Faculty Job Search Bootcamp May 17-20

Are you going on the academic job market this year? Would you like to know more about the faculty search process and the components of a great application?

Check out the NSF AGEP Research University Alliance Faculty Job Search Bootcamp, May 17-20.  

Session Topics: Navigating the Faculty Job Search, CVs & Cover Letters, Research Statements, Teaching Statements, Diversity Statements, Job Talks, and an Institution Types Panel & Faculty Q&A.

The application deadline is May 10, 2021. Learn more and apply here.

Research Job Opportunity with Villanova Center for Resilient Water Systems

Villanova University is offering positions for bother Doctoral and Masters research assistants at the Center for Resilient Water Systems. They currently have several projects related to urban hydrology and green stormwater infrastructure and are in need of students.

Some example projects include: working with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on green stormwater infrastructure along Interstate-95, water quantity and quality monitoring and modeling at EPA funded sites, stormwater harvesting and reuse, opportunities to connect data analytics and machine learning with green stormwater infrastructure, and revisioning stormwater regulatory approach.

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Interesting Faculty Opportunity at CU-Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder is offering an interesting full-time faculty opportunity in their College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. This is for those of you who have earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree, or expect to have completed their Ph.D. at the time of starting a faculty appointment, in a field appropriate to their tenure home department or program.
The department and program are particularly interested in recruiting someone with expertise in an area related to: Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Optimization, Visualization Technologies (VR/AR), and/or Smart Cities.
Check out the job description and apply here. Applications will be reviewed starting Nov. 15, so apply before then!
All candidates committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive academic culture are welcome to apply. In addition to the research and teaching statements, candidates will be asked to provide a statement of their vision, experience and future plans related to diversity and inclusivity.

Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District Job Opportunity

Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District is currently accepting applications for: Project and Engineering Lead ($25-30/hr DOQ),plus comprehensive benefits package

The Project and Engineering Lead performs a variety of technical, engineering and support tasks involved in the planning, design, construction, maintenance, repair and upgrade of the Yakima-Tieton Irrigation District facilities. The Project and Engineering Lead is responsible for designing and drawing Traffic Control Plans, updating maps and drawings and coordinating projects within the system.

This position is required to be on call to handle emergencies as needed and must live within a 30-minute response time.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of construction design, engineering theories and principles, a good understanding of hydraulics, pressure and friction loss and skills in managing and coordinating complex engineering projects. A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering or related field and two years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Preference will be given to candidates with Engineer in Training (EIT) certification.

Candidates must have a valid WA State Driver’s License and successfully pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.

To understand the full requirements and the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for this position, go here for a full job description and application. Applications need to include YTID application, resume and cover letter detailing interest and qualifications.

Complete applications are being accepted until March 25, 2020. 

Open position: Doctoral Student in the Behavior of Water Infrastructure in Wildfires

Dr. Erica Fischer is seeking a Ph.D. level graduate assistant to join her collaborative research team at Oregon State University (College of Engineering, School of Civil and Construction Engineering) to research wildfire impact to water infrastructure systems. Average Ph.D.-level position lasts 3 years.

Scope of work: The anticipated scope of work incorporates multi-scale fire experiments on varying components of the water infrastructure network. The graduate student researcher will also play an important role in stakeholder engagement workshops with different water utility agencies around the country and interaction with a team of researchers and graduate students working on developing sensors and tools for communities to recover after a wildfire. Candidates should have a BS in Civil Engineering, preferred candidates have an MS in Civil Engineering. The candidate must have the ability to work independently to achieve project objectives, meet project deadlines and reporting requirements, and help mentor other team members. The candidate also must fill an important role in facilitating collaborations with the multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional project team.

Appointment: The appointment is expected to be filled as soon as possible with an anticipated latest start date of June 15, 2020. This assistantship includes a monthly stipend and covered tuition, health insurance, and student fees. The graduate assistant will be working on research projects supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

To Apply: Please contact Dr. Erica Fischer by email at erica.fischer@oregonstate.edu with the subject heading “WUI Resilience Graduate Application” and provide a CV and transcripts. Oregon State University graduate admissions application is already open.

Information on the School of Civil and Construction Engineering can be found at here.

Structural Engineer Job Opportunity with Cornerstone Home Designs

Cornerstone Home Designs looking to hire a Structural Engineer with excellent mathematical, IT and analytical skills. Structural Engineers are expected to be detail oriented, creative and possess amazing problem-solving skills.

To ensure success, Structural Engineers should display an investigative nature and must be accurate, commercially aware and have great communication skills with a keen interest in ensuring the safety and physical integrity of buildings and other large structures. Top candidates will have fantastic project and budget management skills with great knowledge of construction processes, materials and legal regulations.

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Salary: $70,000.00 to $75,000.00 /year

Structural Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Prepare reports, designs and drawings.
  • Make calculations about pressures, loads and stresses.
  • Consider the strength of construction materials and select appropriately.
  • Provide technical advice on safe designs and construction.
  • Obtain planning and/or building regulations approval.
  • Analyze configurations of the basic components of a structure.
  • Liaise with professional staff such as architects and engineers.
  • Monitor and inspect all work undertaken by contractors to ensure structural soundness.
  • Administer contracts and manage projects.
  • Inspect properties to evaluate the conditions and foundations.
  • Use computer aided design technology for simulation purposes.

Structural Engineer Requirements:

  • Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering (essential).
  • 6 years of work experience as a Structural Engineer (essential).
  • Professionally registered with the Institute of Structural Engineers.
  • Expert experience in project management.
  • Advanced knowledge of construction methods, materials and legal regulations.
  • Sound understanding of physics and mathematics.
  • Ability to liaise with professionals from other disciplines.
  • Three-dimensional conceptual skills.
  • Analytical thinker with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with the superb organizational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication and IT skills.

Learn more about Cornerstone here.

Contact Jared Baehmer at 253-777-2362 if you are interested in the job.