214251 - Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is recruiting one tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Full Professor to fill the Alabama Power Foundation Endowed Chair position. The following areas of research expertise will be emphasized in the search:
• Power Systems
• Energy Conversion
• Power Electronics
• Control Systems
Appointments to the faculty of The University of Alabama are based on the personnel requirements of the University’s academic programs and on the goal of achieving and maintaining excellence in its teaching, research, and service/academic citizenship activities.
Detailed Position Information
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Alabama (https://ece.eng.ua.edu/) invites applications for our next Alabama Power Foundation Professor. Applicants must demonstrate a strong external funding record, scholarly productivity and impact record, and Ph.D. student graduation rate commensurate with appointment at the Professor rank. Applicants in all areas of electrical or computer engineering are sought, but candidates with emphasis in power systems, energy conversion, power electronics, and control systems are of particular interest. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in electrical or computer engineering or a closely related field.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in electrical or computer engineering or a closely related field from an accredited institution by the date of appointment. Applicants must show potential to establish a quality research program, publish in refereed professional journals, collaborate effectively with other faculty, and excel in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants must also meet all university criteria for appointment to the rank of Professor.
Particular interest will be given to those candidates with expertise in power systems, energy conversion, power electronics, and control systems. The successful applicant must demonstrate a strong external funding record, publication record, and Ph.D. graduation rate commensurate with appointment at the Professor rank. Candidates must demonstrate exceptional communication skills.
Instructions and Required Materials for Application
Required application documents include: resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter, names of three references, description of research accomplishments, statement of future research program directions, and statement of teaching philosophy.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions is filled with an expected start date of August 16, 2023.
For additional information contact: Dr. Jaber Abu Qahouq, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Phone: (205) 348-8669 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the College of Engineering
As one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering instruction, The University of Alabama has more than 175 years of engineering education experience. UA’s College of Engineering is committed to conducting leading-edge research, providing unparalleled educational opportunities and investing in students who will be the scholars and industry professionals shaping the future of the field of engineering.
Research is a critical component of our mission as the flagship university in the state of Alabama. Over the past decade, the College’s research activity has more than doubled, and the Shelby Science and Engineering Quad was completed at a cost of more than $300 million. There are 10 research centers housed under the College, spanning areas from cybersecurity to transportation, that are dedicated to making sustainable changes and an impact on local, national and global levels.
With hundreds of award-winning faculty and staff members, and a diverse offering of nationally accredited programs, facilities and resources, the College has positioned itself for success as a leader in engineering education.
About the University of Alabama
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.
A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.
As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.
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It's a vibrant community that’s filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that’s complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.
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Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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