University of Maine, College of Engineering
Presidential Professor in Ocean Engineering and Energy
The College of Engineering at the University of Maine invites applications for the Presidential Professor in Ocean Engineering and Energy. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, ocean engineering, naval architecture, civil engineering, or a closely related field. This tenure-track position is expected to be filled at the rank of associate or full professor depending on qualifications. Candidates with credentials commensurate with appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure are encouraged to apply as are candidates with significant industrial experience.
The successful candidate must have expertise in design and modeling of structures in the ocean environment, including fluid-structure interaction as well as coupled aeroelastic and hydrodynamic models for offshore wind and other floating ocean structures. Experience in the basin physical testing of floating devices subjected to wind and wave simulating offshore conditions is also required. The candidate must be a research leader and have demonstrated ability to lead a team of graduate students, early to mid-career engineers and scientists, and to secure and manage large research projects focused on innovative offshore energy and other ocean technologies.
UMaine has extraordinary research infrastructure including the Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory, a wind-wave simulation basin which features a unique rotatable high-performance wind machine over a multidirectional wave basin. This is part of the 100,000 sf, $100-million Advanced Structures and Composites Center.
The University of Maine is a world leader in floating offshore wind turbine technology development. In 2013, UMaine designed, constructed and deployed the first grid-connected floating offshore wind turbine in the US, and is now leading US efforts to deploy two 6 MW floating turbines 14 miles off the Maine coast, funded in part through a $40-million US Dept of Energy grant.
For more information and to apply for this position, go to https://umaine.hiretouch.com. Applicants should include: a current curriculum vitae; statements of research vision and teaching vision; and the names, affiliations, and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of at least three references. Review of applications will begin on January 30, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Maine is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.