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Appointment Type: Faculty Full-time
Department: Electrical/Computer Engineering
Categories: Faculty
Position Grade: PFELLOW

The Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering at Union College invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the area of microgrid modeling, monitoring, and control. This is a two-year position that begins no later than September 1, 2021, with flexibility to start earlier. 

The position investigates the use of real-time measurements to provide online model validation and stability assessment in microgrids. Which measurements are most appropriate? How should these measurements be obtained? What are the signal processing and/or data analytics approaches that should be used? What is the library of models that can be used to assess the proposed methodologies? This position will work closely with Dr. Luke Dosiek on an NSF-funded project that seeks to answer these questions.

A Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field is required. Candidates expecting to complete their doctoral thesis before September 2021 are welcome to apply. The successful candidate will have a strong background in microgrid modeling, monitoring, and control, including hardware-in-the-loop simulation. Candidates with experience in data analytics, system identification, or detection and estimation theory are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a statement regarding the ability to contribute to a diverse community, an up-to-date CV, a statement of research interests, and names and contact information for three references through our online application available at An email will be sent automatically to references requesting a letter of recommendation. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Note: all new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

We offer exceptional benefits including, but not limited to the following:

  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
  • 11% Employer Contribution to the 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, criminal history background check and pre-employment physical where applicable.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth-oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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