The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University seeks applications and nominations for an Endowed Chair Professorship who will provide leadership to a team of researchers focused on the field of Power Systems and Engineering . Specialty areas of interest for this search include, but are not limited to power systems, power distribution, power electronics, cybersecurity of critical infrastructure, control and optimization, smart grid, energy storage, electric vehicles, and renewable energy.
We seek a dynamic leader with outstanding technical expertise and a proven, ongoing track record of internationally recognized scholarly accomplishments, supported by publications in prestigious journals, external funding, and a demonstrated record of leadership and collaboration with researchers. We invite such applications from candidates currently at the rank of tenured Professor or tenured Associate Professors who have demonstrated exceptional achievement and continuing promise. We also welcome candidates that have at least 5 years of equivalent experience in the private sector or national laboratories/institutes. We encourage applications from candidates that furthermore have strong technology transfer experience as demonstrated by patents and/or technology development activities. The appointment to this endowed chair will be at the rank of Professor with tenure. The primary appointment is to be in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (LCSEE), however, depending on the research expertise and interests of the successful candidate, appointment (including a dual appointment) is possible in any engineering department.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.