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KFI Engineers Professor of Energy Stewardship
Post Date: 10/04/2021
Close Date: 11/15/2021
Company:
North Dakota State University

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https://prd.hcm.ndus.edu/psp/recruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=2936480&PostingSeq=1

Salary:
$70,000 and above

Location:
Fargo, ND

Job Description:
Position Description & Details:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at North Dakota State University (NDSU) seeks an exceptional candidate at the rank of tenured or tenure-track associate or full professor for appointment to the position of KFI Engineers Professor of Energy Stewardship. The successful candidate will have an established record of scholarly achievement and teaching experience that merits appointment at an advanced rank in one or more of the following areas: generation, storage, conversion, distribution or efficient use of energy from clean and sustainable sources. Specific areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to:

Technologies for conversion, conservation and efficient use of energy resources
Environmental control systems, building efficiency, HVAC systems
Transportation (electric/hybrid vehicles, batteries, fuel cells)
Clean energy technologies
Solar, wind, geothermal, geo-exchange, biofuels, small nuclear reactors (SMR), hydropower, fuel cells.
Carbon-footprint analysis
Large-scale energy generation and distribution
District heating and cooling systems, power generation facilities
Combined heat and power
Energy storage technologies at various scales
Distributed energy generation
Batteries, thermal storage, chemical storage, compressed air energy storage

Successful applicants must have a B.S. and an earned Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline, and a record of accomplishment that demonstrates outstanding abilities in the following skills: oral and written communication, undergraduate/graduate teaching and course development, research and grantsmanship, publication of scholarly activities in peer reviewed journals, academic and professional advising, and work-place cooperation and collegiality.

Responsibilities:

Through individual leadership and collaboration with other faculty members in the College of Engineering, the candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a nationally competitive, externally funded research program that enhances and expands existing research activities in the ME Department and College of Engineering at NDSU. The candidate will also be expected to develop and teach graduate and undergraduate courses related to their area of expertise, as well as foundational courses in the thermo/fluids area; advise undergraduate students; mentor graduate students at the master’s and doctoral levels; provide mentorship for capstone design and extra-curricular projects; establish collaborative relationships with local and regional industries; and actively engage in service and outreach to the profession, university, and state.

Work Schedule:

40 hours/week, 9 Months/Year

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

B.S. and earned Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or closely related discipline
Established record of scholarly achievement in an energy related area
Teaching experience in thermo/fluid and energy related courses
Established record of obtaining external grants or contracts
Ability to develop an externally funded research program at NDSU
Ability to develop new courses in an energy related area
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and workplace cooperation skills
Ability to mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students
Active participation and leadership in professional societies and organizations

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience mentoring capstone design projects
Experience in developing industry collaborations
Registration as a professional engineer
Experience supervising MS and/or PhD students to completion of theses/dissertations

Applicant Materials Required:

Application packages should include a letter of transmittal addressing the above skills, a detailed current curriculum vita, statement of scholarly interests and research plans, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and names and contact information for at least three references. All application materials must be submitted electronically to North Dakota State University’s Human Resource Office at https://jobs.ndsu.edu. Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Benefits:

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.
No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran’s Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.
We collectively acknowledge that we gather at NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:

B.S. and earned Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or closely related discipline
Established record of scholarly achievement in an energy related area
Teaching experience in thermo/fluid and energy related courses
Established record of obtaining external grants or contracts
Ability to develop an externally funded research program at NDSU
Ability to develop new courses in an energy related area
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal and workplace cooperation skills
Ability to mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students
Active participation and leadership in professional societies and organizations

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience mentoring capstone design projects
Experience in developing industry collaborations
Registration as a professional engineer
Experience supervising MS and/or PhD students to completion of theses/dissertations

Contact Information:
jobs@ndsu.edu
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