The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Dayton invites qualified candidates to apply for the GE EPISCenter Professorship in Aerospace Electrical Power Systems. This tenured position is partially supported by the General Electric Electrical Power Integrated Systems Center (GE EPISCenter), a new $53 million research center, which opened in December 2013 on the University of Dayton campus. The EPISCenter is the headquarters for GE Aviation’s Electrical Power Systems business. The successful candidate will lead a research team in collaboration with the GE EPISCenter. GE EPISCenter Professor is expected to forge partnerships with government laboratories and with local industry to secure funded research from federal agencies and industry. The GE EPISCenter Professor will establish a consortium on aerospace electrical power and power electronics to advance the regional, national and international stature of the University in this field. The GE EPISCenter Professor will expand our academic program in areas relating to electrical power systems.
This position lies at the nexus of several cutting edge areas of research physically located here in Dayton. Specifically: • The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), through the recently developed Aerospace Systems Directorate’s Power & Control Division, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), is vigorously exploring the “more electric aircraft” concept, as well as hybrid electric propulsion and hypersonic technologies, with a significant amount of associated funding. • GE Aviation, with its Catalyst advanced turboprop, is an innovative leader in hybrid electric propulsion and is providing significant support to the EPISCenter professorship. • The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) is actively investigating integrated propulsion, power, thermal and control technologies for AFRL. Additionally, UDRI has an established expertise in autonomous and intelligent solutions applied to various energy systems, in close collaboration with the Army, Navy, Air Force and NASA.
The department currently has 13 fulltime faculty, 320 undergraduate students, 100 master’s students, and 70 doctoral students. The ECEdepartment has three centers of excellence including the CETRASE (Center of Excellence for Thin-Film Research and Surface Engineering), the Mumma Radar Lab (a center of excellence for distributed sensing, and the Vision Lab (a center of excellence for computer vision). The University of Dayton (UD), and the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), generated $138million in research in 2018. The Sensor Technology Office of UDRI works very closely with ECE faculty on a large number of research projects. UD is ranked first among all Catholic universities for sponsored engineering research and second among all colleges and universities in the nation in materials research. The University of Dayton is also home to a new $30 million Emerson Innovation Center, which opened in March 2016.
The Dayton region affords the faculty exceptional opportunities for collaborations with government, industry, and academia. In addition to the GE EPISC, southwest Ohio region is the home to Wright- Patterson Air Force Base and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Emerson Climate Technologies, and regional academic institutions such as The Ohio State University and University of Cincinnati. This position at the University of Dayton has an unparalleled opportunity to develop collaborative relationships with these world-class institutions.
The University of Dayton is committed to the recruitment, hiring and promotion of outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. In support of this commitment, the University is pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty. The dual career program serves as a resource and support system and is not intended to take the place of one’s own job search efforts. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php
The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.
To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
The successful candidate will have:
1. For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, an established record of scholarship, and an established record of funded research commensurate with an appointment at the Associate Professor rank; 2. For appointment at the rank of Professor, an established record of scholarship demonstrating significant contributions to their discipline, and an established record of competitively funded and individually directed research; 3. A Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or related field; 4. Effective written communication skills; 5. Based on the nature of this position, the candidate will be required to collaborate with the GE EPISCenter and U.S. government agencies, and access their research facilitates. As such, candidates must have U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.
While everyone may not possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following qualifications:
1. A demonstrated research agenda within the technical areas of Electrical Power Systems (especially in the domain of Aerospace Electrical Power Systems), Power Electronics, or Electrical Machines. 2. A demonstrated record of effective leadership experience in an academic or industry research environment; 3. A demonstrated record of establishing effective collaborative partnerships with other researchers; 4. A demonstrated record of effective mentoring of diverse populations; 5. A demonstrated record of effective teaching in graduate and undergraduate electrical engineering courses; 6. Experience in academic course or program development; 7. Demonstrated effective verbal and interpersonal communication skills; 8. An appreciation of the University’s Marianist values of theory-to-practice, practical wisdom, inclusivity, community and educating the whole person.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. We are a diverse community committed, in the Marianist tradition, to educating the whole person and to linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service. As Marianists, we are a worldwide family of Catholic brothers, priests, sisters and committed lay people. Our spirit of hospitality and inclusiveness permeates campus. What distinguishes us is our constant seeking of truth and knowledge in our overall mission to improve the world.We ask big questions and take action in all realms of knowledge — the arts, sciences, religion, business, education, engineering and law.We lead and we serve because we believe that the more people we help to develop compassionate hearts and critical minds, the better our world will be.