The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of integration and control of energy systems. The selected candidate will also be the holder of the Fred Kaiser Professorship in Integration and Control of Energy Systems at UBC for a specified term, renewable subject to a renewal process. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2024, or shortly thereafter.

The Fred Kaiser Professorship in Integration and Control of Energy Systems presents a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of energy systems that are pivotal for achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This professorship is intended for researchers who are capable of establishing a research program at UBC that will address the complexities of sustainable energy sources, electric vehicles, and distributed power generation. The successful candidate will lead research in advanced power converters, controllers, and energy systems integration to convert intermittent raw power into reliable energy for cities, remote communities, and e-mobility. Furthermore, the professorship offers a unique opportunity for collaboration with the Fred Kaiser Chair in Power Conversion and Sustainability, facilitating synergistic initiatives that drive innovation and excellence. This role goes beyond traditional boundaries, emphasizing educational activities that extend outside the classroom, including the mentorship of student teams, promotion of interdisciplinary education, and active engagement in outreach initiatives.


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