The Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Vermont (UVM) invites outstanding candidates for a tenure-track appointment in Electrical Engineering. We are particularly interested in those conducting research in the following two areas: (1) Energy and power systems including renewable energy systems integration, grid-interactive efficient buildings, IoT, and cyberphysical systems; (2) Solid-state systems including analog/digital VLSI design and semiconductor processes. Outstanding candidates in other fields of research synergistic to ongoing research and new initiatives will also be considered. Positions will be nominally at the Assistant Professor level; however, highly-qualified and experienced candidates at the Associate Professor level will also be considered. Candidates are expected to hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field, and a doctorate in Electrical Engineering or a related field. The anticipated start date is Fall 2022.
Successful candidates will develop and maintain an active externally-funded research program, advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute broadly to both undergraduate and graduate teaching in the Electrical Engineering program at UVM. The Department values interdisciplinary and collaborative research, as well as innovative approaches to an inclusive engineering education. Strong ties exist within UVM’s engineering departments, local industry (for example, GlobalFoundries, IBM, Beta Technologies, Dynapower, Burlington Electric Department, and VELCO, along with UVM spinoffs Benchmark Space Systems and Packetized Energy), and national laboratories (including a joint appointment agreement with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, PNNL). The successful candidate can leverage these opportunities. The engineering programs at UVM have seen significant recent growth in undergraduate and graduate student enrollments and research funding, and that growth has accelerated with the introduction of new programs such as the biomedical engineering and data science degrees. To support this growth, the University recently completed its largest-ever capital project with the construction of the STEM Complex.
The University of Vermont, established in 1791, is a comprehensive research university and is located in Burlington, Vermont. The University enjoys a panoramic setting on the shores of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Burlington, a city of 43,000 in a metropolitan area of 214,000, is often rated as one of the best small cities in America. Widely known for its music and food scene as well as its outdoor and adventure lifestyle (Outside Magazine and National Geographic), Burlington has also been hailed as a top technology hub (Forbes) and a city of the future (Business Insider). While located in the idyllic rural state of Vermont, our frontier paradise is only a two-hour drive to Montreal and a four-hour drive to Boston. In addition, Burlington International Airport offers direct flights to numerous North American destinations.
UVM is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service, scholarship, or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the UVM community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground. To that end, candidates must provide a diversity impact statement as part of the application detailing how they will further the diversity of the unit through their teaching, research, and service.
In addition to the diversity impact statement, the application package should include a detailed curriculum vitae (CV), a cover letter, the names and contact information of at least three references (these must be entered into and will be managed by the UVM jobs system), a research statement describing current and future research activities and directions, and a teaching statement describing teaching interests and philosophy. A background check will be conducted on the final candidate. Evaluation of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.