Lehigh University, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Position ID:Lehigh-Electrical and Computer Engineering-PET [#26307]
Position Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Power Electronics
Position Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Engineering / Power Electronics
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/10/20, updated 2023/10/19)
Position Description:   URMs  

The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University seeks to fill an open rank tenure-track/tenured position in Power Electronics for Fall 2024 in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE, https://engineering.lehigh.edu/ece) with a possibility of joint appointment(s) in other departments. We welcome applications from qualified individuals at all faculty ranks, including consideration of tenure at initial appointment for senior candidates. Applicants are required to have a doctorate in a relevant field by the date of hire.

We seek candidates who will develop strong research programs, contribute to our educational mission, complement our existing strengths, and collaborate effectively with colleagues. We particularly encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Successful candidates must also be committed to the enhancement of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment in which world-class faculty, staff, and students can thrive to their full potential.

Applications are welcome from candidates with research experience and interests in the area of power electronics, in a broad range of topics including, but not limited to, (Ultra-)Wide Bandgap (UWBG/WBG) Semiconductors, Integrated Power Electronics, Thermal Management, EMI Mitigation, Partial Discharge, Insulation Materials and Designs, Advanced Packaging Solutions, Reliability and Robustness, and Emerging Applications. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to actively utilize one or more of Lehigh’s well-equipped user facilities including those for nanofabrication, III-Nitride semiconductor growth, and device/material characterization (https://ifmd.lehigh.edu/facilities).

The successful candidate will join a growing interdisciplinary group of faculty members at Lehigh University working in related areas (https://ifmd.lehigh.edu/, https://wordpress.lehigh.edu/cpn/, https://icpie.lehigh.edu/) and will also be expected to teaching core engineering courses in ECE. The Rossin College consists of eight departments, twelve research-based M.S. and Ph.D. programs, ten professional master’s programs, and twelve undergraduate programs. The college also has multiple cross-college honors programs with the College of Business and with the College of Arts and Sciences. The College faculty includes approximately 130 tenure-track and 20 teaching faculty members, with a student body that includes approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 800 graduate students. The College has broad-based research activities across numerous areas of scholarly excellence and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, application materials should be received on-line by December 15, 2023.

Candidates should provide a Cover Letter; a full CV; a Research Statement that describes past scholarly contributions and future research directions; a Teaching Statement that describes instructional philosophy and courses that the candidate would want to teach or develop; a DEI Statement that describes prior DEI experience and the candidate’s vision for enhancing community and culture at Lehigh (the Lehigh ADVANCE Center's guide for understanding and preparing such statements is posted here); and the names and contact information for at least three references. Any inquiries regarding this search should be directed to Prof. Wenxin Liu, Chair of the Search Committee (wliu@lehigh.edu).

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering (http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/) and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/. Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html.

Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty. Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/dualcareer.html.

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Further Info:
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Packard Lab 354
19 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015