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Research Assistant Professor - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Statler College

Company:
West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Category:
Mechanical Engineering
Description

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University invites applications for multiple non-tenure-track positions of Research Assistant Professor in the general area of energy materials. The specific subjects of interest include (1) high temperature alloys, high temperature oxidation/corrosion, and (2) fuel cells/electrolysis cells and related electrochemical materials and devices.

Qualifications

Eligible candidates must hold an earned doctoral degree in materials science, mechanical engineering, or a related field at the time of appointment. Expertise in high temperature alloys/composites synthesis, microstructural, mechanical properties and oxidation/corrosion characterizations is required for the first subject of interest. Expertise in materials synthesis, electrochemical characterization techniques, and microstructural characterization is required for the second area of interest mentioned above.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following primary tasks: (1) planning and conducting laboratory experiments to confirm feasibility of electrochemical devices, processes and techniques used in in-situ monitoring of electrochemical kinetics, noise and other processes; (2) attending research conferences and read scientific literature to keep abreast of technological advances and latest research findings; (3) identifying and assisting with the acquisition of funding from public, private, and governmental sources; (4) searching scientific literature to select and modify methods and procedures most appropriate for related research goals; (5) performing laboratory and field (in a power plant) experimental activities according to proper reliability and safety protocols; (6) overseeing research facilities and personnel; (7) writing and presenting research/study status reports for review and use by the principal investigator; (8) and preparing the results of experimental findings for presentation to colleagues and research sponsors.

West Virginia University is the comprehensive Land Grant University of the State of West Virginia with a main campus enrollment of over 29,000 students, and a Carnegie Classification of Highest Research Activity (i.e., R1 University). Morgantown and its vicinity have a population of about 137,000 residents and are ranked among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research facilities. The city is located within reasonable driving distances from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. Additional details on the area and the university are available at http://www.morgantownwv.gov and http://www.wvu.edu.

The Statler College has seven academic departments, over 4,700 students, and 140 faculty members, with about $22 Million in annual external research expenditures. The Statler College is nationally recognized for high quality teaching, excellent research, and outstanding faculty and students. The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has 35 tenure-track or tenured faculty members, over 750 undergraduate and 150 graduate students. It offers degrees at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels, including dual B.S. degrees in both aerospace and mechanical engineering, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering.

Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career (https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/new-employees) and a range of progressive policies to support work-life integration (https://faculty.wvu.edu/policies-and-procedures/work-life-integration). WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search, and belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv).

To apply for this position, visit www.jobs.wvu.edu. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page research statement, two representative publications, and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021. Only candidates who submit complete documentation will be considered in the review process. For further information, please contact Dr. Xingbo Liu at (304-293-3339), (xingbo.liu@mail.wvu.edu). You may also visit the MAE website at: http://www.mae.statler.wvu.edu.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of a NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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