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Electrical Engineering Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Power Electronics

The Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position. We seek exceptional candidates interested in establishing and sustaining outstanding research programs in modeling simulation and design of power electronics hardware and wide-bandgap devices in power converters for applications including smart grid, electric vehicles, robotics, and data centers. The EE department has a variety of related research activities and state-of-the-art power system facilities including a Real Time Digital Simulator and a Regenerative Grid Simulator. These research activities are connected to university-level research institutes, such as the Institutes of Energy and the Environment (iee.psu.edu) and the Materials Research Institute (mri.psu.edu). Successful candidates will be expected to propose an exciting research plan and to be inspiring teachers at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must have a doctorate in electrical engineering, or a related discipline completed before the position's start date. Successful candidates for Assistant Professor will demonstrate a strong research potential and commitment to graduate and undergraduate education. Candidates for Associate Professor will have a strong track record of research, publications, and funding. Candidates for Full Professor will have a track record of research, publications, and funding that distinguishes them nationally and internationally.

The EE Department has 40 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, with annual research expenditures of over $18 million. The undergraduate (juniors and seniors) and graduate programs enroll over 450 and 240 students, respectively. The Department is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, and leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. In welcoming every candidate, we strive to meet the needs of professional families by actively assisting with partner-placement needs. Additional information about the Department can be found at www.eecs.psu.edu.

Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit the following: cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of research, statement of teaching, statement of commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion, and the names and addresses of four references. Please address all inquiries and nominations to Prof. Daniel Lopez (dlopez@psu.edu), Chair of the Search Committee, or Ms. Taylor Doksa (tce5018@psu.edu). Application reviews will begin on December 1, 2021, and will continue until the positions are filled.

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