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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Power and Energy Systems

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Power and Energy Systems

Norman, OK
Open Date:
Nov 30, 2021

The University of Oklahoma School of Electrical and Computer Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor rank starting Fall 2022.  Candidates are sought in the areas of electric energy systems and smart grids, including but not limited to, power systems engineering, power quality and protection, power electronics, smart building technology, renewable energy and distributed generation, and cyber-physical power systems.

Established in 1890, the University of Oklahoma is a comprehensive public research university offering a wide array of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and extensive continuing education and public service programs. For an improved nation-wide energy independence and sustainability, power and energy systems is one of the research themes of the Gallogly College of Engineering with strategic goals of developing unique technologies to: 1) support efficient, resilient, diversified and distributed energy systems; 2) establish new facilities to provide hands-on experiential training and education with modernization technologies; 3) develop and nurture meaningful collaborative relationships among federal agencies, national laboratories, and industry.

Successful candidates will be expected to have a passion for teaching as well as research. Excellent and innovative instruction, development of innovative research projects, an ethos of care and support of students, effective mentorship and guidance of research-active students, and a commitment to inclusive environments in the classroom, office, and labs are all critical characteristics of the successful candidate.

The University of Oklahoma invests in its faculty by providing support and resources through our Center for Faculty Excellence and Vice President for Research and Partnerships Office. The Gallogly College of Engineering supports faculty development through mentoring, new faculty orientation series, and access to research and educational supports. We encourage candidates to apply who are seeking to work in a rapidly growing college, in collegial interdisciplinary groups, and in strong academic units.

The Gallogly College of Engineering holds strong the values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We seek candidates who contribute to fostering an inclusive culture in all aspects of faculty responsibility, including within the classroom, the academic community, and within their professional commitments. 


The position requires an earned doctorate in electrical and/or computer engineering, or a closely related discipline. Serious consideration will be given to exceptional candidates who also possess a record of professional/industrial achievement sufficient for an untenured position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to: (a) contribute to research efforts in the development of smart grid technology, control of renewable energy resources and enhancement of grid security; (b) teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should provide 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research interests, 4) a statement of teaching interests (no more than 3 pages each), 5) a statement discussing their professional experience with and how they intend to promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 6) the contact information for at least three references.

Applications should be submitted online at Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

For questions you may contact:

     Dr. Rodney Keele, Assistant Director
     School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
     110 W. Boyd St., Rm. 150
     Norman, OK  73019-1102
     Voice:  405.325.4723

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement 

 The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.


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