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Apply now Job no: 95601-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Engineering, Instructional, Research, Scientific

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 19, 2019



Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and area of specialization:

PhD in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or closely related field field and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Hire can be at the Assistant Professor (0 to 5 years experience), Associate (6 to 10 years experience), or Full Professor (10+ years experience) levels. Candidates for Associate or Full Professor must possess academic credentials to qualify for a tenured faculty appointment at UW-Madison. Additionally, candidates at the Full Professor level must possess superior leadership skills and experience applicable to leading a large research center.

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Position Summary:

The faculty appointment will be made in either a single department (the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering or the Department of Mechanical Engineering) or as a joint appointment between both departments.

The Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison are growing their faculty in the areas of electric machine drives and power electronics, and are seeking faculty candidates for a tenure-track or tenured position with a strong preference for control of electric machines/power electronics. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to: i) AC electric machine controls including variable-speed flux, torque, speed, and position control, real-time state and parameter estimation, and self-sensing control techniques including zero speed operation; ii) power converter controls for grid-connected or vehicle electrification applications; iii) power converter or electric machine design with a focus on control or optimization; and iv) physical integration of power converters with the controls, electric machines, and/or energy storage.

Candidates who transcend traditional boundaries between mechanical engineering and electrical engineering to address power electronics and/or electric machine controls applications with a multi-disciplinary focus are especially encouraged.

Additional Information:

Applications beyond the deadline may be processed until the position is filled. Both departments are strongly committed to diversity in their faculty and student bodies. Women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


The ME/ECE Search Committee
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

Please apply directly to the website by clicking on "Apply Now". Upload a SINGLE PDF document containing a cover letter as well as a detailed curriculum vitae (CV), including a complete list of publications. Applicants should also submit research and teaching statements describing how the applicant's research and teaching goals fit the solicitation described above. A diversity statement outlining how the applicant's activities will foster a diverse and inclusive environment is also encouraged.

Applicants wishing to be considered should also provide names and contact information for three references. Applicants wishing to be considered only for a tenured appointment should state so clearly in their cover letter, and should NOT submit any additional reference materials within the uploaded file; this step 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, 2018, however the position will remain open and applications may be considered until this position is filled.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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