Title: Director, Energy Efficiency Center & Chevron Chair in Energy Efficiency
Institution: University of California, Davis
Location: Davis, California
Deadline: December 15, 2015
Position Description: The University of California, Davis, seeks an internationally recognized expert in energy efficiency science, technology, or policy to lead the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center (EEC) as faculty director and associate or full professor, and to become holder of the prestigious Chevron Chair in Energy Efficiency. The EEC was launched with a major grant from the California Clean Energy Fund (CalCEF) in the spring of 2006, and was established as the nation’s first university center to focus exclusively on energy efficiency. With CalCEF funding, additional support from UC Davis and each of the leadership sponsors – American Honda, Chevron Corporation, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Microsoft, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Sempra Energy, Southern California Edison, Walmart, and Wells Fargo – the EEC is poised to deliver important new research, education, and outreach activities.
The EEC works closely with government, industry, and various research centers to accelerate the development and commercialization of energy efficient technologies. The EEC director will join an exciting and enriching academic environment with a strong cadre of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to the Center’s mission and advancement. The director will provide strong leadership in organizing, managing, and communicating the Center’s interdisciplinary research, teaching, and outreach efforts. The director will actively participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, conduct research, and provide service to the university and the public.
Qualifications: To be considered, applicants must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant energy-efficiency related field, outstanding leadership and administrative experience, an excellent record of accomplishment in teaching, research, and extension or outreach, and demonstrated ability to initiate, coordinate, and conduct research and educational programs in one or more areas of energy efficiency science, technology, or policy. The applicant must be qualified to be appointed to the tenured title of associate or full professor in one or more departments. The applicant must also have exceptional interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to work effectively with individuals representing a diversity of backgrounds, interests, and positions both within and outside the University of California. Demonstrated skill in obtaining overhead-bearing and gift extramural funds is expected.
Application Process: Applicants should visit http://eec.ucdavis.edu/ and follow instructions for submitting on-line applications. Applicants will be asked to submit a curriculum vitae including publication list, three related publications, a statement of teaching and research interests, a statement describing vision and leadership experience, and the names and addresses (including e-mail and telephone numbers) of five references. In addition, the applicants may submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity that highlights past efforts to encourage diversity.
Inquiries should be directed to:
Analyst, Energy Efficiency Center
University of California
1605 Tilia Street
Davis, CA 95616
The position is open until filled, but to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2015.
UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.