Employment

Academic Adviser II

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University seeks qualified applicants for an Academic Adviser II to provide academic support to mechanical engineering students. The Academic Adviser II will be responsible for advising undergrad and graduate students. This position will teach courses within the department. Additionally, this position will provide students with assistance in the decision making process.

The successful candidate will have effective management and organizational skills, the ability to work well with a diverse population, and the ability to communicate effectively. All staff members are expected to interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 3 years of related experience.
  • Experience advising university students in a technical program.
  • Experience that demonstrates knowledge about Iowa State University and its policies, procedures, and resources.
  • Experience managing student programs, such as learning communities and honor programs

Applicant Information

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Contact

John Wagner
515-294-3686
jdwagner@iastate.edu


Administrative Specialist I

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University seeks qualified applicants for an Administrative Specialist to provide administrative and financial support in the department.

The Administrative Specialist will be responsible for communication of information, administration of projects and meeting deadlines, and development of budgets and general financial support. This position will assist students with department policies. Additionally, this position will serve as backup to other positions within the department.

The successful candidate will have effective management and organizational skills, the ability to work well with a diverse population, and the ability to communicate effectively. All staff members are expected to interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and related experience; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling more than 4 years. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position.
  • Experience with project management and logistics.
  • Experience organizing and managing events.
  • Experience in providing administrative support.

Applicant Information

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Contact

Cindy Bartleson
515.294.0356
cmbartl@iastate.edu


Postdoctoral Research Associate

Applications are invited for one Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Iowa State University. The research objective of this position is to develop advanced machine learning and failure prognostics to predict the reliability and lifetime of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery and/or other energy systems. The duration of the position is expected to be one year and may be renewable based on performance and availability of funding. The salary will be commensurate with the prior research experience of the applicant.

Qualifications

Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related discipline. Applicants with experience in i) machine learning and failure prognostics, and/or ii) battery management system (BMS) are highly encouraged to apply. Particularly, prior research experience in one or more of the following areas are desired:

  • Algorithm development for signal processing and machine learning
  • Algorithm development for reliability and lifetime modeling and failure prognostics
  • Equivalent circuit or electrochemical modeling of Li-ion cells, modules and packs
  • State-of-charge and state-of-health estimation of Li-ion cells, modules and packs

Applicant Information

The position is available immediately. Applications will be processed as they arrive until the position is closed. Interested applicants should submit by email (a) a cover letter that summarizes prior research experience, (b) a CV and (c) a list of two references, to Professor Chao Hu, chaohu@iastate.edu.

Contact

Dr. Chao Hu
515-294-0771
chaohu@iastate.edu

 


Note to Prospective Employees

Applications are submitted electronically through the university’s employment opportunities Web site, located at www.iastatejobs.com, which is used to search for openings, create an application, and formally apply for a faculty position. Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.