Assistant Professor, Fire Protection Engineering

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Assistant Professor, Fire Protection Engineering

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


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The Fire Protection Engineering Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level.
We are seeking individuals who value innovation, creativity, diversity, inclusion and collaboration. Applicants must show potential for an innovative and sustainable research and teaching career. The FPE program expects faculty to be involved in a balance of research, teaching and service.
The successful candidate is expected to have a PhD or equivalent degree in fire protection engineering or a closely-related engineering discipline. The candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in (or related to) fire protection engineering alongside faculty from affiliated departments. A successful candidate would have a demonstrated record of accomplishment in fire science or a related fundamental topic, such as combustion, heat transfer or fluid mechanics. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in CFD modeling and simulations.
Exceptional candidates with high achievements in scholarship and teaching may be considered at associate or full professor level with or without tenure.
Additional information about the program, faculty, research and facilities can be found at

WPI's reputation as a rigorous and innovative university rests on the shoulders of its faculty. WPI is one of the nation's oldest and premiere technological universities, founded in 1865 and located one hour west of Boston in Worcester, a growing scientific and technological hub of innovation. WPI is a highly selective private university with an undergraduate student body of over 4,000 and 1,900 full-time and part-time graduate students. Its innovative project-enriched, interdisciplinary curriculum engages students and faculty in real-world problem solving, often at one of WPI's global project centers. U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks WPI among the top 100 national universities and WPI was recently ranked No. 1 for “faculty who best combine research and teaching” (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016). Located one hour west of Boston, the university's campus is in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.


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    Posting Date: 08/30/2018

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    WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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    Posted: 8/31/2018
    Application Due: 8/31/2030
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