Asst/Assoc Professor of Practice & Lab ManagerClassification Title:
12-Mo Non-Tenure Track FacultyCollege:
College of Engineering (Col)Department:
Permanent - Full-timeMonths per year:
12Primary 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 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 power laboratories on the ground floor (G-130). See http://epic.uncc.edu/ for more information. The successful candidate will be expected to consistently use the EPIC power labs for basic and applied research involving large power components and power hardware in the loop testing.Vacancy Open to:
All CandidatesDescription 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 Non-Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate teaching goals.
Teaching – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching (including lab, studio, or production management) may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, and grading student work.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 non-tenured Teaching Assistant/ Associate/ Professor position in the area of power engineering and advanced manufacturing, with emphasis on large-scale power component manufacturing and / or power converter development.Minimum Experience/Education:
The main purpose of the position is to guide the day to day research operations in the EPIC Flexible Energy Research Laboratory Suite (FEL) which is an advanced electric power research facility where researchers design and test controls and algorithms for power processing technologies and machine drives, evaluate high voltage cable and insulation components, and perform advanced grid modernization research.
The position is expected to execute research tasks on various projects conducted in the FEL and to guide and teach students on the set up and use of the laboratory equipment. The Professor of Practice (PoP) is expected to utilize the equipment in the FEL to complete essential research tasks. The position is expected to work as a principle investigator (PI) or with various principle investigators (PIs) to help in designing and completing tasks for various research projects, including simulation studies.
The Professor of Practice (PoP) will also work directly with students and provide them the opportunity to understand and develop skills in scientific research. This includes developing their analytical skills so they can establish research based on fundamentals of flexible energy engineering and validate the tests and models. Additionally, this position will instruct students in power engineering and power electronics utilizing the EPIC Flexible Energy Laboratory and equipment such as its load cycle current test systems and energy grid testing systems. The incumbent will instruct the students how to utilize testing tools for practical development of ideas that may lead to new technology. Each year the PoP will help assess, evaluate, and continuously improve student learning using data, lessons learned, and input from key stakeholders. He or she is also responsible for safety training for the EPIC FEL.
The position will be responsible for keeping the EPIC Flexible Energy Laboratory lab records and models of experiments in good operational order. The incumbent will maintain records of FEL inventory and manage ordering of FEL lab supplies and equipment. The incumbent will establish and maintain service records of FEL lab equipment. The incumbent will instruct/train undergraduate and graduate students in the standard methods of research. Publish results at conferences and in journals, and seek additional funding to support of the FEL lab.
Additionally the Professor of Practice is responsible for managing the FEL recharge unit. The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to develop appropriate testing and technical services using the FEL equipment. They will calculate the recharge rates and create quotes and invoices for both internal and external clients. As lab manager, the position is responsible for hiring and managing student and temp employees that will assist in providing the recharge unit services.
Candidates must have a PhD in Mechanical and / or Electrical Power Engineering with good experience in power systems and advanced manufacturing. Preference will be given to candidates with at least five years of professional work experience in an engineering-related position. Candidates must be able to work independently and with a diverse team; demonstrate excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills; and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment that serves a diverse student population as well as faculty, alumni, and industry.
Finally the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to EPIC, departmental, college, and university service.
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned masters and/or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:
Candidates must have a PhD in Mechanical or Electric Power Engineering with good experience in power systems and advanced manufacturing. Preference will be given to candidates with at least five years of professional work experience in an engineering-related position. Candidates must be able to work independently and with a diverse team; demonstrate excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills; and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment that serves a diverse student population as well as faculty, staff, alumni, and industry.Necessary Licenses/Certifications:
Professional Engineers License or the ability to obtain a PE license in North Carolina.Job Open Date:
09/17/2021Job Close Date:
11/07/2021Open Until Filled:
NoDate Review of Applications will Begin:
09/30/2021Proposed Hire Date: