Faculty Position in Space Systems Engineering
University of Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.

The Interdisciplinary Center for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg is seeking outstanding candidates for a Faculty position in Space Systems Engineering starting at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate professor. As a Faculty member, the successful candidate will create, grow, and lead an internationally recognized research team at the university. The candidate will take a leading role in developing the university’s Interdisciplinary Space Masters (ISM) through curriculum development, project based instruction, and student mentoring. We seek an internationally recognized candidate with an established record of accomplishment in research, teaching, and knowledge transfer. We would welcome applications from early career candidates who can start as a tenure track at the level of Assistant Professor, but also from more experienced candidates on an Associate Professor level.

  • Permanent contract
  • Full-time position (40 hrs/w)
  • Employee status

Launched in 2009 by the University of Luxembourg, SnT has grown to some 300 people conducting research and innovation in information and communication technology. In a short period of time, the centre has recruited top scientists (three ERC advanced grants), attracted strong support from strategic industrial partnerships (50+ partners with >€5 million in annual funding), and secured over €140 million in competitive funding including over a dozen ongoing projects in H2020. SnT builds long-term strategic partnerships with private and public actors -- this collaborative research model is a highly effective mechanism for direct impact on economic actors and activities in Luxembourg.

Launched in 2019, the ISM is a new Masters Degree program developed in partnership with the Luxembourg Space Agency. Characterised by its hands-on, project-based approach, it offers students an interdisciplinary education in the technical and business aspects of space missions, preparing them to enter the growing commercial space sector and launch their own venture. The Master encompasses stateof- the-art space research carried out at SnT by five research groups, which focus on satellite communications, automation, robotics, remote sensing and computer vision, with partners such as the FNR, ESA, NASA, Airbus and SES.

Your Role

The selected candidate will be a recognized scholar in Space Systems Engineering with research experience in space applications. The successful candidate will conduct research, education and knowledge transfer in the area of their expertise. The candidate will lead and develop a research group at SnT.

SnT conducts research in close collaboration with the industry partners and is engaged in a number of European and International projects. The candidate will define strategy, recruit personnel, acquire funding from diverse sources, and establish co-operations with other research groups and international/industrial/public partners.

The mission is to:

  • Define and lead strategic research areas creating societal impact in Luxembourg
  • Lead the definition, acquisition, and management of research projects spanning long-term research to demand driven innovation projects
  • Develop and contribute teaching to relevant programs at the university
  • Mentor and advice students and early career researchers
  • Create an international leading research group sustained by competitive research and innovation funding from diverse sources, partnerships, European/International/National research agencies
  • Build and manage strategic relationships with international/industrial/public partners
  • Disseminate scientific results in top conferences/journals

This mission will require contributing to research, education, innovations, technology transfer, and management activities at SnT. English is the working language of this international laboratory.

For further information, please contact Prof. Björn OTTERSTEN, Director SnT, University of Luxembourg, bjorn.ottersten@uni.lu

For more information about SnT, please visit: https://wwwen.uni.lu/snt

Your Profile

  • PhD in Systems Engineering or similar field
  • Demonstrate evidence of research, education, and technology transfer in one or more of the following areas:
    • Modelling and simulation in the field of space Systems Engineering
    • Model based systems and or software engineering
    • Software intensive critical systems
    • Space mission design
    • Space instrumentation & sensors with an emphasis on data processing, remote sensing & Earth observation
    • Space-based data processing and handling
  • Potential to build and lead a research group including successful research project acquisition from diverse and competitive source
  • Documented research expertise with excellent publication record in top-tier venues
  • Potential to lead technology transfer or entrepreneurship activities
  • Potential to manage relationships with international/industrial/public partners
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory. Good knowledge of French and/or German is considered as an asset

We offer

  • A very competitive compensation and highly attractive start-up packages for hired faculty member
  • Member of an expanding and dynamic team of highly motivated people

Further Information

The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.


Please apply in English by sending your CV, motivation letter, copies of diplomas, list of publications, list of research projects and a list of taught courses.

Deadline for applications: 15 September 2020.

Link: http://emea3.mrted.ly/2heak

Ref. RCREQ0003741

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