Assistant Professor, Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems
University of Calgary
The Department of Electrical and Software Engineering at the University of Calgary is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. Candidates with an earned doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely related discipline, or those who will have earned a doctoral degree by the anticipated start date, and who have the potential for excellence in research and teaching are invited to apply.
Within the broad topic of Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems and Energy Transition, the following topics are of particular interest:
• Planning, utilization, and protection of future electrical energy distribution systems
• Enabling tools and technologies for the optimal decarbonization of electrical power industry
• Big data and artificial intelligence solutions for decarbonization of the electrical energy industry
• Planning, utilization and decarbonization of future interconnected water, gas, hydrogen and electricity networks
• Design and operation of energy networks for net-zero communities
• High performance and parallel computing for modeling and optimization of future energy systems
The successful candidate will demonstrate
• a record of high-quality research and publications
• the potential to establish an externally funded research program, and to achieve international recognition within five years
• the alignment between their research interests and the research priorities of the Schulich School of Engineering and the University of Calgary
• the ability to attract and develop excellent trainees, students, and future researchers
• ability to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses related to the topics in the position description above
• excellent written and oral communication skills
• commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Engineering
Candidates should be eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).
Experience working in industry or on industrial projects is considered an asset.
How to Apply
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the UCalgary Careers page: Job ID: 24796 (https://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/8356079-assistant-professor-sustainable-electrical-energy-systems-schulich-school-of-engineering)
Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (it is suggested that you merge these documents into a single pdf):
• Cover letter and curriculum vitae, including the name and contact information of three referees
• Statement of research interests, accomplishments and vision (maximum 2 pages)
• Statement of teaching philosophy (maximum 2 pages)
• Statement on equity, diversity and inclusion (maximum 2 pages)
Questions may be addressed to:
Dr. Andy Knight
Head, Department of Electrical and Software Engineering
Applications are accepted until February 21, 2022.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No).
The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate's research productivity.
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About the University of Calgary
The Department of Electrical and Software Engineering, in the Schulich School of Engineering, has over 50 faculty members and is teaching approximately 1200 undergraduate and 350 graduate students. We offer major undergraduate programs in Electrical and Software Engineering, with minors in Computer, Digital, Biomedical, Mechatronics, Aerospace and Environmental Engineering. The Schulich School of Engineering strategic plan, Catalyst for a Connected World, commits the school to enriching student experience, expanding access to engineering and enhancing global research impact. Our strategy for digital innovation is at the heart of this plan. The Schulich School of Engineering is a key contributor the University of Calgary Growth Through Focus plan, which emphasizes transdisciplinary scholarship, deeper community integration, and future-focused program delivery.
The University of Calgary is situated on land adjacent to where the Bow River meets the Elbow River; the traditional Blackfoot name of this place is ‘Mohkinstsis’, which we now call the City of Calgary. Calgary is home for the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta and the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
The University of Calgary is Canada's leading next-generation university - a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can- do attitude. Located in the nation's most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.
Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour/s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.
About Calgary, Alberta
Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.