QCML Research Engineer-WIU Faculty Assistant

Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 25, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

QCML Research Engineer-WIU Faculty Assistant

Category: Faculty       
Department: WIU QC Engineering
Locations: Moline, IL
Posted: Mar 24, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: FT - Temporary

About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: June 1, 2021

  • Develop mathematical and computational models for materials processing and work with other researchers to design experiments to validate models
  • Conduct applied research and prepare reports related to advanced materials and manufacturing technologies, such as additive manufacturing
  • Write proposals for external funding in the development of advanced materials and manufacturing technologies
  • Publish research findings in technical journals
  • Operate and maintain advanced manufacturing equipment at the QCML
  • Supervise and train undergraduate students, technicians, and entry-level staff at the QCML
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of QCML
  • Ability to teach courses in the WIU School of Engineering as required

RANK & SALARY: Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.


  • Masters Degree in Materials Science/Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
  • U.S. citizenship/green card (to be able to access QCML on the Rock Island Arsenal)
  • Experience with computational modeling of materials, materials processing, or lattice-type structures
  • Relevant academic or professional work experience
  • Excellent verbal, written, and leadership skills
  • Be able to work effectively both independently and within a research group

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in Materials Science/Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
  • Publications in peer-reviewed technical journals
  • Experience with materials processing and modeling related to ballistic protection (armor)
  • Experience writing research proposals to agencies such as DOD, NSF, DOE, etc
  • Knowledge of metallographic specimen preparation, and analytical techniques such as XRD, SEM, and EBSD.
  • Experience with metal additive manufacturing processes, and other technologies at QCML
  • Ability to teach courses in the WIU School of Engineering

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of application.

Additional Information:

THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

Western is a comprehensive university offering 62 undergraduate and 41 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the University's 442 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses.

WIU-Macomb, IL: A traditional, residential four-year campus with distinctive undergraduate degrees and numerous graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago.

WIU-Quad Cities: The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000).

WIU's Macomb campus is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region. Annually, 12 major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows are performed, along with outstanding concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more. The Gwendolyn Brooks and Casa Latina cultural centers offer programs and activities focusing on Black and Hispanic cultures, while the Women's Center promotes gender equity through education, support and advocacy. WIU's student organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and ally (LGBTQ*A) community provides resources, support and programming. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin on April 24, 2021.

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Eric Faierson at ej-faierson@wiu.edu.

For assistance with the online application system contact Human Resources at 309-298-1971 or email at hr-recruitment@wiu.edu.

To apply, visit https://wiu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=129351&CNTRNO=1&TSTMP=0