Senior Lecturer in Fire Engineering Apprenticeships (Fixed Term) at Birmingham City University.

https://jobs.bcu.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=102023-605-R

School of Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: City Centre Campus (Millennium Point)
Salary: £48,576 to £56,197 per annum
Fixed Term – January 2026
Post Type: Full Time
Release Date: 09 February 2024
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 10 March 2024
Reference: 102023-605-R

THE ROLE

This is an opportunity to join the College of Built Environment as Senior Lecturer in Fire Engineering (Apprenticeships), supporting teaching across appropriate programmes and developing innovative research in the discipline. 

OUR VISION

Birmingham City University is growing in quality and standing, with an academic STEAM agenda at the heart of our ambitions. We are transforming the lives of students and their communities and want outstanding academics to join us in taking us on the next stage of our exciting journey.  

We are continuing to invest in new academic roles across the full range of subjects and disciplines that we offer in all four of our Faculties.

Our students learn through doing. They are empowered throughout their educational journey, achieving significant educational gain and personal transformation. In recognition of this we are looking to recruit exceptional academic staff who are at the cutting edge of their disciplines, as makers, practitioners, researchers, and educators.  

There has never been a better time to join us. Come and be part of the next exciting stage of our journey – apply now.

FACULTY OF COMPUTING, ENGINEERING AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

In the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE), we work to apply abstract intelligence to make a better, safer, smarter society. We have a strong emphasis on STEAM, with some of our teaching taking place in our award-winning new STEAM house building, where disciplines combine to solve real-world problems. 

Our experts across the Faculty work not only with one another but across a wide range of disciplines, to solve real-world problems, and encourage and foster this spirit of Innovation in our students.  Together, they are able to respond dynamically to the multiple modern technological challenges posed by fast-paced industries.

Across the Faculty, we integrate teaching with research, innovation and enterprise. We work closely with our industry partners to ensure that we are developing skills in our graduates that equips them for emerging careers and the future of work. We are fully committed to practice-driven experimental and flipped learning – harnessing the strength of employer relationships for the benefit of our students – who then go on to make a significant impact on society through their ideas, their work and their expertise.

HOW TO APPLY

Click Apply Online at the bottom of the screen and complete the Application Form.

In support of your application, we will ask you to provide:

  • A cover letter of no more than two pages offering an overview of your career and expertise, and how that experience makes you the ideal candidate for this role.
  • An up-to-date CV including your publication list and research and/or consultancy activity.
  • A copy of two of your publications or outputs, or digital links to them where possible. If providing digital links, please include these on your cover letter document.

For guidance on the above, please refer to the Application Guidance document below.

ABOUT BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY

At the heart of our 2025 Strategy is our mission is to enable our students to transform their lives and to achieve their potential. Through our education and research, and the roles our graduates go on to play in the world, we not only support individuals to transform their lives, but we also play a part in transforming society.

Our heritage of making through innovation and its application through knowledge exchange, and of creative research and practice, today finds it expression in our STEAM agenda, in our research and enterprise, and in our commitment to challenge-based learning. Working across disciplines, and delivering impactful research and enterprise, interdisciplinarity is at the heart of the continuing transformation of our academic portfolio. 

Research by our staff and students creates new knowledge, catalyses innovation, and has global impact. Through our research, we make new discoveries and deliver benefit to culture, industry, society, and the environment. Ground-breaking projects include changing health and care guidelines, improving policy and practice regarding Islamophobia, optimising energy efficient homes, promoting human dignity worldwide, improving critical care nursing, and exploring issues faced by jazz musicians. 

OUR STAFF COMMUNITY 

Birmingham is home to a rich and diverse range of communities.  Our students reflect this rich cultural mix, and we are continuing to work to make sure that this is also reflected in our broader university community. By working together, combining our many different backgrounds and life experiences, we will empower each other to reach our full potential. 

You can read more about Birmingham City University’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion here.

For further information regarding this post could you please contact, Paul Laycock, Deputy Head of the College of Built Environment, [email protected]

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in » Fire Science and Engineering «

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) invites applications for the position of Tenure Track Assistant Professor in » Fire Science and Engineering « to begin in winter semester 2024/25. The position is a W2 fixed-term (6 year) tenure-track professorship with the possibility for promotion to a tenured W3.

See official site: https://portal.mytum.de/jobs/professuren/NewsArticle_20240122_093102

Scientific Environment

The professorship will be assigned to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the TUM School of Engineering and Design.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities include research and teaching as well as the promotion of early-career scientists. We seek to appoint an expert in the research area of Fire Science and Engineering with a focus on practice-based research in fire science safety in an academic context. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the university’s bachelor and master programs, explicitly in architecture, civil and environmental engineering as well as electrical engineering and aerospace.

Qualifications

We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated initial scientific achievements and the capacity for independent research at the highest international level. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree or equivalent scientific qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude, are prerequisites. Substantial research experience abroad is expected (please see www.tum.de/en/faculty-recruiting-faq/ for further information).

