Assistant Professor in Aviation job with DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY


Assistant Professor in Aviation
DCU Business School
5 year fixed term contract

Dublin City University

Dublin City University (DCU) is a young, ambitious and vibrant university, with a mission ‘to transform lives and societies through education, research, innovation and engagement’. Known as Ireland’s ‘University of Enterprise’, DCU is a values-based institution committed to the delivery of impact for the public good. DCU was named Sunday Times Irish University of the Year 2021.

DCU is based on three academic campuses in the Glasnevin-Drumcondra region of north Dublin. More than 18,000 students are enrolled across five faculties – Science and Health, DCU Business School, Computing and Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences and DCU Institute of Education.

DCU is committed to excellence across all its activities. This is demonstrated by its world-class research initiatives, its cutting-edge approach to teaching and learning, its focus on delivering a transformative student experience, and its positive social and economic impact. The university continues to develop innovative programs in collaboration with industry, such as the DCU Futures suite of degrees, which are designed to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge required in a rapidly evolving economy.

DCU’s pursuit of excellence has led to its current ranking among the top 2% of universities globally. It is also one of the world’s top young universities (QS Top 100 Under 50, Times Higher Top 150 Under 100). In the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2021, DCU ranked 23rd in the world for its approach to widening participation in higher education and its ongoing commitment to eradicating poverty, while it ranks 38th globally for its work in reducing inequality and 89th globally for gender equality .

The university is ranked 23rd in the world and first in Ireland for its graduate employment rate, according to the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings. Over the past decade, DCU has been the leading Irish university in the area of ​​technology transfer, as reflected by licensing of intellectual property.

Overview of the department

DCU Business School is a dynamic school whose history is marked by steep upward development. From the outset, our guiding voices were those of industry and students and, as a result, we are today distinctive for our deep and responsive industry engagement and our close concern with the success of our students. From those beginnings in the 1980s, and particularly over the last ten years, DCU Business School has developed an excellent research profile characterized by its industry relevance and a strong international reach. The School is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and has been awarded the Small Business Charter from the Chartered Association of Business Schools. Additionally, our programs have relevant professional accreditations. DCU Business School is an engaged, innovative internationally-focused school which prides itself on its excellent reputation for impacting students, the academic community, industry and wider society.

role profiles

The successful individual will be a member of the Work, Psychology and Strategy Group in DCU Business School. S/he will conduct high quality research and teaching in aviation management and will also participate in the School’s external engagement activities. Further, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to program management, research supervision and the service activities of the School and University.

Further information concerning DCU Business School is provided in the Information Pack for Candidates available here: DCU Business Academic Recruitment-Brochure-2022.pdf

Duties and Responsibilities


To contribute to the research activity of DCU Business School by:

  • Publishing new ideas and findings in high impact international journals
    • Achieving measurable impact via citations
    • Seeking funds to sponsor research initiatives
    • Contributing to research activities such as conferences, seminars etc.
    • Supervising postgraduate research students
  • Contributing to the research culture and environment in the School and, where appropriate, working collaboratively on research initiatives.


To contribute to the teaching and learning activity of DCU Business School by:

  • Delivering modules in a manner consistent with the highest academic standards
  • Using a wide range of teaching and assessment methodologies which foster a deep approach to learning and which equip students with the skills and attributes needed to be lifelong learners
    • Working proactively to enhance and enrich existing modules and programs
    • Contributing to the design and development of new modules and programmes
  • Contributing to the teaching activities of the School’s Center for Executive and International Education
    • Providing research supervision for taught postgraduate students


To contribute to the leadership, management and administration of the School by:

  • Delivering allocated management and service roles to a high standard
  • Active engagement in accreditation-related activities
  • Contributing proactively to relevant School and University committees, working groups and meetings
  • Contributing to the running of DCU Business School’s activities through participation in, for example, promotional events and INTRA (work placement) visits.

external engagement

To enhance the reputation and impact of DCU Business School through engagement in external academic, business, professional, public sector and community activities (approved by the Executive Dean, where appropriate).

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates must have a PhD (or be close to submitting a PhD for examination) in Aviation Management or a related discipline (eg Network Management, Aviation Operations, Aviation Regulation, Aircraft Leasing, Aviation Safety Management) and have a strong academic record. Previous teaching and research experience is required and a relevant professional qualification, where appropriate, is welcomed. Relevant industry experience and / or experience of statistical and quantitative analysis of aviation data is desirable.

We are seeking candidates who have a well-defined research plan and the capability to publish in high impact international journals. Candidates should have (or be able to develop) international networks and partnerships. Candidates should also demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills consistent with the highest quality of teaching and learning, together with evidence of successful teamwork and a collegial approach.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to play an important role in the further development of the School’s national and international reputation, and to make a significant contribution to the research activity and industry engagement of the School and to the design, delivery and management of programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive levels.


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