Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Major Duties: - Conduct research in structural engineering. - Develop laboratory facilities to study performance and behavior of construction materials including wood, steel, concrete, and composites. - Design construction assembly with innovative materials to mitigate damage sustained during natural hazards such as extreme wind and earthquakes. - Evaluate and simulate performance of structures subjected to severe wind and seismic events. - Publish results of research in peer-reviewed journals and present results of research at international and national conferences.- Prepare technical reports to private and governmental agencies.
Minimum Qualifications: - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in civil engineering from an accredited institution.- Ph.D. dissertation in evaluating structural behavior under high speed winds and enhancing performance by using innovative construction materials.- One peer-reviewed journal publication improving capacity of structural elements under severe load conditions.
Internal Number: 352_57767
About Western Michigan University
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.