Assistant Professor-FixedTerm

Job description

Job no: 711382
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Engineering
Department: Mechanical Engineering 10016576
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Engineers/Architects, Non-Union
Position Summary

The Turbulent Mixing and Unsteady Aerodynamics Laboratory (TMUAL) in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Michigan State University has an immediate opening for a fixed-term Assistant Professor in the area of experimental fluid dynamics. The primary responsibilities of the position will be to further develop the novel technique of Quantum Dot Thermometry (QDT) that TMUAL has created specifically for the planned ZBOT experiments on the International Space Station (ISS), and work with the NASA/ISS engineering/hardware design experts to transition the QDT to actual implementation on the ISS. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to develop his/her own research interests as well and will be expected to submit research proposals for securing external funding. There will also be possibilities for teaching, depending on departmental needs.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or a related field and must have an outstanding academic record. Additionally, demonstrated intimate working knowledge of the following areas is required:

1. Fundamental knowledge of fluid dynamics,

2. Detailed knowledge of the ZBOT experiment and its unique challenges for thermofluid experiments,

3. Advanced laser-based flow diagnostics, Quantum Dot Thermometry, and molecular tagging velocimetry (MTV),

4. Design of experiments with quantum dots, compact diode lasers, and advanced solid state monochrome and color camera systems, and

5. Development and utilization of data acquisition software, image processing algorithms, and signal processing software (LabVIEW, Matlab, Tecplot), along with complete familiarity with the data processing challenges unique to the application of QDT in the ZBOT experiment.

The position is anticipated to be for one year, but can be extended contingent on the availability of funding and evidence of satisfactory performance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -mechanical engineering, aerospace engine

Minimum Requirements

Demonstrated intimate working knowledge of the following areas:

1. Fundamental knowledge of fluid dynamics,

2. Detailed knowledge of the ZBOT experiment and its unique challenges for thermofluid experiments,

3. Advanced laser-based flow diagnostics, Quantum Dot Thermometry, and molecular tagging velocimetry (MTV),

4. Design of experiments with quantum dots, compact diode lasers, and advanced solid state monochrome and color camera systems, and

5. Development and utilization of data acquisition software, image processing algorithms, and signal processing software (LabVIEW, Matlab, Tecplot), along with complete familiarity with the data processing challenges unique to the application of QDT in the ZBOT experiment.

Required Application Materials

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing their background and interest in the position, their C.V., and names of 3 references

Website

me.msu.edu

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Jun 1, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 18, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

 

 

 

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Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 6/18/2021
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