Electrical Engineering - Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Battery Technology and Electric Energy Storage Systems

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-04-13

Competition number: UOIT13-65
Faculty or Department: Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Position title: Canada Research Chair (Tier II): Battery Technology and Electric Energy Storage Systems
Appointment type: Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure-Track/Tenured
Posting date: April 12, 2013
Application review date: May 15, 2013

The Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) invites applications for a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) appointment. The Department is seeking an exceptional emerging researcher with potential to lead the field in Battery Technology and Electric Energy Storage Systems. The Department is seeking an internationally recognized researcher with an outstanding record of research and publications in battery technology and electric energy storage systems. The candidate should have demonstrated ability to lead in the emerging area of battery technology and electrical energy storage systems to address critical challenges in battery performance and energy storage systems for smart devices, transportation, and the electricity grid. In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience leading collaborative/interdisciplinary research teams, including successful collaboration with industry; attract and mentor graduate students; and secure external research funding.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) advances the discovery and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and innovative programs responsive to the needs of students, and the evolving 21st-century workplace. With more than 9,200 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in 70 programs delivered by exceptional faculty, UOIT promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. UOIT's commitment to accelerating economic growth and social innovation is realized through research collaborations with leading organizations.

The vision for research at UOIT is to be committed to and engaged in academic and research activities of national and international standards, especially those activities with strong potential to address issues of local, regional, national, and global significance. Research activity at this young university has grown dramatically with a research profile that is both competitive with, and distinct from, other Canadian universities. UOIT provides a supportive environment for interdisciplinary research and collaborations with other researchers across the university as a whole are strongly encouraged. UOIT's commitment to research excellence has resulted in millions of dollars in grants and awards, including ten Canada Research Chairs. For detailed information please visit: http://research.uoit.ca/about/success-in-research/index.php.

The Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering (ECSE) offers honours undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering, and Software Engineering. Also offered are degrees in Engineering and Management for each of these programs. The Department also offers Master's (MASc and MEng) and PhD programs in Electrical Engineering (with various specializations), and a graduate program (MEng) in Engineering Management. The Department is committed to excellence and innovation in interdisciplinary teaching and research, which is relevant to the needs of society and our surroundings. The Department promotes these ideals by emphasizing the integration of knowledge and technology to provide learning and research opportunities for students. Further details can be found at: http://engineering.uoit.ca.

The candidate must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and should demonstrate extensive research experience in battery technology and electric energy storage systems. In addition, the candidate must be registered, or eligible for, and committed to, registration as a Professional Engineer (PEng) in the Province of Ontario. It is essential that the candidate demonstrates commitment to research excellence, have the ability to develop collaborative academic and industry research partnerships, the ability to conduct a dynamic and world-class research program and exhibit strong teaching and communication skills. Appointment to this tenure-track or tenured faculty position will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, commensurate with the qualifications of the successful applicant.

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2013 until a suitable candidate is found. Applicants should submit in electronic format a curriculum vitae including a cover letter, list of publications, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and contract information of at least three referees to careers@uoit.ca with the applicant's name and the competition number in the subject line.

This position falls within the bargaining unit represented by the UOIT Faculty Association and will be subject to the terms and conditions of the collective agreement between the University and the UOIT Faculty Association. The collective agreement may be found on the Human Resources section of our website at http://www.uoit.ca.

UOIT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Canada Research Chairs are subject to review and approval by the CRC Secretariat. Further details on the CRC Program can be viewed at http://www.chairs.gc.ca.


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