Associate Professor, Power Electronics
University of Calgary
The Department of Electrical and Software Engineering at the University of Calgary is pleased to invite applications for an Associate Professor with Tenure in Power Electronics with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022. Candidates with an earned doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely related discipline and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching are invited to apply.
Within the broad topic of Power Electronics, the following topics related to sustainable transportation are of particular interest:
• Power Electronics and Power Systems for UAV
• Power Electronics enabling aircraft electrification
• Energy Conversion for non-passenger vehicles
• Power Electronics for Smart Agriculture
Experimental experience implementing digital control of power electronic systems is required.
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
• a 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.
Appointment with Tenure requires demonstrated evidence of a strong track record of publications in high quality journals, securing sustained external competitive research funding, effectiveness in teaching at the University level, and evidence of effective graduate student supervision.
How to Apply
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the UCalgary Careers page: Job ID: 24804 (https://careers.ucalgary.ca/jobs/8356488-associate-professor-power-electronics-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
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