The job of a university professor does not end after leaving the classroom or after clicking 'submit' for the last research paper. In addition to the teaching and research activity I participate in the management of my faculty and my university in several areas:
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Aeronáutica y del Espacio
A faculty as ETSIAE is managed from the directing board although the guidelines and the main long term decisions are taken in a collegiate body, Junta de Escuela. I am on of its members representing the group of professors Resto de profesores y personal investigador. It approves all kind of decisions as the annual budget, the need of new professor places or the teaching guides of the different subjects.
The Junta de Escuela is composed of 48 members representing both to professors, students and other staff. This leads to making up several committees as the academic one (related with the degrees and subjects organisation) or the economic one (that defines and proposes the annual budget). I am in two committees: the electoral one and the one in charge of quality (both in academic and management areas).
Technical University of Madrid
At the university level there is also a collegiate body that is the most representative body in the university: the Claustro Universitario. I am member since march of 2015 representing the PDI sin vinculación permanente. The goal of the Claustro is equivalent to the Junta de Escuela but at the university level, for example is the body that approves the statutes of the university.
Also at the university level I participate in the Plataforma de Ayudantes de la UPM that began in 2013. Its aim is to provide a discussion forum on the problems of the university young professors also aiming to propose solutions to the university board.
Finally, one of my tasks as university professor is focused on the international collaboration. Since 2009 I participate in the consortium ECATA (European Consortium for Advanced Training in Aerospace) that is composed by several European universities (Cranfield, ISAE, KTH, TUDelf, TUM) as well as some of the main European aerospace companies (AIRBUS, Alenia Aermacchi, BAE Systems, Dassault Aviation, Safran, SAAB).
The aim of ECATA is to establish strong and stable collaborations within Europe. One of them that is a joint effort of the universities and the companies in the consortium is the Aerospace Business Integration programme that is focused on improving the international management and cultural awareness of aerospace engineers.