Assistant Professor (Energy Storage Systems)

Updated: 4 months ago

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation at the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering invites applications for

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS (tenure track) 

The scope of the position is in the role of energy storages in power systems, considering the impacts of power-to-heat, sector coupling, and developing hydrogen economy. Application areas include electricity distribution systems, power transmission systems and electrical applications related to green transition of energy use.

As a tenure-track faculty member, you are expected to complement the expertise of the current faculty by bringing new ideas and perspectives into our community. You are also expected to teach power engineering and energy conversion, with the typical teaching load of two courses per year.

The position will be filled at the assistant professor level. The position will be located at the Aalto University Campus.

Your experience and ambitions
We are looking for applicants with
• a doctorate in electrical engineering or energy engineering

• a proven ability and passion to carry out high-quality research and publish in top venues of the discipline

• potential to attract research funding and build up your own research group

• an interest to collaborate with industry

• ability to build a high-level international collaboration network

• motivation to teach at undergraduate and/or graduate levels

We offer
• a tenure track position with promotion to tenured position based on merits

• a competitive benefits package including access to health care

• start-up funding and grant writing support to help you establish your own group

• excellent collaboration possibilities within the university

• great future in one of the happiest and safest countries in the world, with comprehensive social security system and free education up to university level

Aalto tenure track

This position belongs to our tenure track system and will be filled to the assistant professor level. The salary is based on Aalto University salary system, but you can also provide your own salary requests. Getting tenure and advancement on Aalto tenure track is based on an evaluation of your achievements and merits against the Aalto tenure track criteria. Please see the details about the tenure track path at Aalto at https://www.aalto.fi/en/tenure-track/tenure-track-career-path and evaluation criteria at https://www.aalto.fi/services/tenure-track-evaluation-criteria .

Scientific environment

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation (EEA) focuses on three research areas: Power Systems and Energy Conversion (PSEC), Control Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CRAS), and Health Technology (HTech). In PSEC, we develop new methods, devices, and systems for substantially increasing the share of renewable energy and improving energy efficiency, focusing on making renewables, energy storage, and digital services the essence of power systems. In CRAS, we develop generic methodologies and practices focusing on control systems, field robotics, intelligent robotics, robotic instruments, industry automation systems, and automation software for distributed systems. In HTech, we develop technologies for improved and predictive diagnostic tools and efficient therapeutic methods and offer new analytical techniques for basic medical research focusing on making medical solutions that enable personalized treatments, homecare and data driven clinical decisions. (http://eea.aalto.fi/en/ )

The department manages and has access to a substantial amount of research and education infrastructure and is committed to renewal and development of its infrastructure through internal and external funding. Besides its participation in the school-wide doctoral education, the Department offers a Master’s degree programme in the above focus areas and is heavily involved in the teaching and education in other cross-disciplinary programmes as well.

How to apply

Please submit your application latest on April 17th, 2022 through our recruiting system by using the "Apply" link. Aalto University’s employees and visitors please note: you should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> Career -> find jobs (not external aalto.fi webpage on open positions) by using your existing Workday user account.

Please include the following pdf documents in English (maximum size by each document is 5mb and maximum number of documents is 5).

1) cover letter

2) curriculum vitae (with contact information, the ResearcherID number, list of referees with contact information)

3) list of publications (in which the five most significant publications highlighted and your role in them described)

4) research portfolio describing past research and plans for the future research

5) teaching portfolio describing teaching experience and plans for teaching

General instructions for applicants including language requirements and guidelines for compiling the teaching portfolio, research portfolio and CV are at https://www.aalto.fi/tenure-track/interested-in-joining-our-tenure-track .

More information

If you wish to hear more about the position or us, please contact Professor Jorma Kyyrä, jorma.kyyra(at)aalto.fi. In case you have questions related to the recruitment process, please contact HR Coordinator Camilla Hanganpää, camilla.hanganpaa(at)aalto.fi.

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open or to extend the application period.

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