Applications Open for James Milke Endowed Professor of Practice

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The Department of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) is searching for a professional-track Clinical Professor to fill the position of James Milke Endowed Professor of Practice. This position is currently held by Ken Isman and is open because of Ken's upcoming retirement.

The ideal 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.

The ideal candidate will: teach FPE courses; mentor FPE students; facilitate involvement with professional societies, standards organizations and representatives of industry; and assist with technology transfer of fundamental research being conducted in the department.

Interested candidates should submit their applications by July 12, 2024, for best consideration. Questions about this position can be directed to Professor Emeritus Jim Milke ( and/or Professor and Chair Arnaud Trouvé (

To learn more and to apply for this position, click here.

Published June 10, 2024