Our Offer

Based on the best international standards and transparent performance criteria, TUM offers a merit-based academic career path for tenure track faculty from Assistant Professor through a permanent position as Associate Professor, and on to Full Professor. The regulations of the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System apply.

TUM provides excellent working conditions in a lively scientific community, embedded in the vibrant research environment of the Greater Munich Area. The TUM environment is multicultural, with English serving as a common interface for scientific interaction.

TUM offers attractive and performance-based salary conditions and social benefits.

The TUM Munich Dual Career Office (MDCO) provides tailored career consulting to the partners of newly appointed professors. The MDCO assists the relocation and integration of new professors, their partners and accompanying family members.

Your Application

TUM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from women. The position is suitable for disabled persons. The position is suitable for disabled persons. Disabled applicants will be given preference in case of generally equivalent suitability, aptitude and professional performance.

Application documents should be submitted in accordance with TUM’s application guidelines for professors. These guidelines and detailed information about the TUM Faculty Recruitment and Career System are available at www.tum.de/faculty-recruiting. Here you will also find TUM’s information on collecting and processing personal data as part of the application process.

Please send your application no later than 10. 03. 2024 to the Dean of Engineering and Design, Prof. Dr. Christoph Gehlen via our recruitment portal: www.recruit.tum.de.

For any queries please contact [email protected].

Kontakt: www.recruit.tum.de

Postdoctoral Fellowship – Fire Engineering – Stellenbosch University

Closing date: 4 February

Applicaiton website https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=Azv6pjwKWEKEM6Eg3_zTSAtk3FxG_TRNtXMPsO4tvXdUQ0QzWkNHS1hISEtLMzBTWTBVUlZKN1lGTi4u

After completing this form please email your CV, university transcripts and any supporting documents to [email protected].

We are looking for a talented researcher to focus on fire safety for sustainable construction products and for wildfire fire safety. This postdoctoral fellowship is for a person to be based in the Fire Engineering Research Unit at Stellenbosch University. The successful candidate will split their time between two projects, as discussed below:

1.  Fire Testing of Resilient and Sustainable Building Materials – SFPE Sponsored Project

This project will investigate (a) what emerging sustainable and emerging building materials are being used in practice, (b) what test methods are available and what data we have on such systems, and (c) how their response to fire may necessitate the use of new or modified test methods. In addition, the work will be extended to (d) discuss how existing test methods are applied to systems such as photovoltaic (PV) systems. The result of the project will be the production of White Paper on the topic, in collaboration with fellow team members. 

2. Fire safe African homes on the wildland urban interface (AfriWUIFire)

The successful candidate will collaborate on a project based between South Africa, Botswana and Japan. The aim of this research project is to improve fire resilience of homes and structures in communities located in wildland urban interface (WUI) areas in Southern Africa. This will be done by focusing on the impact of firebrands in property loss. To achieve this goal the objectives of this research are to: (1) Characterize typical structures in South Africa and Botswana, including construction materials, and construction typologies. (2) Identify typical vegetation in South Africa and Botswana. (3) Develop fire experiments to understand the impact of firebrands on different construction features. Experiments will be conducted in Japan and South Africa. An extensive database of full-scale fire experiments from Japan will be used as a basis. (4) Provide scientifically based inputs to develop guidelines for improving fire resilience in communities located in WUI areas. 

The successful candidate will also be involved in co-supervising students (especially those carrying out research to the project), assisting fire engineering postgraduate courses, and generally supporting the work of the fire engineering team. 

Requirements:
– PhD in engineering, preferably in fire engineering. Associated fields may be considered. 
– Research track record.
– Preferred that it is less than 6 years since you obtained your PhD. 
– Good communication and writing skills. 
– Ability to move to South Africa for duration of fellowship. 
– Good academic track record. 
– Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team. 

The details of the fellowship are:
– Dates: 1 March 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter) until 31 October 2025 (with a possibility of extension depending on funding availability)
– Fellowship value: R33,000 per month (tax free)

Research Associate in Wildfire Science, University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh is looking to hire a post doc to work on a project on firebrand dynamics (generation, transport and deposition) using lab and field approaches. A fire background would of course be beneficial but knowledge of other wildfire related-disciplines would also make a strong application. It would be great if you could share the link to the advert below with your networks and encourage any candidates to get in touch with me directly if they have any questions. I would be interested in hearing from candidates with experimental and modelling experience.

Please see more details in the link below

https://elxw.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/6754

Post-Doctoral Fellows at the University of Science and Technology of China 

We are seeking 2 well-qualified applicants for fully-funded Post-doctoral Fellowships/Associate Professor (by contract) to work on fire safety research in Prof Yu Wang’s group at State Key Laboratory of Fire Science in University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). Candidates with research experience in WUI/wildland fire, building fire dynamics, or structural fire are all welcome. We would be open to discussing the research direction based on the successful candidate’s research background, interests, and project goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Take a leadership role in a relevant project.
  • Publish high-quality research papers.
  • Help supervise the PhD student in the project.
  • Proposal writing to seek externally funded research grants.

