Position Openings:

To post an internship, full-time engineer, or academic position, please submit a PDF version to: enfp@umd.edu

 

Academic Positions and Fellowship Opportunities

Company Title Location Posted
South Carolina State University PDF icon Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering - Fire Protection Orangeburg, SC 29117 04/2024
University of California, Merced PDF icon Postdoctoral Scholar - Sierra Nevada Research Institute Merced, CA 09/2023

Internships and Co-op

Company Title Location Posted
Amazon Web Services PDF icon Data Center Infrastructure Engineer Intern Herndon, VA, Dublin, OH, or Boardman, OR 02/2024
CHA PDF icon Fire Proteciton Internship Birmingham, AL and Cullman, AL 04/2024
DuPont PDF icon Fire Protection Engineer - Intern Wilmington, DE 02/2024
FM Global PDF icon Fire Protection Research Internship Norwood, MA 03/2024
NFPA PDF icon Fire Protection - Summer 2024 Internship Quincy, MA 02/2024
NREL PDF icon Fire Protection Engineering - Graduate Summer Intern Golden, CO 01/2024
UL Fire Safety Research Institute PDF icon Fire Protection Internship Columbia, MD 01/2024
UL Fire Safety Research Institute PDF icon Fire Protection Internship Columbia, MD 01/2024
UL Fire Safety Research Institute PDF icon Fire Protection Internship Sharon Hill, PA 01/2024
UL Fire Safety Research Institute PDF icon Fire Protection Internship Sharon Hill, PA 01/2024
WSP PDF icon Fire Protection Intern- Fall 2024 Houston, TX and New York, NY

Post-Graduate Opportunities

Company Title Location Posted
Fire and Building Code Services, Inc. PDF icon : Fire Alarm Engineer/Inspector Valley Stream, NY 05/2024
Amtrak PDF icon Sr Fire Protection Engineer Philadelphia, PA 05/2024
Battelle PDF icon Fire Protection Specialist Panama City, FL 04/2024
Blue Engineering PDF icon Fire Protection Engineer Ellicott City, MD 03/2024
Boeing PDF icon Associate Fire Protection Engineer Seattle WA and North Charleston, SC 03/2024
Capital Testing and Certification Services PDF icon Technicial - Fire Testing Sterling, VA 02/2024
DLH PDF icon Junior Fire Protection Engineer Bethesda, MD 02/2024
DLH PDF icon Senior Fire Protection Engineer Bethesda, MD 02/2024
DLH PDF icon Fire Protection Engineer Bethesda, MD 02/2024
Exponant PDF icon Fire Protection Engineer Bowie, MD 06/2024
HNTB PDF icon 2024-HNTB.2-January.pdf Oakland, CA and San Jose, CA 01/2024
KD and Associates, Inc. PDF icon Fire Protection Engineer Remote, US 02/2024
National Fire Sprinkler Association PDF icon Fire Protection Engineer in Training (EIT) Baltimore, MD 1/2024
Newcomb & Boyd PDF icon Fire Protection Engineer Atlanta, GA 04/2024
North Dakota Insurance Department PDF icon Fire Marshal Williston, ND 02/2024
Procon Consulting PDF icon Fire Protection Engineer Remote with Travel 04/2024
Stadler PDF icon Fire Protection Engineer III Salt Lake City, UT 01/2024
Wärtsilä Energy Business PDF icon Fire Protection Engineer - Energy Storage Applications Herndon, VA 04/2024

There are several resources for employment on campus as well as external fire protection jobs:

Postdoctoral Positions:

Post-doctoral Fellowship:

The Department of Fire Protection Engineering 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 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 Ph.D. 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 (stolia@umd.edu). For best consideration, please submit your application on or before March 1, 2024.

Staff Positions:

No open positions at this time.

Faculty Positions:

Assistant/Associate Professor

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant discipline or be within one year of PhD dissertation defense at the time of application. Experience in teaching and a background in fire protection engineering are desirable but not required. We are looking for a candidate who is excited to lead and work with undergraduate and graduate
students. The position requires teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and establishing a successful, externally funded research program. Candidates with experience and interest in emerging fire safety research topics including wildland urban interface, electric energy storage, hydrogen storage, and mass timber buildings and modern engineering tools including computational fluid dynamics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous aerial systems and advanced multimodal diagnostics are encouraged to apply.

