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Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Maine

Date Posted Sep. 21, 2023
Title Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University University of Maine
Orono, ME, United States
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Engineering - Other
    Sustainable Engineering

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Applications are invited for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the University of Maine (UMaine) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE, Applicants should have expertise in power engineering, emphasizing Renewable and Sustainable Energy and Smart Grids. The successful candidate will hold the Robert N Haskell Power Engineering Professorship for a 5-year term (renewable subject to performance review). Applicants should demonstrate potential for excellence in research, scholarship, teaching, and technical communication. The candidate will be expected to build a creative R&D program, secure extramural funding, publish scholarly work, and supervise M.S. and Ph.D. students. Additionally, the candidate must be dedicated to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses related to power engineering, such as electric power conversion, electric power systems, and smart grids. The responsibilities of this position are 50% teaching and 50% research. This faculty position also requires active engagement in service to the profession, UMaine, and the State of Maine. ECE is committed to sharing with the community and K-12 students the wonders of science and technology through activities ranging from scientific ballooning to hands-on learning about energy efficiency and environmental impact. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to this mission.

ECE is part of the Maine College of Engineering and Computing (MCEC), a statewide, integrated college that promotes collaboration among engineering and computing disciplines and provides workforce and innovations for economic growth. MCEC includes the College of Engineering and School of Computing and Information Science at UMaine, the Department of Engineering at the University of Southern Maine (USM), with other collaborators including the Department of Computer Science at USM and computing programs at the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) and other campuses within the University of Maine System. With its excellent faculty, ECE offers ABET-accredited BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. At the graduate level, ECE offers 4+1, 4+2, MS, and PhD programs. The successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with multiple research centers at UMaine, such as the upcoming 78,000 - 92,000 ft2 Green Engineering & Materials (GEM) Lab and the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions. A comprehensive list of research centers at UMaine can be found at

UMaine, as a former NSF ADVANCE institution, is committed to diversity in our workforce and dual-career couples. It is our intention to create an environment that is inclusive of all individuals. Therefore, UMaine aspires to become a more diverse community to extend its enriching benefits to all participants. An essential feature of our community is an environment that supports exploration, learning, and work free from bias and harassment, thereby improving the growth and development of each member of the community.



  • D. degree in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field by date of hire
  • Strong educational background including research/scholarship in the power area, especially  renewable energy and smart grids


  • Expertise in Next Generation Energy System; Modeling, Control and Operation of Smart Grids, Distributed Energy Resources; Electricity Markets and Microgrids
  • Experience in both Smart Grid hardware and software aspects
  • Interest in supervising student projects on Electric Vehicles (EVs)
  • Knowledge/understanding of Smart Grid education and training for both  the general public and K-12 students
  • Demonstrated experience or willingness to mentor minority and women students

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references
4.) A statement of research interests and teaching interests in the context of the ECE Department at UMaine (a maximum of 5 pages)
5.) PDFs of the candidate’s three most significant scholarly publications

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:
Initial review of applications to begin: December 4, 2023
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: January 2, 2024
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: January 29, 2024
Tentative start date: April 1, 2024, or any date mutually agreed upon 

The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening

  • The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. Please contact the Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 N. Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469 at 207-581-1226 (voice), TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), or with questions or concerns.

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Contact Information

  • Don Hummels
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    University of Maine
    Orono, ME 04469


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