Faculty Position - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Iowa State University in Iowa

Date Posted August 12, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in the area of power and energy systems engineering, power electronics, or electric machines at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor ranks to begin in 2015 (www.ece.iastate.edu). Exceptional senior candidates in the specified area may be considered for an endowed research chair/professorship position.

Iowa State University is a comprehensive, land grant, Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University with an enrollment of over 33,000 students. The College of Engineering comprises 8 departments, with over 230 faculty members and annual research expenditures exceeding $80 million. Iowa State's nearly 2000-acre campus is located in the city of Ames, Iowa, which is consistently ranked within the top ten most livable small cities in the nation.

Iowa State has maintained one of the nation's leading power and energy/power electronics university programs for over 60 years. Faculty in this area work together within the Electric Power and Energy Systems (EPES) group (http://www.ece.iastate.edu/research/graduate-student-research/electric-power-energy-systems/) within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. These faculty participate heavily in the ISU EPRC (http://powerweb.ece.iastate.edu/), the ISU EPES Short Course Program (http://powerweb.ece.iastate.edu/extension.shtml), and the 13-university PSERC (http://powerweb.ece.iastate.edu/pserc.shtml).

Successful candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, (primary focus on power and energy systems/power electronics/electric machines engineering); mentor and engage undergraduate, as well as prospective students; develop and sustain externally-funded research; engage with industry via the ISU Electric Power Research Center (EPRC) and the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC); supervise and mentor graduate students; and engage in professional and institutional service and leadership. Candidates must hold an earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field on or before the hire date. Candidates for the ranks of Associate or Full Professor must, in addition to the above, demonstrate an excellent record of funded research and internationally recognized scholarship. Women and members of underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.


Iowa State University is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, offers family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of a national Science Foundation ADVANCE award for gender equity and a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for broadening participation in the professoriate.  


All interested, qualified persons must apply for this position by visiting https://pa139.peopleadmin.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=85535 and completing the Employment Application for vacancy #140500. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1)              Curriculum vitae

2)              Statement of research interests and objectives;

3)              Statement of teaching interests and objectives;

4)              Full contact information for at least three professional references.


Inquiries regarding the faculty search should be directed to Harpole Professor James McCalley at jdm@iastate.edu or (515) 294-4844.


Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early, with applications to be reviewed beginning September 14 2014. For full consideration, applications must be received by Oct. 15 2014.



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