The director helps develop and carry out the mission, vision, and values of Advanced Grid Institute (AGI), while representing AGI internally to WSU and PNNL, and externally to the power research community, industry and government.
The director provides leadership in increasing research and discretionary funding of AGI through Federal programs and industry support including large multi-disciplinary research projects.
The director provides leadership in increasing partnerships and collaborations with industry, universities, and other research institutions.
The director facilitates effective collaborations among AGI team members.
The director represents and enhances the visibility and recognition of the WSU and PNNL programs in electric power engineering, and helps grow the power programs at the two institutions.
The director serves as a role model of a successful and well-recognized faculty member.
A record of scholarly achievement appropriate for appointment as a full professor.
An earned doctorate in electrical engineering or a closely related field.
Demonstrated technical leadership in electric power systems.
Demonstrated management and leadership skills in an academic, research institution and/or professional setting with excellent communication skills.
Record of engagement with external constituents in industry, academia and government both nationally and internationally.
Demonstrated expertise in leading multiple major academic and industrial institutions in the conduct of research and industry adoption of new concepts.
Due to the partnership with PNNL and their security requirements ability to provide proof of US citizenship.
Demonstrated track record with leading energy system consortia and/or regional energy planning and operational stakeholders in the application of leading analytic and modeling concepts for grid resilience, reliability and modernization.
Ability to interact effectively and professionally with a wide range of people representing the various disciplines in Universities and National Laboratories.
Proven record of working with an advisory board and other external constituents.
April 26, 2021 and will continue until the position has been filled.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions: It is anticipated that the successful candidate will begin the appointment either in August 2021 or January 2022. Applicants will need to attach and include the following documents within the application:
1) A cover letter indicating the reasons for interest in the position and a summary of qualifications.
2) Applications should also include a statement of personal views on the research directions in electric power and energy, on the administration of research centers, and on the strategic leadership needed for their continuing growth (up to three pages).
3) A detailed curriculum vita with contact information included for four (4) references.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 9 Month
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