UAA College of Engineering Civil Engineering Post-Doctoral Research Associate

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Classification:Post Doctoral Fellow non represented
Grade:Non-Union Faculty Grade 40
Work type:Post Doc
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Engineering
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Engineering/Computer Science, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

This position will work on a project entitled “Comparison of the Seismic Reliability of Structures in Jurisdictions with and without Building Code Enforcement". The goal is to investigate the seismic response of buildings with design flaws or construction errors, which are likely more common outside the building-code enforcement zone. The project will involve full-scale seismic testing of wood shear-wall structures in a laboratory setting, development of the resulting fragility curves and associated probabilistic risk analysis, interviewing and interacting with the local building community about their inspections after the 7.0 Magnitude earthquake in November 2018 and planning educational seminars for contractors and design professionals.

Duties:

100Investigate the seismic response of buildings with design flaws or construction errors, which are likely more common outside the building-code enforcement zone. The project will involve full-scale seismic testing of wood shear-wall structures in a laboratory setting, statistical analysis and modeling of the data, interviewing and interacting with the local building community about their inspections after the 7.0 Magnitude earthquake in November 2018, and planning educational seminars for contractors and design professionals.Essential

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.  The review date is October 1st, 2021 at 5:00 pm, Alaska Standard Time.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

To be considered, please attach the following required documents to your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae which includes contact information for three professional references
  • Unofficial transcript (official transcript is required if an offer of employment is made)

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Earthquake engineering; Structural design of wood residential structures; Experimental testing in structural engineering; Probabilistic natural hazards and structural fragility analysis; Demonstrated ability to conduct and publish high quality research. Excellent English communication skills (both written and oral). Ability to mentor and guide undergraduate and graduate students.

TYPICAL EXPERIENCE:

Earthquake engineering, earthquake hazard and risk assessments, reliability analysis and structural laboratory testing, involvement in proposal writing and/or successfully obtained research funding.

REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:

PhD in Structural Engineering, Earthquake Engineering or closely related field.

Term Position:

This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

 

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