Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 004344
Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor
Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College College of Engineering (Col)
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

EPIC was formed in response to the need for highly trained engineers qualified to meet the demands of the energy industry. EPIC is an industry/education partnership that produces a technical workforce, creates advancements in technology for the global energy industry, and supports the Carolinas’ multi-state economic and energy security. The EPIC initiative includes a 200,000 square foot, $76 million LEED Certified building that opened in July 2012. It houses classrooms, lecture halls, conference rooms, a clean room, a smart grid facility, and offices and laboratories for electrical, civil, environmental and computer research related to energy and energy delivery infrastructure; space for industrial partners is also available. The EPIC Building features several specialized laboratories in the different focus areas.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of semiconductor devices for power electronics. Build a successful research program in the area of semiconductor device design, fabrication, testing, and applications impacting advanced power electronics.The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, with significant contributions to the microelectronics courses in Electrical Engineering and contribute to EPIC, departmental, college, and university service.
Candidates that fit within EPIC’s mission ( are particularly encouraged to apply.

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

Candidates at the level of assistant/associate professor will be considered, commensurate with professional experience and academic record. Candidates for all levels must hold a doctoral degree in electrical engineering, applied physics, or a closely-related field of study.
relevant experience in semiconductor devices for power electronics will be considered, but particular consideration will be given to applicants demonstrating a desire and potential for interdisciplinary research. Of particular interest are candidates with industry experience covering design, fabrication, and application to market ready products based on wide bandgap semiconductor materials.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications

PhD in electrical and computer engineering discipline with energy related focus

At least 5 years of industry experience in energy field

Academic Experience

Ability to obtain a Professional Engineer’s license.

Special Notes to Applicants

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Job Open Date 01/26/2018
Job Close Date 02/28/2018
Open Until Filled No
Date Review of Applications will Begin 03/01/2018
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Interest Statement
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Research, Teaching & Leadership
  2. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness