Professorship in Energy Storage Research

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for Johnson Controls Endowed Professorship in energy storage research in the College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS). This endowed professorship results from a recent significant philanthropic support from Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) to establish a statewide partnership to foster innovative, collaborative, and internationally recognized research in the area of energy storage devices, and to deepen and expand the existing mutually beneficial partnership among JCI, UWM, and UW-Madison. Three dedicated funds will support this endowed professorship: the JCI Endowed Professorship in Energy Storage Research Fund at UWM, the JCI Energy Storage Research Lab Fund and the JCI Graduate Research Fellows Fund at the UW-Madison.

The College seeks exceptional individuals to be appointed as a tenured Full Professor. Candidates must be recognized as a national and international expert in energy storage technology education and research. Required qualifications include: Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant field, willingness and ability to develop strong research relationships with industries and/or government, a publication record of high-quality and high-impact research, and commitment to teaching excellence. Candidates with strong track record of securing external funding, demonstrable ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, experience in supervising students at all academic levels are preferred. The successful candidate holding the professorship will have a tenure home at UWM and will be offered the appropriate joint appointment at UW-Madison, and is expected to maintain laboratories and supervise graduate students at both UWM and UW-Madison (anticipated at approximately 70%- 30% respectively).

UWM is a doctoral/research extensive university and Wisconsin’s premier public urban institution, offering a comprehensive liberal arts, sciences and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate level to its 30,000 students. The College of Engineering & Applied Science consists of five departments--Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Materials, and Mechanical Engineering, with ABET accredited programs. The College has more than 1,900 undergraduate students and over 300 graduate students, both Master’s and Doctoral. External grants and contracts for the College increased by 300% over the previous year, a trend that is expected to continue. Greater Milwaukee, the third-ranked manufacturing center in the United States, is home to 400+ engineering firms and 1300+ manufacturing firms with annual receipts of 24 billion dollars. The College has a long history of industrial collaboration and research support. More details about the College can be found at

On-Line Application Procedure:

 Application materials should include: a letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position; a curriculum vitae; a brief research plan; a teaching statement, requested departmental affiliation, and a list of three references that includes names, addresses (including e-mail), and telephone numbers. The complete application package must be submitted electronically to the following address Screening begins on September 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to Dr. Junhong Chen, at 414- 229-2615 or to Under Wisconsin’s open records law, requests for confidentiality will be honored, except that names and titles of all finalists must be disclosed upon request. UWM offers competitive salary and startup packages, commensurate with experience. Further information about UWM may be found at UWM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment will require a criminal background check. For the UWM Campus Security Report see, or call the Office of Student Life at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.