Arizona State University — Professor (All Ranks) in Automotive and Energy Systems

Arizona State University
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
The Polytechnic School
Professors (All Ranks) in Clean Energy Systems
Location: Arizona State University – Polytechnic Campus

This search is part of ASU’s engagement with Arizona’s New Economy Initiative (NEI), a bold effort to ensure that Arizona leads the new economy that will rely on engineering, computing, and technology to drive sustainable growth, resilience, and opportunities for all. To align with NEI’s efforts to strengthen Arizona’s key research themes including energy materials and devices, advanced manufacturing, extreme environments and so on, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) and The Polytechnic School seeks qualified applicants for three tenure-track or tenured faculty positions in the following focus areas:

(i) Energy Storage Systems and Applications with a focus on design, development and accelerated performance and durability assessment of various clean energy systems (Battery and Fuel Cell systems), engineering and management of environmental systems, etc.;

(ii) Smart Vehicle Systems and Applications with a major focus on vehicle perception, connectivity, communication, cybersecurity, connected and automated vehicles, shared mobility, etc.;

(iii) Power Electronics and Vehicle Electrification with a major focus on EV charging and optimization, G2V/V2G network integration with smart grid, EV charging load impact on utility/micro grids, sensors, and actuators, etc.

The Polytechnic School, one of the seven Fulton Schools of Engineering, houses a vibrant research community focusing on energy materials and devices (batteries and fuel cells), vehicle dynamics and control, multi-vehicle systems, solar photovoltaics, power electronics, electric vehicles, connected and automated vehicles, shared mobility, etc. (Learn more at The Polytechnic campus is also home to faculty advancing research in engineering education and human systems/factors, and has strong and growing ties to aerospace, defense, semiconductor, energy/utility and other manufacturing sectors that are well represented in the region.

We seek applicants who will contribute to our academic programs, promote transdisciplinary teaching, and research, and help the University to achieve its aspirations, including enabling student success, transforming society, valuing entrepreneurship, and conducting use-inspired research. Faculty members in the Fulton Schools are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, adopt effective pedagogical practices in the development and delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses, advise both undergraduate and graduate student research and projects and undertake service activities.

Appointments will be at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor rank commensurate with the candidates’ experience and accomplishments, beginning August 2023. Although the tenure home may be in any of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, The Polytechnic School is currently the most involved in the interest of these research areas.

Required qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate degree in Electrical/Electronics/Mechanical/Chemical/Automotive Engineering or related discipline by the time of appointment
  • Evidence of excellence in research, as appropriate to the candidate’s rank, and
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching, as appropriate to the candidate’s rank

Desired qualifications:

  • A commitment to a collaborative, transdisciplinary approach to research and teaching
  • A commitment to mentoring students and delivering courses in multiple technology-enhanced
  • A commitment to curriculum development and innovative pedagogy
  • An appreciation for entrepreneurial activities

Application Instructions
Application deadline is November 30, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. To apply, visit and select “apply now” next to the corresponding position. Candidates will be asked to create or use an existing Interfolio Dossier to submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement describing research interests (two pages maximum)
  • Statement describing teaching interests and philosophy (two pages maximum)
  • Statement describing commitment and approaches to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and
  • Contact information for three references

For additional information regarding position specifics, please contact the search committee chair, Professor A.M. Kannan via email at

*The ASU Charter states, “ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.” The Fulton Schools of Engineering are dedicated to continuous innovation, student success, faculty excellence, and cultivation of an environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive and promotes belonging. The diversity statement provides applicants an opportunity to describe their past, current, and planned activities in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion and how future activities will align with upholding the ASU Charter.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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