Career Opportunities

Cluster Hiring - Assistant or Associate Faculty position

Lehigh University invites applications for two tenure-track assistant or associate professor positions from candidates whose research focuses on computation, modeling, control, and optimization for advanced electricity systems. The faculty members will be part of a new university research cluster consisting of a multidisciplinary team of engineering, computer science, economics, and mathematics faculty. The cluster has a specific focus on smart grids that is part of a broader research agenda on “Integrated Networks for Electrical, Information, and Financial Flows.” The faculty members will be appointed to a position within an appropriate department—for example, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics.

The candidates must have a proven research interest in applications related to smart grids, including, but not limited to, topics such as: survivable networks, electricity pricing, combinatorial auctions, power systems design and modeling, dynamic control of power and information networks, real-time scheduling and resource management, market models, visualization of electricity networks, real-time computational systems, data analytics, sensor networks, communications, estimation, and real-time systems design. The candidates’ research may draw on methodological areas including, but not limited to: optimization, simulation, statistical modeling, robust optimization, stochastic discrete optimization, scientific computation, nonlinear networks, game-theoretical models, high-performance computing, high-precision numerical computing, algorithmic decision theory, dynamical systems, signal processing and communications, systems design theory, dynamic control of large-scale interconnected systems, large scale data processing, and realtime operating, embedded, and decision systems.

Applicants must possess (1) an earned doctorate, outstanding academic credentials, and a demonstrated record of success, (2) excellent potential for interdisciplinary research and scholarship, and (3) the ability and commitment to teach courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The positions will require developing externally funded research program, supervising M.S. and Ph.D. students, and contributing to the smart grid cluster of Lehigh University through innovative research and teaching.

More information about the research cluster is available at lehigh.edu/grid.

Applications received by December 31, 2013 will receive full consideration, but earlier applications are encouraged. Applications should be submitted on-line; the URL will be supplied in an update to this ad, to be issued shortly. Applications should include a statement of interest, curriculum vita, list of publications, research and teaching statements, and the names and contact information for at least three references.

To apply for this position, please visit the application web site.


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