Requisition: F1700308 Open Date: 10/27/2017 Review Date: 11/26/2017 Job Category: Faculty Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering College/Unit: College of Engineering Location: Logan Campus Posting Duration: Open Until Filled
Position Summary: The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Utah State University, is seeking an individual to fill a position as a Research Assistant Professor. The position is a term appointment with non-guaranteed funding and is part of the hydraulics laboratory faculty at the Utah Water Research Laboratory (UWRL). The UWRL is a world-renowned water research facility with over 200 employees and 61,000 square feet available for hydraulic studies and research. The UWRL conducts applied and basic research supported by private contracts, grants, and internal funding. The successful candidate will be expected to function as a principle investigator, develop an externally funded program in hydraulic research and commercial testing services, and collaborate effectively with other UWRL personnel.
Exhibit proficiency in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) validation and analysis, physical hydraulic modeling, flow meter and valve performance testing, quality control and laboratory safety issues, and any instrumentation requirements needed. The individual is expected to prepare and submit final technical reports for contracts awarded.
Develop a self-supporting research program that produces an environment effective for teaching, learning, and publishing findings. Findings should be published in peer-reviewed journals and technical conferences.
Oversee and assist in research projects in the laboratory and train students in the collection, recognition, and interpretation of high-quality experimental data.
Provide training to laboratory staff and students in CFD analysis, laboratory safety, data collection techniques, and proper use of instrumentation.
Manage multiple financial accounts related with research projects and laboratory development.
Perform experiments, and direct others in the performance of experiments as required by research and testing contracts.
Assist in building and personnel scheduling for research in the hydraulics laboratory.
Qualifications: Minimum requirements are as follows:
An earned PhD in civil engineering with an emphasis on fluid mechanics and hydraulics and an undergraduate degree in civil engineering or a closely related field.
At least five years of related hydraulics laboratory experience, including laboratory management, flow measurement, and physical hydraulic modeling. A working knowledge of instrumentation and pipe systems including, but not limited to: pressure transmitters, high speed pressure transducers, high speed data acquisition systems, ultrasonic flow meters, magnetic flow meters, Venturi flow meters and other differential producing meter types, Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), a knowledge of Hart protocol, gravimetric flow loops, pumps, weigh tanks, and the ability to trouble shoot and identify instrumentation problems.
A minimum of five years of CFD experience with fluid flow in open channels and closed conduits. Applicants should be very familiar with commercially available CFD codes, specifically Star CCM+ and/or Flow 3D (site licensed to Utah State University).
A publication record in peer-reviewed engineering journals with an emphasis on fluid mechanics and hydraulics. A demonstrated ability to communicate well, and experience in the preparation of technical reports is required.
The ability to prepare and interpret design drawings needed for hydraulic projects. The use of CAD packages is required to develop 2- and 3-dimensional drawings.
The ability to efficiently direct other full-time and part-time employees working in the hydraulics laboratory. The candidate must be able to work closely with clients visiting the lab. The applicant must also be able to assist and supervise undergraduate and graduate students.
Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits package Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 100% Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits