Lecturer in Simulation and Operations Research for capacity in the Aviation Sector (0.8 – 1.0 fte)
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 Airport Capacity. Teaching activities will be in the use of Simulation and Optimisation techniques for the modelling and simulation of Capacity problems in the aviation industry. For course development and course delivery you will take into account the relationship with other elements of the curriculum.
You will be able to supervise students during the course, in course didactics. 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.
The Aviation Academy has a comprehensive relation and knowledge network within the aviation sector in the Netherlands and abroad, consisting of companies, government institutions and educational establishments. In the context of research responsibilities you will be maintaining and expanding this network.
What we are looking for
We are looking for a MSc-level candidate with experience in operations research and knowledge in Discrete-event Simulation and Optimisation. Furthermore the candidate we are looking for must have knowledge of programs such Arena, Simul8, Simio or similar for simulation, linear programming and a programming language. You also have experience with Solver, Excel and Lingo or a similar program for mathematical programming. Experience in the aviation sector is not a requirement but it will be a plus for your application. You have a genuine interest in the operative problems of the aviation industry through the use of simulation and operations research techniques. You also have excellent verbal and written skills in English. Preferably Your MSc. thesis was related to research on the subject of simulation and operations research.
The Aviation Academy was created to serve the European aviation industry. Our mission is to provide the current and next generation of professionals with the skills they need to meet the international aviation challenges of the next 10 to 15 years. Our three main activities are Education, Practical Research and Peer Networking. The Aviation Academy offers Bachelor of Engineering degrees in Aviation in two variants: Aviation Engineering and Aviation Operations. The Aviation Academy performs practical scientific research around real-world problems in the aviation sector, with the goal of improving and innovating professional practice.
Within the Bachelor of Engineering educational programme we are currently putting together an Aviation Development specialisation, with a focus on the longer-term/long-term developments in the aviation sector, such as airport master planning, airspace developments, influence of new business models and the use of aircraft by airlines and/or adaptations to regulations and social frameworks. Students are trained to become aviation generalists and would eventually seek employment with companies in the aviation sector, but also the consultancy sector or the government.
Within the Aviation Academy the Aviation research programme, in conjunction with the aviation sector, conducts applied research into the optimal development and utilisation of the capacity in the aviation sector. The results of this research will benefit companies in the sector and will be used to enhance the educational programme.
What we offer
Your work will form part of the Lecturer 3 appointment group. This post is a salary grade 10 post (Collective Labour Agreement for the Higher Professional Education sector). The maximum salary is € 3800,- gross per month for a fulltime 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/HvA has a comprehensive package of benefits, including a generous holiday arrangement and a 13th month. In addition the AUAS/HvA (via the AUAS/HvA Academy) offers excellent study and development opportunities and encourages staff to continue their ongoing professionalization.
For any questions about this position please contact Geert Boosten, director of education Aviation Academy on firstname.lastname@example.org or Monique Heiligers, program manager Aviation Academy on 0621156174 / email@example.com (not to be used for applications).
For further information about the Aviation Academy please visit www.hva.nl/aviation
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