The Williams States Lee College of Engineering The Energy Production and Infrastructure Center Structures Research Professor Position # 004348
The Energy Production and Infrastructure center (EPIC) and the Civil Engineering Department in the William States Lee College of Engineering on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a non-tenure-track Structure Research Faculty position at the assistant or associate or full research professor level.
UNC Charlotte is a public university with approximately 29000 students in bachelors, masters and doctoral programs. The campus is located in the suburbs of one of the fastest growing US cities.
EPIC was formed in response to the need for highly trained engineers qualified to meet the demands of the energy industry. EPIC is an industry/education partnership that produces a technical workforce, creates advancements in technology for the global energy industry, and supports the Carolinas’ multi-state economic and energy security. The EPIC initiative includes a 200,000 square foot, $76 million LEED Certified building that opened in July 2012. It houses classrooms, lecture halls, conference rooms, a clean room, a smart grid facility, and offices and laboratories for electrical, civil, environmental and computer research related to energy and energy delivery infrastructure; space for industrial partners is also available. The EPIC Building features several specialized laboratories in the different focus areas and the campus is adjacent to a developing research park.
The primary purpose of the research faculty member is to contribute to EPIC’s extramural funded research and to provide leadership for the recruitment and retention of Civil Engineering undergraduate students in the Civil Energy Concentration and improve the matriculation rate of these undergraduates to graduate studies focusing on energy and infrastructure. The position will also contribute to the teaching program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Congruently, the position will mentor students, especially graduate students in Civil Engineering as well as provide assistance to the EPIC Affiliates Program Manager with related activities. The research faculty may also lead energy related special topic lectures classes and public seminars. The remainder of time will be spent assisting the EPIC Executive Director and the EPIC leadership team to pursue extramural research funding for industrially relevant solutions to problems key to the mission of the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC).
The successful applicant will be well versed in the applied physical laws and empirical knowledge of the structural performance of different materials and geometries and will illustrate expertise in the general area of structural engineering. Research and development knowledge and experience directly relating to the EPIC High Bay Structure Lab and its’ research projects is imperative. Applicants must be an effective teacher at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and have a demonstrated track record of attracting external funding. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear and effective communication skillset. Additionally, project development, management and leadership skills are essential as is the ability to be a team player.
Candidates must have a Doctoral degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or closely related field with experience in structure engineering. Preference will be given to candidates with at least 5 years of professional work experience in an engineering-related position, has evidence of an existing research program or the potential to build a successful research program and either has a professional engineer’s license or has the ability to obtain a professional engineer’s license in the U.S. The successful candidate will be able to work independently and with a diverse team; demonstrate excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills; and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment that serves a diverse student population as well as faculty, alumni, and industry.
Application: For complete job descriptions and application procedures, see https://jobs.uncc.edu and search under Faculty for position 004348.
As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. All finalists are subject to criminal background checks.