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Research Scientist (all ranks) in Extreme Heat

Arizona State University
Arizona State University, Tempe
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 1, 2022

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The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy seek applicants for a research scientist (all ranks) in the area of human exposure and response to extreme heat employing thermal manikin experimentation and multiphysics simulations. The research scientist will work with a transdisciplinary team of engineers, sustainability, and climate scientists on developing novel dynamic sensing and computational approaches to assess individual-level extreme heat risks across diverse populations. This work will leverage ASU’s high performance computing and new field-compatible thermal manikin, environmental chamber, and wind enclosure facilities housed in the Global Futures Laboratory.  We seek applicants who complement our abilities in these areas to solve grand challenges as part of a community of experts. 

This is a non-tenure track appointment with a fixed term academic year contract that will be renewed annually based on satisfactory performance and the needs of the program up to four years. Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Research Scientist, Associate Research Scientist, or Research Scientist commensurate with the candidate’s experience and accomplishments, beginning as early as January 2023.   


Required qualifications: 

  • Earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or related discipline by the time of appointment 


Desired qualifications:   

  • Demonstrated commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to research including thermal manikin experimentation and corresponding multiphysics or thermoregulation simulations. 
  • Prior experience mentoring students. 


Application Instructions
Application deadline is December 15, 2022.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. To apply, visit and select “apply now” next to the corresponding position.  Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following: 

  • Cover letter 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Statement describing research interests (two pages maximum) 
  • Statement describing commitment and approaches to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging* (one page maximum) 
  • Contact information for three references 

*The ASU Charter states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.” The Fulton Schools of Engineering are dedicated to continuous innovation, student success, faculty excellence, and cultivation of an environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive and promotes belonging. The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their past and current activities in promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter.   

For additional information regarding position specifics, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Konrad Rykaczewski via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

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