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

The Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate position, beginning Fall 2020. This position is associated with an NSF-funded project entitled “CAREER: The Science of Measurement-based Stability Assessment and Model Validation for Microgrids.” For more information, please visit The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Build and maintain an extensive library of microgrid models 
  • Research system identification approaches for use in microgrids
  • Use a real-time digital simulator with hardware-in-the-loop to
    • validate system identification techniques
    • test synchronized point-on-wave hardware measurement tools
    • test inverter-based probing signal injection techniques
  • Publish findings in top journals and conferences
  • Work alongside and advise undergraduates on research tasks
  • Engage in K-12 outreach
  • Assist in the modernization of the power curriculum at Union

A Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field is required. Candidates expecting to complete their doctoral thesis before September 2020 are also welcome to apply. Excellent candidates in areas that strongly support the above research activities will be considered.

Applications should include

  • A cover letter that addresses how the candidate can further Union’s critical priority of increasing diversity and inclusiveness
  • An up-to-date CV
  • A Research Statement that demonstrates fit with the above research activities in addition to addressing how the candidate will include undergraduate students in their scholarly activities

Please provide names and contact information for three references when you complete the online application.  An email will be sent automatically requesting that they upload their letter of recommendation to our system. 

Application review will begin March 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. 

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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