Assistant Professor in Sustainable Energy and System Simulation

  • University of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering
  • Norman, OK, USA
  • Jan 29, 2021
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences

Job Description

The School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (AME) at the University of Oklahoma is seeking candidates to fill one tenure-track position in mechanical engineering at the Assistant Professor level in the area of computational modeling and simulation of energy systems in support of sustainable buildings and communities.

The position is part of a strategic university Smart Grid and Community research and education initiative. Candidates who are interested in working collaboratively and collegially with faculty in AME and across the college and university are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas are of particular interest for the position:

  • energy storage systems such as batteries, dedicated thermal storage, and thermal storage associated with building HVAC systems
  • modeling and simulating coupled problems with multiple subsystems in a distributed manner
  • co-simulation of disparate modeling tools across buildings, electric grid, distributed energy resources, microclimate, etc.
  • simulation of microgrid technologies including but not limited to solar photovoltaic, combined heat and power, and diesel/natural gas generators
  • power generation and power transmission and distribution technologies
  • model data-analytics methods and sensing technology

Successful candidates are expected to develop a nationally recognized research program, mentor and nurture undergraduate and graduate students, and promote an inclusive environment inside and outside the classroom.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in mechanical engineering or a related field.

Department and Region: AME currently has 27 full-time faculty members and over 800 undergraduate and 70 graduate students. Currently, both AME and the Gallogly College of Engineering are experiencing strong growth in scholarly research, corporate and private donations, and student enrollment. AME has maintained its historically strong student quality with more than 70 National Merit Scholars currently enrolled.

The Gallogly College of Engineering holds strong the values of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We seek candidates who contribute to fostering an inclusive culture in all aspects of faculty responsibility, including within the classroom, the academic community, and within their professional commitments.  AME is one of five schools nationwide to have completed participation in TECAID, an NSF-funded program dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in engineering programs. More information about AME is available at

Application Details

Candidates are invited to submit a statement of teaching, a research plan, a curriculum vitae, a commitment to diversity statement, and a list of at least three references. Candidates should discuss how they have or intend to promote the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the diversity statement.

Review of candidates will begin on February 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is expected to be August 16, 2021. Candidates are requested to submit their applications at Please email with any questions about the position.


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