Integrated Networks for Electricity
Exploring the flow of electricity, information, and money in advanced power networks

Open Faculty Position:

Assistant or Associate Professor, Smart Grid Systems
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Lehigh University invites applications for one tenure-track assistant or associate professor position from candidates whose research focuses on smart grid systems.

The successful candidate must have a proven research interest in applications related to smart grids, including, but not limited to, topics such as: power systems and electronics, dynamic control of power and information networks, visualization of electricity networks, survivable networks, real-time systems design, real-time scheduling and resource management, electricity pricing, market models, combinatorial auctions, real-time computational systems, sensor networks, communications, estimation, cyber-physical security systems, and data analytics.

The candidates' research may draw on methodological areas including, but not limited to: real-time operating, embedded, decision, and dynamical systems; power systems analysis; statistical modeling; algorithmic decision theory; optimization; simulation; scientific computation; nonlinear networks; game-theoretical models; signal processing and communications; systems design theory; robust optimization; dynamic control of large-scale interconnected systems; high-performance computing; high-precision numerical computing; and large scale data processing.

The successful candidate will be part of a university research cluster consisting of a multi-disciplinary 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." More information about the research cluster is available at The successful candidate will be appointed to a position within an appropriate department—for example, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics.

Applicants must possess (1) an earned doctorate, outstanding academic credentials, and a demonstrated record of success, (2) strong record and willingness to engage in collaborative interdisciplinary research, and (3) the ability and commitment to teach courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The position will require developing externally funded research programs, supervising M.S. and Ph.D. students, and contributing to the smart grid cluster through innovative research and teaching.

Lehigh University is a premier residential research university, ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year. Lehigh is a coeducational, nondenominational, private university that offers a distinct academic environment of undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe. Lehigh offers majors and programs in four colleges: The College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Business and Economics, The College of Education, and The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. More than 4,700 undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students call Lehigh "home." Located in Pennsylvania's scenic Lehigh Valley, the campus is situated on 1,600 acres in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia.

Applications received by December 31, 2013 will receive full consideration. Applications should be submitted on-line at 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. In addition, applicants should specify a preferred home department. Inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Zhiyuan Yan.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Lehigh offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits. For further information see