Professor, Energy Systems Modeling, Integration, and Control - University of Wisconsin, Madison

POSITION SUMMARY: The Department of Mechanical Engineering at UW-Madison seeks candidates in the broad areas of energy systems modeling, integration, and control. The department is specifically interested in candidates who have expertise in both component-level and system-level modeling and control applicable to larger scale energy systems including the power grid. The ideal candidate will focus on technologies and approaches that enable increasing deployment of renewable energy sources, including solar and wind. Candidates that have expertise in energy storage technologies and the integration of these technologies with each other and the grid are of particular interest. Any candidate must have a strong background in physics-based modeling of thermal-fluid components and energy systems.

Candidates who transcend the traditional boundaries of Mechanical Engineering to bring into the research effort insights from Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related disciplines in order to address high impact societal problems related to areas described above are especially encouraged to apply.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Teaching and developing undergraduate and graduate courses; mentoring graduate students and supervising their research; developing and directing a strong, extramurally funded research program; participating in departmental and university faculty governance; and contributing to professional and public service.
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DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION: PhD in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field, with demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.
MINIMUM YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE: Hire can be at the Assistant Professor (0 to 5 years experience) or Associate (6 to 10 years experience) levels. Candidates for Associate Professor must possess academic credentials to qualify for a tenured faculty appointment at UW-Madison.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Applications beyond the deadline may be processed until the position is filled. The department is strongly committed to having a diverse faculty and student body. Women and under-represented candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
DEPARTMENT(S): A196200-COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING/MECHANICAL ENGR
WORK TYPE: Full Time: 100%
APPOINTMENT TYPE, DURATION: Ongoing/Renewable
ANTICIPATED BEGIN DATE: AUGUST 17, 2020
SALARY: Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: Please apply directly to the website by clicking on "Apply Now." Upload a SINGLE PDF document containing a cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae (CV). The CV should include a complete list of publications, as well as research and teaching statements describing how the applicant's research and teaching goals fit the solicitation described above. 

Applicants wishing to be considered only for a tenured appointment should state so clearly in their cover letter, as references will await a more formal process if tenure consideration goes forward at a later date.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 1, 2019; however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until these positions are filled.