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FPE Assistant/Associate/Full Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

FPE Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Posting Number F00210P – apply at https://careers.wpi.edu/ 

The Fire Protection Engineering Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) invites applications for one tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level.

We are seeking individuals who value innovation, creativity, diversity, inclusion and collaboration. Applicants at the tenure track level must show potential for an innovative and sustainable research and teaching career. Applicants at the tenured level must have a demonstrated record of outstanding research, excellent teaching and established leadership. The FPE program expects faculty to be involved in a balance of research, teaching and service.

The successful candidate is expected to have a PhD or equivalent degree in fire protection engineering or a closely-related engineering discipline. The candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in and/or related to fire protection engineering alongside faculty from affiliated departments. A successful candidate would have a demonstrated record of accomplishment in a core area of fire protection / fire safety engineering, such as compartment fire dynamics, fire protection systems performance, fire performance of structures, wild land fires, fire risk analysis, or human behavior and fire. Full professors with leadership experience and a combination of academic and professional experience in fire protection engineering are encouraged to apply.

Additional information about the program, faculty, research and facilities can be found at https://www.wpi.edu/academics/departments/fire-protection-engineering 

Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation’s oldest technological universities. It is a well-endowed, highly selective private university with a student body of over 4,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. The Institute’s innovative project-enriched, interdisciplinary curriculum engages students and faculty in real-world problem solving, often at one of its global project centers. A recent Wall Street Journal survey ranks WPI number one nationally as the institution that best combines research and teaching, College Factual – USA Today also lists WPI as one of the Top 5 Best Engineering Schools in the U.S.