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The Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level for Fall 2014. Applicants seeking other faculty position levels will not be considered. Energetic, highly motivated researchers/teachers seeking challenging and fulfilling academic careers are sought to aid in the University of Arkansas’s quest for excellence. Priority will be given to those with specialization in future electric energy systems with emphasis in power electronics and power systems. The Department of Electrical Engineering is home to the National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission (NCREPT.uark.edu) and the NSF sponsored Center for Grid Connected Advanced Power Electronics Systems (GRAPES.uark.edu). The University of Arkansas is also the lead institution for the Vertically Integrated Center for Transformative Energy Research (VICTER.uark.edu).
Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. The department offers an environment for collaborative research both within and across disciplines. Facilities available to researchers include the design and fabrication of power electronic modules at the High Density Electronics Center (HiDEC.uark.edu). Potential applicants are invited to visit the department webpage at www.eleg.uark.edu to explore other resources associated with the department. The selected applicant is expected to teach undergraduate courses in electrical engineering as well as core and elective courses related to her/his specialization, to advise undergraduate students academically, to establish a research program with external funding, and to participate in service committees. Startup funds will be provided to aid the successful applicant in establishing a competitive research program.
The University of Arkansas is located in Fayetteville (heart of the Ozark Mountains), part of the Northwest Arkansas metropolitan area. Northwest Arkansas (http://nwark.org) is one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation and has a population of over 450,000. Northwest Arkansas features a strong local economy, good highway and commercial air access, award-winning K-12 schools, comprehensive healthcare, extensive cultural programs, and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities. The region is also ranked in the top 10 best places to live and work in 2010 by cnnmoney.com.
How to Apply? Applications should include: (i) cover letter, (ii) vita, (iii) names of three or more references (with e-mail, postal and phone contact information), and (iv) statements on teaching and research philosophy. All application materials should be consolidated into one pdf file titled with the applicant’s name. The single application pdf file should be emailed as an attachment to Mrs. Connie Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application packets can also be sent to:
Mrs. Connie Howard
Electrical Engineering Department
3217 Bell Engineering
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Completed applications received by November 18, 2013, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.
The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/EOE institution committed to achieving a culturally diverse faculty and staff. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to the diversity of our academic community. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.
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