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Employment Opportunities

The College of Engineering at Utah State University invites applications for the following positions:

Position Announcement(s) by Department:

Biological Engineering

Assistant Professor

The Department of Biological Engineering at Utah State University seeks applications for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant professor level. Candidates must have an earned PhD in Biological Engineering or a related engineering discipline. The ideal candidate must demonstrate potential for, or a strong record of, externally funded research, publications, teaching competency, and professional leadership. Candidates are expected to build a vigorous program of funded innovative research with potential for collaborations in the department, college and university and to be an excellent teacher at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. This is an academic-year (9 month) term-appointment with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020.

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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Water Cluster Hire - Three Faculty Positions to Address Water Sustainability Challenges

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and the Utah Water Research Laboratory at Utah State University (USU) invite applications for a cluster hire of three positions at the Assistant Tenure Track or Associate Professor levels in the broad topical areas of water resources engineering, environmental engineering, and/or hydraulic engineering. We seek candidates whose convergent research will generate data-driven, collaborative, sustainable, and holistic solutions to water quantity, quality, and management problems in the face of growing population, aging infrastructure, changing climate, and changing societal values.

Successful candidates must articulate a vision for and show how their research and teaching will: 1) yield data-driven, collaborative, sustainable, and holistic solutions; 2) build on existing strengths throughout USU in hydrology, hydraulics, hydroinformatics, water resources management, irrigation, water quality, and environmental engineering; and 3) improve CEE and USU capabilities to solve interdisciplinary water problems now and in the future. To promote transdisciplinary and convergent research, we encourage team applications from groups of up to three candidates, which may include dual career partners. A review of applications will begin in early November and will continue until all three positions are filled.

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Assistant or Associate Professor

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Utah State University invites applications from candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in Geotechnical Engineering. The successful candidate's expertise is expected to be complementary to the research and teaching activities of the geotechnical engineering faculty in the CEE Department. In addition, the successful candidate will have the ability to perform interdisciplinary research with other research groups including those within USU's CEE Department (Transportation, Structural, Hydraulic Structures, Environmental, Irrigation, and Water Resources). As we strive to hire the best candidate, we will consider candidates with any research interest. However, we have identified the following research and teaching topics as areas for potential collaboration in the CEE Department: deep foundations, soil-structure interaction, surface erosion and local scour. It is expected that this position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level; however outstanding candidates will also be considered at the Associate Professor rank. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019. This is an academic-year (9 month) appointment with an anticipated start date of August 1st, 2020.

Inquiries about this announcement may be made to: Paul Barr, Department Head Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering Tel: 435-797-8249 paul.barr@usu.edu

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Assistant or Associate Professor

Utah State University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications to fill a tenure track faculty position in the broad area of structural engineering. The structural engineering group at Utah State enjoys significant collaboration and shared interests in several research areas. These include transportation engineering, earthquake engineering, non-destructive testing and evaluation, and experimental studies both in the laboratory and in the field. The successful applicant will contribute significantly to both the research and teaching efforts within the department and across the broader university community. It is expected that this position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level; however outstanding candidates will be considered at other levels.This is an academic-year (9-month) appointment with an anticipated start date of August 1st, 2020. The search committee will begin considering applications on December 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be submitted prior to that date.

Inquiries about this announcement may be made to Marvin W. Halling, PhD, PE, SE, F.ASCE Search Committee Chair Professor, Structural Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph: 435-797-3179 marv.halling@usu.edu

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Dean's Office

Development Officer

The Development Officer is responsible for the qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects. She/he will work with donors to link their passions to the college priorities and determine the appropriate gift vehicles, including cash, securities, real property and other. There are four positions available, one each in College of Agriculture, Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services, College of Engineering and College of Science. In the cover letter, applicants must indicate their college of preference, but they will not be excluded from consideration for the other positions.

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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Engineer Principal

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Utah State University has an immediate opening for a Research Engineer Principal. The position is with the USU Power Electronics Laboratory (UPEL) and the Center for Sustainable Electrified Transportation (SELECT). SELECT is a multi-university industry sponsored research Center led by USU with the mission to break down barriers to electrified transportation. SELECT fosters large collaborative research and development programs and brings technologies from concept to bench-scale prototypes to vehicle and grid scale demonstrations and pilot projects. Current project plans for the position include custom development of high power (up to 1 MW), high efficiency, high power density, plug-in and wireless electric vehicle charging systems, medium voltage direct grid tied AC to DC converters, active battery management and DC-DC converter development for vehicle and grid connected battery systems, cyber-physical-security for solar inverters and EV charging systems, and micro-grid development and dynamic load control for multi-modal EV charging sites. SELECT facilities at USU include the Electric Vehicle and Roadway (EVR) Research Facility and Test Track, the Battery Limits and Survivability Test Laboratory (BLAST) and the Power Electronics Laboratory.

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Senior Project Manager

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Utah State University has an immediate opening for a Senior Project Manager. The position is with the USU Power Electronics Laboratory (UPEL) and the Center for Sustainable Electrified Transportation (SELECT). SELECT is a multi-university industry sponsored research Center led by USU with the mission to break down barriers to electrified transportation. SELECT fosters large collaborative research and development programs and brings technologies from concept to bench-scale prototypes to vehicle and grid scale demonstrations and pilot projects. Examples of recent and current projects include high power (up to 1 MW) plug-in and wireless electric vehicle charging systems, medium voltage direct grid tied AC to DC converters, active battery management and DC-DC converter development for vehicle and grid connected battery systems, cyber-physical-security for solar inverters and EV charging systems, and micro-grid development and dynamic load control for multi-modal EV charging sites. SELECT facilities at USU include the Electric Vehicle and Roadway (EVR) Research Facility and Test Track, the Battery Limits and Survivability Test Laboratory (BLAST) and the Power Electronics Laboratory.

The role of the Senior Project Manager is to provide project management support for a diverse set of research projects from initial concept, to proposal development, and through to day-to-day project execution and closeout. The Senior Project Manager is expected to participate as a member of the SELECT leadership team and support strategic program, personnel, and resource planning. The position will report to the SELECT Center Director, Dr. Regan Zane, and will work closely with the SELECT Executive Director, Dr. David Christensen.

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Engineering Education

Assistant Professor

The Department of Engineering Education (EED) at Utah State University (USU) is seeking applications for one or two tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant professor level with nine-month academic-year appointment, starting August 1, 2020. Candidates must have earned a doctorate in an engineering discipline, engineering education, cognitive science, education, or psychology by the start of the appointment. Candidates must also have a B.S. and M.S. in an engineering discipline. The ideal candidates are expected to demonstrate potential to develop a strong and externally-funded research program in engineering education, a track record of peer-reviewed publications, potential or record of teaching competency at both graduate and undergraduate levels, and evidence of professional leadership skills.

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Assistant or Associate Professor

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (http://www.mae.usu.edu/) at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant and Associate Professor levels. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or closely related fields. Candidates will be considered at either the assistant or (untenured) associate professor level. The positions are academic year (funded for 9-months). Candidates in all areas of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering will be considered. Preference may be given to those with demonstrated expertise in Materials (including applications in solid mechanics and structures), and Aerospace Engineering (including supersonic/hypersonic flows, space controls and dynamics, and space situational awareness). In addition to a clear research focus, successful applicants will also have a strong background in engineering fundamentals and will be expected at a minimum to: 1) develop a significant externally funded research program that includes a strong record of peer-reviewed publications and graduate mentorship, 2) effectively teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and 3) actively participate in assigned department and university duties, and demonstrate leadership in relevant technical societies. Anticipated start date is August 2020. Applications will be reviewed starting October 30, 2019.

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Utah Water Research Lab

Post Doctoral Fellow II

Utah State University (USU) invites applications for a postdoctoral position to apply system dynamics modeling to the evaluation of coupled human - natural systems in the Utah Water Research Lab and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Excessive diversions can degrade river ecosystems by reducing habitat quality and quantity. Prediction of how diversion limits may impact ecosystems and irrigators is an important scientific problem with social and policy ramifications. The position is part of a large project funded by the California Water Resources Control Board to develop instream flow requirements for the state’s river basins.

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