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Assistant or Associate Professor, RISES University Research Center
University of Central Florida

Date Posted Sep. 9, 2021
Title Assistant or Associate Professor, RISES University Research Center
University University of Central Florida
Orlando , FL, United States
Department Electrical & Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Aug. 8, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering
    Engineering - Other

The University of Central Florida (UCF) has established several interdisciplinary clusters to strengthen its academic offerings and research mission. Accordingly, we are recruiting faculty in the area(s) of Energy Storage Systems, Resilience, and Sustainability. We plan to hire one tenured/tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor for the university’s research center on Resilient, Intelligent and Sustainable Energy Systems (RISES).

This is an interdisciplinary position that will be expected to strengthen both the RISES cluster and the chosen tenure home department. A strong advantage of this position is the ability of the candidate to choose multiple units for their appointment in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Sciences or both. Both individual/interdisciplinary infrastructure and startup support will be provided with this new position. Prior work experience with energy storage systems is highly preferred. The position will carry a rank commensurate with the candidate’s prior experience and record.

The ideal candidate will work at the intersection of several areas, such as: a) Battery Storage Technologies, b) Renewable electrolysis, c) Grid Integration, and/or d) Energy Storage Analysis. They will have research impact, as reflected in high-quality publications and the ability to build a funded and sustainable research program. All relevant technical areas will be considered. We are looking for a team player who can help bring together current campus efforts in energy systems research.

UCF is one of the nation’s largest universities with a diverse student body of over 70,000 students offering more than 200-degree programs. The Carnegie Foundation has classified UCF as a R1 Doctoral University for its high research activity and community engagement. This past fiscal year, UCF brought in a record amount of research funding approximately $205M. The RISES center is one of nation’s top university research centers as measured by federal funding. For the fifth consecutive year, UCF has been recognized among the nation’s most innovative universities according to U.S. News & World Report while Kiplinger’s and The Princeton Review have ranked UCF as one of the nation’s best values for a college education.

UCF is an economic engine, attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation. UCF’s Orlando location also puts it at the center of the Florida High Tech Corridor. The corridor has an excellent industrial base that includes software, defense, space, simulation and training, and a world- renowned entertainment industry. We encourage you to learn more about UCF at

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  • UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. As a Florida public university, UCF’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

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Contact Information

  • Nazanin Rahnavard
    Electrical & Computer Engineering
    University of Central Florida
    4328 Scorpius Street
    Orlando, FL 32816-2362


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