. This position is intended as an interface between industry, authorities, economy and academia and requires your willingness to work in an interdisciplinary and customer-focussed environment. Furthermore, we expect a high level of commitment, a solid work ethic and the ability to work well in teams. Teaching experience is an Advantage.

As a dynamic and motivated personality, you are able to develop your own ideas in a challenging field, with the help of a team of young adults and appreciate interdisciplinary research and development work.

The ZHAW offers its employees a flexible annual working time model and supports the compatibility of family and Career.

Do you have any further questions? 
For more information regarding the vacancy, please contact Prof. Dr. Michel Guillaume, Head of the Centre for Aviation, Tel. +41 58 934 67 93, Email or visit for further information

Are you interested?
If you would like to apply, please use the online platform to send us your complete application, Attn. Eliane Leemann, HR Consultant, at Winterthur. 
The School of Engineering strives for an increase of women in responsible positions. Applications of women are particularly welcome.

ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences