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University of Idaho
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Posted: 04/13/2017
Energy Water Research Faculty

Position Title

Energy Water Research Faculty


Idaho Falls


College of Engineering


Idaho Falls Center

Employee Category


Classification Group Title

Research Faculty

Tenure Tracking

Non-Tenure Track


Assistant Professor

Interim/Term Appointment


Multi-Year Contract (Non-Tenure Track)

Not Applicable

Position Type


Pay Range

$70,200-$84,240 per year

Type of Appointment

Academic Year

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time


This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.

Position Summary

The University of Idaho (UI) College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering program, invites applications for a full ­time, 9 month, non-­tenure ­track research faculty position at the Assistant level. This position will be expected to fund at least 50% of it’s salary through research after the first year. Candidates should have a strong record of research and publication in energy systems development and analysis. Successful candidates are expected to pursue an active research program in support of Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES)/UI, and act as a mentor for junior faculty and student research assistants.

Major Responsibilities: The research faculty member will be based at the University of Idaho (UI) campus in Idaho Falls and will actively collaborate with researchers at CAES. We seek an outstanding candidate who will conduct research and support a nationally competitive, externally­funded research program at the University of Idaho. The candidate’s activities will focus on energy analysis of industrial systems, including nuclear, industrial processors, food industry processing, etc. The research program will include engagement in disciplinary efforts and with industry partners. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the growth of funded research that will provide financial support for this position. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

This position must have the capabilities to engage in the following activities: teach graduate courses in thermal sciences applied to nuclear engineering and advise MS students on their thesis projects; write proposals; assist in nuclear engineering department operations; write research articles; and mentor junior faculty to support them in their pursuit of tenure. This position requires a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. The successful candidate must be eligible for joint appointment with a US national laboratory.


Job Duty Function

Teaching & Advising

Job Duties/Responsibilities

• Teach 2 courses per year

• Develop new courses

• Advise graduate students

Job Duty Function

Scholarship & Research Activities

Job Duties/Responsibilities

• Develop research proposals relative to mechanical engineering, or related fields with a focus on industry needs & meets the CAES mission

• Raise research funds from external sources such as government and private agencies, foundations, and industrial partners

• Publish and publicize research results through journal articles and conference presentations.

Job Duty Function

University Service & Leadership

Job Duties/Responsibilities

•Contribute to the College, University, and Profession by serving on college and university committees and projects.

Job Duty Function


Job Duties/Responsibilities

•Contribute to community, university and industry outreach to strengthen current partnerships and build new ones


Minimum Qualifications

• Ph.D. in Mechanical engineering.

• Proven record of collaborating with Universities, industrial partners, and national laboratories as demonstrated by their research portfolio and experience.

• Ability to communicate well.

• Proven record of using Aspen Hysys-Systems for analysis of hybrid energy systems, electrolysis, and process heat applications.

• Ability to engage and teach students

• Demonstrated success in research publications and presentation with emphasis in energy systems and analysis-both production and end use.

• Eligible for a joint appointment with a US national laboratory.

Preferred Qualifications

• Energy Analysis of industrial systems.

• Past experience teaching at an institution of higher learning.

• Ability to obtain a DOE security clearance.

• Understanding of academia in regards to advising students.

Posting Information

Posting Number


Posting Date


Closing Date


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, complete the online application on the University of Idaho web site and include the following:

(1) curriculum vitae,

(2) names, e-mail, and phone numbers of three references and your relationship to each and

(3) a cover letter or letter of interest.

Background Check Statement

Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

EEO Statement

The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any other reason prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. EOE AA/M/F/D/V