Assistant or Associate Research Professor, Fire Process Modeling

  • Desert Research Institute
  • Reno, NV
  • Jul 18, 2022
Full time Vocational & Technical

Job Description

The Desert Research Institute (DRI) Division of Atmospheric Sciences is seeking an Assistant or Associate Research Professor to initiate a research program on wildland fire process modeling connected to existing and upcoming research in understanding combustion phase (flaming vs. smoldering), fire propagation and severity, fire emissions into the atmosphere, and the pre- to post-fire change of eco-hydrologic conditions and to applications in fire and land management (wildfire and prescribed burning). This position is located at DRI's Northern Nevada Science Center in Reno, NV, but candidates preferring DRI's Las Vegas, NV offices or remote locations may be considered. The research activities associated with this position will build the knowledge base related to fire sciences, an important component of research in DRI. The successful candidate will be encouraged to collaborate broadly with DRI's faculty in all three Divisions and with external colleagues.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in physics, mathematics, computer science, chemistry, atmospheric sciences, chemical engineering, forestry, or a related discipline from an accredited institution.
  • 6-year minimum post-Ph.D. experience for Associate Professor position or 1-year for Assistant Professor position.
  • 5-year minimum experience in physics-based fire process simulations for Associate Professor position, 3-year minimum for Assistant Professor position.
  • Demonstrated expertise in modeling wildland fire processes, using highly parallel or cluster computing, including their coupling with fuel type, volume, and moisture, as well as terrain and atmospheric conditions.
  • Demonstrated ability in (for Associate Professor position) or interest in (for Assistant Professor position) initiating, planning, obtaining funding, and carrying out research projects.
  • Established experience contributing to program development through networking and collaborative proposal writing.
  • Exhibited ability to work collaboratively with others in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient in presenting research results at professional meetings.

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