Johnson Controls Endowed Professorship

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites applications for Johnson Controls Endowed Professorship in energy storage research in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. This endowed professorship results from significant philanthropic support from Johnson Controls Inc. to establish a statewide partnership to foster innovative, collaborative, and internationally recognized research in the area of energy storage devices, and to deepen and expand the existing mutually beneficial partnership among Johnson Controls, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison. Johnson Controls has established a multi-million dollar, advanced energy storage research lab on the UW-Milwaukee campus, a state-of-the-art facility for lithium-ion battery research and development with a broad scope from fundamental chemistry to advanced battery packs and systems. The successful candidate holding the professorship will have tenure at UW- Milwaukee and is expected to play a key role in growing and enhancing the collaborative relationship of UW-Milwaukee with Johnson Controls and UW-Madison in the energy storage area.

UWM is a doctoral/research extensive university and Wisconsin’s premier public urban institution, offering a comprehensive liberal arts, sciences and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate level to its 30,000 students. The College of Engineering & Applied Science consists of five departments—Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, with ABET accredited programs. The College has more than 1,600 undergraduate students and over 400 graduate students, both Master’s and Doctoral. Greater Milwaukee, the third-ranked manufacturing center in the United States, is home to 400+ engineering firms and 1300+ manufacturing firms with annual receipts of 24 billion dollars. The College has a long history of industrial collaboration and research support. UW-Milwaukee is a doctoral/research extensive university and Wisconsin’s premier public urban institution. The College has a long history of industrial collaboration and research support. More details about the College can be found at http://www.uwm.edu/engineering/.

Candidates must be recognized as a national and international expert in energy storage technology research and education. Required qualifications include: Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant field, willingness and ability to develop strong research relationships with industries and government, a publication record of high-quality and high-impact research, and commitment to teaching excellence. Candidates with a strong track record of securing external funding, proven ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, experience in supervising students at all academic levels, and superior public speaking skills are preferred.

How To Apply:
On-Line Application Procedure: Application materials should include: a letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position; a curriculum vitae; a brief research plan; a teaching statement; and a list of three references that includes names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers. The complete application package must be submitted electronically to http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/16951

Screening begins on February 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to the Chair of the Search and Screen Committee. Prof. Junhong Chen at jhchen@uwm.edu Under Wisconsin’s open records law, requests for confidentiality will be honored, except that names and titles of all finalists must be disclosed upon request. UWM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment will require a criminal background check.