Prior to 2011

Fire Engineering Department - Faculty Position Announcement

The Department of Fire Protection Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications at all levels for a tenure\tenure-track faculty position beginning in the 2008-2009 academic year. Required qualifications include: an earned doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, or a closely related field; vision and passion for growing our Ph.D. program; a demonstrated record of scholarly research; a strong commitment to teaching; and excellent communication skills.

The position is in the general area of Fire Protection Engineering and the primary areas of specialty interest include computational modeling; detection; advanced suppression and modeling of suppression; fire investigation; forensic analysis; fire protection systems; structural design for fire; and combustion. Candidates in other areas will be considered.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses and advising M.S. thesis and Ph.D. dissertations in traditional areas of fire protection engineering. The candidate will be expected to develop and sustain externally funded research programs that are accompanied by scholarly activities. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged. For full consideration, applicants must send curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, and a list of five professional references by March 15th, 2008 to:

Kathy A. Notarianni, Professor and Head
Department of Fire Protection Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute / 100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609 (USA)

Position will remain open until filled. WPI offers a smoke free environment, competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. To enrich education through diversity, WPI is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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