The Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga invites applications for a post-doctoral position in the area of electric power systems to begin in the 2012/13 Academic Year. This is a one year appointment with possibility of renewal.

We are seeking a candidate with expertise in one or more of the following key areas: power system modeling and analysis, power operation and control, smart distribution system, smart grid, IEC 61850, PMUs, and power system relaying. A candidate with strong programming skills such as Matlab and Simulink, and possesses hands on experience on real-time digital simulator (Opal RT) and relay testing is preferred.

Successful candidate is expected to engage in high level research, support activities related to work force development, demonstrate performance in a collaborative teamwork environment, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and must be committed to contributing to the goals and objectives of the program’s progressive growth. The approximate start date will be October 1, 2012.

The Department of Electrical Engineering is contained in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. The Department offers the B.S.-E.E. and M.S. degrees. The undergraduate program follows the ABET accreditation guidelines and is fully accredited. The department currently has seven full time faculty members, and approximately 140 undergraduate and 26 graduate students. The department recently secured approximately close to $3 million dollars grants from Department of Energy and National Science Foundation. It has excellent laboratories and strong ties with industry. Significant local opportunities exist for industrial activities in electrical engineering. The department is growing with enrollment doubled within the past two years. Likewise the number of full-time faculty has doubled within the same period. For more information, please visit EE department’s website at: http://www.utc.edu/ee.

UTC is one of four primary campuses in The University of Tennessee System. There are approximately 11,000 students. Chattanooga is a dynamic, mid-sized city with a metropolitan population in excess of 400,000. The city is blessed with unusual scenic beauty and exceptional recreational and cultural attractions and it currently has the fastest fiber optics communication in the country. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) is located in the service area of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA), one of the nation’s largest public power corporations. UTC is also located within two miles of the Electric Power Board (EPB). EPB was recently awarded the 12th largest DOE grant in the nation worth $111 million to create a comprehensive Smart Grid system.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/Title IX/Section 504 ADA institution, and, as such, encourages the application of qualified women and minorities.

Applications should include a cover letter, a complete resume, and the names of two references. Application materials should also include research interests and career aspirations in electrical engineering. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications in MS Word or PDF format should be sent electronically to Ms. Sherri Crawford at sherri-crawford@utc.edu.