The department offers the only ABET accredited B.S. Degree in Fire Protection Engineering in the United States. The graduate program offers a research M.S. degree and a professional Master of Engineering degree. The FPE department has an active Ph.D. program that is administered through collaborations with other departments in the Clark School of Engineering. The department is a small-size academic unit that prides itself on having highly collaborative interactions between faculty, staff, and students. It also features state-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities. FPE is one of eight departments in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. The school of engineering has approximately 220 full-time tenure-track faculty members and is ranked in the Top 25 in the country according to the U.S. News and World Report. College Park is located in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. The proximity of the campus to the nation’s capital allows the development of synergistic opportunities and strong research ties with federal government research laboratories, corporations, and start-ups. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff who will enhance our stature of preeminence in the three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and the World.

Education and Experience:
Must have a PhD in a relevant discipline or be within one year of Ph.D. dissertation defense at the time of application.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • We are looking for a candidate who is excited to lead and work with undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and establish a successful, externally funded research program.

Candidates with experience and interest in emerging fire safety research topics including wildland-urban interface, electric energy storage, hydrogen storage, and mass timber buildings and modern engineering tools including computational fluid dynamics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous aerial systems and advanced multimodal diagnostics are encouraged to apply.

Preferences:

Experience in teaching and a background in fire protection engineering is desirable but not required.

Additional information:

For best consideration, interested applicants should apply by November 28, 2023. Questions about the positions can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Stanislav I. Stoliarov (Email: stolia@umd.edu).

Clinical Associate Professor

The clinical faculty member will participate in the development of the new online delivery method of the undergraduate FPE/B.S. program, including the design of: a new virtual instructional framework; a suitable framework for student mentoring, possibly through partnerships with selected FPE firms; and a plan to promote student engagement. The clinical faculty member will serve as a critical part of the recruitment strategy and team to reach, engage, and attract prospective students. Once the new method is launched, the clinical faculty member will assume the position of Director of the online FPE undergraduate program and will take oversight responsibilities for its operation. The clinical faculty member will also teach a minimum of three (3) courses per academic year and will facilitate involvement with professional societies, standards organizations and representatives of industry.

The clinical faculty member will interact with staff and professors in the FPE Department and beyond, and the position should be understood as being primarily in-person and should conform to the telework policy of the University of Maryland. The exact proportion of in-person vs. remote work is open to negotiation.

The preferred candidate will be familiar or strongly interested in established/emerging technologies and best practices for online education.

The preferred candidate will be familiar with topics such as the design of fire protection systems, including detection and alarm, automatic suppression systems, egress and smoke control systems; fire resistant construction; life safety considerations; engineering design guides and standards related to fire protection systems and buildings; contemporary developments in fire protection system hardware; and analysis and computational methods that support the development of fire protection designs.

This appointment is for two years with reappointment possible.

The department offers the only ABET accredited B.S. Degree in Fire Protection Engineering. The graduate program offers a research master of science degree and a professional master of engineering degree. The department has an active Ph.D. program that is administered by other engineering departments. The department is located in a state-of-the-art facility, with expanded offices and laboratories. Access is also available to additional fire facilities on campus and the campus is in proximity to major government fire laboratories. Fire Protection Engineering is one of the eight departments in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland College Park. The school of engineering has approximately 220 full-time tenure-track faculty members and is ranked in the Top 20 in the country (U.S. News and World Report). College Park is located in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. The proximity of the campus to the nation’s capital allows the development of synergistic opportunities and strong research ties with federal government research laboratories, corporations, and start-ups. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff who will enhance our stature of preeminence in the three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and the world.

Education:
A master’s degree is required. Either the master’s degree or bachelor’s degree must be in fire protection engineering, fire engineering or fire safety engineering.

Experience:
The candidate will have at least four years of experience in the practice of fire protection engineering.

Preferences:
Ph.D. degree preferred in relevant field of engineering, and/or P.E. (or equivalent) certification preferred in fire protection engineering.

For more information, please visit https://fpe.umd.edu and contact Dr. Jim Milke (milke@umd.edu) and/or Dr. Arnaud Trouvé (atrouve@umd.edu)

Additional information: 

For best consideration, applications should be submitted before November 15, 2023.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Women, minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Engineering Career Services helps students find co-op, internship, and summer engineering positions. The office provides resume critiques, campus interviews, career fairs, and job search workshops for students. Students participating in co-op and/or internship programs gain professional work experience, earn a competitive salary, make invaluable networking contacts, integrate classroom theory into practice, and confirm their career choices. In conjunction with the campus Career Center, Engineering Career Services also assist students in finding post-graduate positions. Alumni of the Fire Protection Engineering Department are encouraged to also visit the Job Listings section to find postings for 'experienced' position announcements as they move forward in their careers. 

Engineering Career Services
1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall
301-405-3863
careerengr@eng.umd.edu
Hours:  8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday


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