Job opportunities

View All Vacancies

Lecturer in Space Engineering, Surrey Space Centre

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Friday 28 May 2021
Closing Date:  Sunday 27 June 2021
Interview Date:  Thursday 15 July 2021
Reference:  029621


As part of the University’s investment in Space as a strategic priority, the Surrey Space Centre and the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) invite applications for a Lectureship in Space Engineering at the University of Surrey.

The Surrey Space Centre (SSC) has been a pioneering Centre of Excellence in space engineering for over 40 years. Created in 1979, SSC soon established its world leadership in microsatellite missions and underpinning technologies, forming the highly successful spin-out company Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL). Since then, the Centre’s core strategy has been to lead the development of the space industry through its advanced engineering research programmes. Our staff come from a diverse range of backgrounds and countries and include electronic engineers and physicists and are made up of academic staff, early career research and PhD students.

SSC’s mission is to create and disseminate knowledge that leads and underpins the progress of space engineering and its applications in the space sector. The Centre is especially known for pioneering the field of cost-effective microsatellites, nanosats and CubeSats, which are now ubiquitous. Today SSC’s research interests span the full range of disciplines that are needed to design, build and operate successful missions including mission analysis, orbit dynamics, electric and chemical propulsion, structures, space environments and space weather, communication and control (including the ground segment), power systems, space avionics/software/AI and remote sensing. SSC maintains a multidisciplinary engineering competence and strong links to industry and agencies that gives the capability to develop and execute space missions from concept-study to spacecraft design, mission operations and the exploitation of space data to support engineering research and education. The successful candidate will be expected to build a research portfolio that can contribute to and complement existing SSC strengths.   

The postholder will have access to the Centre’s state-of-the-art space facilities on campus, including a range of test facilities and a unique satellite control room, and will be able to draw on the University’s infrastructure and collaborative, interdisciplinary research culture.

It is expected that the successful applicant will contribute to the teaching in EEE including on the MSc in Space Engineering. Applicants who are capable of teaching electronics, electrical engineering and/or control are especially encouraged for these posts. We also encourage applicants who have experience of working in the space industry.

At Surrey, we are committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equitable opportunities for all, in the pursuit of Surrey’s vision to be a leading global University. We work together to create a truly inclusive culture. The Department of EEE currently holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and we place great value on diversity and welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We are seeking to increase the diversity within our community and would particularly encourage applications from women and from other under-represented groups.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr David Carey, Head of Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (

Email details to a friend
Further details:

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

We acknowledge, understand and embrace diversity.




Get updates


Athena Swan Bronze Award / Disability Confident Committed / Stonewall Diversity Champion