Assistant Professor – Energy Systems
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is growing its faculty in the area of energy systems and is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position in the broad discipline of power electronics. The department is especially interested in candidates with a strong background and experimental expertise in areas such as power converter topologies, hardware integration, and controls implementation for emerging electrification applications and grid-energy systems. Candidates who transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries are especially encouraged.
The ECE Department’s mission is to foster a diverse and inclusive community that advances the frontiers of engineering, disseminates discoveries and inventions, and prepares students to make the world a better place for all. Candidates who have specific goals and plans that are aligned with this mission and whose research and teaching interests fall within the areas described above are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: https://diversity.wisc.edu/
Principal duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and contributing to curriculum updates and innovations; mentoring graduate students and supervising their research; developing and directing a strong, extramurally funded research program; participating in departmental and university faculty governance; and contribution to professional and public service.
Candidates will have a distinguished academic record, exceptional potential in establishing an internationally recognized research program in power electronics, and a commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction and mentoring as well as a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or closely related field.
The ECE Department at UW-Madison has a long tradition of excellence in educating, mentoring, and inspiring future leaders; conducting research that is of vital importance to society; and serving Wisconsin, our nation, and the world through professional pursuits. The Department currently has 42 full-time tenure-track/tenured faculty (more than 20% of which are women), more than 300 graduate students, and approximately 1000 undergraduate students. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are all ranked in the top 10 among all public institutions in the U.S. The ECE Department has a rich history of excellence in research and teaching in the energy systems area, and is home to the world-renowned Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC).
The Department’s five-year strategic plan includes the following priorities: increasing and embracing diversity, and cultivating a thriving and inclusive community that is welcoming, supportive and respectful. The Department is committed to having a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Candidates from traditionally under-represented groups in engineering are strongly encouraged to apply.
Madison, Wisconsin, a city of more than 250,000, has been named on top-10 lists for tech growth centers. The city is uniquely situated on an isthmus between lakes – a setting which offers impressive beauty, a compact and vital metropolitan area and a wide range of cultural and recreational activities. Madison boasts more than 15,000 acres of sparkling lakes and beaches, as well as 260 parks. You’ll find a cultural hub and plenty to do in Madison amid this scenic backdrop in the state capital of Wisconsin. Madison consistently ranks as a top community in which to live, work, play and raise a family.
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The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 20, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position will remain open and applications may be considered until this position is filled.
Daniel Ludois – Jean van Bladel Associate Professor
Chair, Search Committee