Required qualifications for this position include:

  • A Ph.D. in Fire Safety Engineering, Combustion Science, Civil Engineering or any related field.
  • Excellent fire experiment skills.
  • Experience in CFD modelling, thermal-mechanical coupling or computational analysis skills are highly preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Established track record in scientific publications.

The appointment will be for at least two years, subject to performance and funding availability. Post-doctoral fellows would be encouraged to apply for research funding from USTC, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) etc. Post-doctoral fellows with outstanding academic achievements will be considered favourably for promotion to an Associate Professor position (tenure track) at USTC. Candidates with more than 2 years of post-doctoral experience may directly apply for the position of contract Associate Professor.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae by email, to Prof Yu Wang ([email protected]). Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Post-doctoral Position on Wildfire Suppression at the University of Maryland

The Department of Fire Protection Engineering (https://fpe.umd.edu) at the University of Maryland – College Park (UMD) is looking for a motivated post-doctoral fellow to lead a project on rapid suppression of wildland fire. UMD is building a multidisciplinary team to enter the XPRIZE Wildfire Competition (https://www.xprize.org/prizes/wildfire) and expects the post-doctoral fellow to serve as one of the managers on this team. This is an 18-month appointment with a possible extension. We are looking for a candidate with a recent PhD in fire, mechanical or aerospace engineering. Experience with fire suppression and/or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is desirable but not required. Interested candidates should send their CV and a list of references to Prof. Stanislav I. Stoliarov ([email protected]). For best consideration, please submit your application on or before March 1, 2024.

Call for Post-Doctoral Fellow (Full-time) on Fire Modelling at Toyohashi U Tech. Japan

Call for Post-Doctoral Fellow (Full-time) at Toyohashi U Tech. Japan (posted on Dec 2023)

WORKING PLACE:

Toyohashi University of Technology (Toyohashi U Tech / TUT)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

  1. Hibarigaoka, Tempaku, Toyohashi, Aichi, Japan (https://www.tut.ac.jp/english/)

COLLABORATOR:

Yuji Nakamura, Prof. Dr., Eng ([email protected]); Head of Energy Conversion Engineering Lab.

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY:

We are looking for a qualified and motivated postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in the area of fire modeling (numerical). The primary responsibility will be to support and an ongoing research project offered by the private company and expand the fundamental outcome to predict the realistic fire scenario. Experiences in fire science and fire dynamics is helpful and capability on FDS (+ Fluent) is well-required.

OTHER CONDITIONS:

Although no specific additional requirements are needed, the postdoctoral fellow will be encouraged to publish scholarly papers and write the grant proposal(s). The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Mechanical/Fire Protection Engineering or any related field. Having excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and strong written and verbal communication skills are highly welcome. A one-year appointment is anticipated with a possible extension to an additional year(s) based on the performance.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please provide a letter of interest, a complete CV, a few representative publications, and at least two recommendation letters. Applications and associated information are requested to be submitted at any time until the position is filled. The target start date of this position is April 1st, 2024 or later. All materials and questions shall be sent to Professor Yuji Nakamura via mail. Online interview will be made per necessary.

TUT is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability, although candidates must pass the qualification check by our government. It seeks individuals with​ diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity, collaboration, inclusion, problem solving, innovation, high performance, and change making. It is committed to maintaining a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination.

Positions at Postdoctoral, Doctoral and Master’s Levels, The Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park

The Department of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE Dept) at the University of Maryland, College Park has
openings for postdoc, PhD students and master’s degree students, starting in Spring 2024 or Fall 2024.
Candidates with research experiences or knowledge in combustion, fire tests and simulation, computer
vision, or machine learning are preferred. The successful candidates will work closely with the PIs (Dr
Shuna Ni, Dr Stanislav I. Stoliarov and Dr Arnaud Trouvé) on projects that meet the mutual interests of the
PIs and the candidates. Interested students should contact Dr. Shuna Ni at [email protected] with “Ni Lab
application” in the subject line. Please include a CV or resume, transcripts (both undergraduate and
graduate), a brief statement of research experience and interests, and contact information of 2-3 referees
in the email.

See details at https://iafss.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Job-Type_Graduates_UMD_fire_11212023.pdf

Research Associate in Battery Fire Modelling – Faraday Institution SAFEBATT project at King’s College London

See more details in https://www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs/070746-research-associate-in-battery-fire-modelling-faraday-institution-safebatt-project

Job id: 070746. Salary: £41,386 – £44,745 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 06 July 2023. Closing date: 03 August 2023.

Business unit: Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sci. Department: Engineering.

Contact details: Dr Francesco Restuccia. [email protected]

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Research.