Faculty Position Available In Fire Protection Engineering

The Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland College Park offers a challenging opportunity in fire protection engineering education and research. Fire safety embraces many topics including the behavior of fire and smoke; the interaction of people with fire, structures and the environment; fire hazard and risk analysis; and fire safety design, regulation and investigation.

Applications are invited for a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The applicant should have a doctorate in a relevant discipline, a proven record in teaching and research and preferably some fire protection background. The position requires teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and establishing a successful externally funded research program. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply for this position.

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 Department has an active Ph.D. program with degrees awarded through other engineering departments. In the fall of 2006, the Department plans to move into newly renovated and expanded offices and laboratories. Access is also available to additional fire facilities on campus and is in proximity to major government fire laboratories. Fire Protection Engineering is one of eight departments in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland at College Park. The engineering school has approximately 200 full-time faculty and a research budget of more than $50 million. College Park is located in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

Applicants should send a full curriculum vita, including a list of publications, a representative article, and the names and addresses of three references to:

Dr. James A. Milke
Chair of Search Committee
Department of Fire Protection Engineering
1137 Martin Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-3031
Phone: (301) 405-3993, FAX: (301) 405-9383


Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 31, 2007. Applications received thereafter may be considered. The position is for the Fall 2007 semester.

Published November 17, 2006