Position Number: 004403
Department: College of Engineering (Col)
Employment Type: Permanent - Full-time
Months Per Year: 11
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) invites applications for Director. Candidates must possess excellent teamwork, leadership, interpersonal, organizational, communication skills, and must be able to multi-task while serving a diverse student population. The EPIC Director is a tenure-track (tenured) faculty position in the area of power engineering, in any engineering discipline preferably in the area of sustainable energy systems. Candidates at the level of associate/full professor will be considered, commensurate with professional experience and academic record.
To be considered, candidates must provide consistent evidence of scholarship, including: a portfolio of externally-funded research, journal paper publication, and graduate student advising; render service and provide leadership to the profession; and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels over a sustained period, commensurate with level. Candidates whose expertise also fits within EPIC's mission (http://epic.uncc.edu/) are particularly encouraged to apply.
The Director leads the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) and reports to the Dean of the Lee College of Engineering.
The EPIC Director will:
- Lead the development of energy research and strategic planning for related programs;
- Work with academic departments and partner institutions to advance energy related academic programs that span multiple disciplines;
- Build and sustain strong industrial and educational partnerships with a focus on the Carolinas region as well as national and international opportunities;
- Create large-scale interdisciplinary teams and consortia for energy education, research and demonstration projects;
- Develop private and governmental funding sources;
- Provide budgetary and administrative oversight;
- Be considered for the Duke Energy Distinguished Chair in Power Engineering Systems if his/her qualifications are commensurate with the requirements of the Chair.
Minimum Experience / Education:
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline..
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
The successful candidate will:
- Possess credentials and international reputation that qualifies him or her for a senior faculty position in one of the engineering college's departments/programs;
- Demonstrate the ability to think broadly and develop research and programmatic activities that span the many energy related disciplines;
- Show evidence of energetic and intellectual leadership among faculty, staff, and students;
- Have demonstrated leadership experience in energy research and development and proven experience in interacting with relevant government agencies and industries;
- Value diversity and inclusion among faculty, staff, and students;
- Possess the ability to establish robust partnerships with industry;
Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in engineering or a closely-related field of study, have expertise in power and energy, and have or be qualified to obtain a professional engineer license.
Preference will be given to candidates who have at least 5 years of private sector experience working in the design, development, construction or operation of commercial power generation, transmission or delivery systems.