EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Thank you for your interest in employment with Clemson University and the SCE&G Energy Innovation Center. Below are links / information regarding open positions within the Energy Innovation Center.

Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty Search for Power and Energy Faculty at the Charleston Innovation Campus in N. Charleston, SC and the Clemson University main campus in Clemson, SC

Applications and nominations are sought for multiple faculty positions in electrical power engineering at two locations: Clemson University’s new Zucker Family Graduate Education Center at its Charleston Innovation Campus in North Charleston, SC (http://www.clemson.edu/restoration/) and the main Clemson campus in Clemson, SC (http://www.clemson.edu/ece/). Each position will be filled with an individual who merits the rank of Associate or Full Professor with tenure and who has a nationally recognized record of outstanding scholarship. Appropriately qualified candidates may be considered for a Titled Professorship. The candidate’s teaching and research should encompass a broad range of topics related to power systems, electric machines and drives, power electronics, energy storage, energy analytics, and wind and solar power integration. A solid understanding of the cyberinfrastructure-related areas of power systems such as embedded systems, cybersecurity, networking, and remote sensing is also important. The persons filling the positions in both N. Charleston, SC, and Clemson, SC will hold a faculty position in the Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University.

The Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is one of the largest and most active departments at Clemson, with 36 faculty members, approximately 550 undergraduates and 200 graduate students.  The Charleston Campus houses a $98M power facility initiated in 2009 from a $45M Department of Energy grant.  The facility includes the SCE&G Energy Innovation Center which contains the world’s most-advanced wind-turbine drivetrain testing facility capable of full-scale highly accelerated mechanical and electrical testing of advanced drivetrain systems for wind turbines.  The SCE&G Energy Innovation Center also houses the Duke Energy Electrical Grid Research Innovation and Development Center, a facility with real-time simulation and 20MVA hardware-in-the-loop capability. The main campus includes state-of-the-art real-time simulation facilities for research in intelligent control of the electric grid, a modern power-electronics laboratory, and a strong undergraduate and graduate emphasis in power systems.

Clemson University is a land-grant institution for the State of South Carolina enrolling approximately 17,100 undergraduates and 4,300 graduate students. Five interdisciplinary colleges house strong programs in architecture, engineering, science, agriculture, business, social sciences, arts and education. A faculty of 1,400 and staff of 3,500 support 84 undergraduate degree offerings, 73 master’s degree programs and 40 Ph.D. programs. An annual operating budget of approximately $956 million and an endowment of $623 million fund programs and operations. The University has externally funded research expenditures of $100 million per year. Research and economic development activities are enhanced by public-private partnerships at 3 innovation campuses and 6 research and education centers located throughout South Carolina.  Clemson University is ranked 23th among national public universities by U.S. News & World Report.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field. Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching strategy, and a minimum of five references with full contact information. Application material should be submitted electronically at the following Web link: https://apply.interfolio.com/39798 The cover letter should indicate whether the Charleston or Clemson location (or both) is of interest to the applicant. To ensure full consideration, applicants must apply by February 15, 2017; however, the search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

School of Computing

Cluster Faculty Search for Tenure-Track Faculty Positions in the School of Computing with a Power and Energy Analytics Focus

Applications and nominations are sought for multiple focused faculty positions in the School of Computing. The positions are targeted for the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center in Charleston, South Carolina. Scope includes the rank of tenured or tenure track Associate or Assistant Professor. Senior applicants are expected to have a nationally recognized record of outstanding scholarship.  The ideal candidate will have teaching and research interests encompassing the application of computer science, visualization, or visual analytics to problems in electric power. Possible focus areas could be energy analytics, cyber and physical security, IT-OT, load and resource forecasting. The persons filling the positions may also hold a joint appointment position with the Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson.

The School of Computing includes 31 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 6 lecturers, and 700+ undergraduate and 200+ graduate students. The School offers BA and BS degrees in Computer Science, BS in Computer Information Systems, MS in Computer Science, MFA in Digital Production Arts, PhD in Computer Science, and PhD in Human-Centered Computing. The Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is one of the largest and most active departments at Clemson, with over 40 faculty members, approximately 550 undergraduates and 190 graduate students.

The Zucker Family Graduate Education Center is Clemson’s Charleston innovation campus. It houses a $98M power facility initiated in 2009 from a $45M Department of Energy grant. The facility includes the SCE&G Energy Innovation Center which contains the world’s most-advanced wind-turbine drivetrain testing facility capable of full-scale highly accelerated mechanical and electrical testing of advanced drivetrain systems for wind turbines. The SCE&G Energy Innovation Center also houses the Duke Energy Electrical Grid Research Innovation and Development (eGRID) Center, a facility with real-time simulation and 20MVA hardware-in-the-loop capability. More Charleston campus information is available at http://www.clemson.edu/restoration/.

Clemson University is a doctoral granting R1 research, land-grant institution for the State of South Carolina enrolling approximately 17,100 undergraduates and 4,300 graduate students with 8,500 ethnic minorities. Five interdisciplinary colleges house strong programs in architecture, engineering, science, agriculture, business, social sciences, arts and education. A faculty of 1,400 and staff of 3,500 support 84 undergraduate degree offerings, 73 master’s degree programs and 40 Ph.D. programs. An annual operating budget of approximately $956 million, and an endowment of $623 million fund programs and operations. The University has externally funded research expenditures of $100 million per year. Research and economic development activities are enhanced by public-private partnerships at 3 innovation campuses and 6 research and education centers located throughout South Carolina. Clemson University is ranked 23rd among national public universities by U.S. News & World Report.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field.  For full consideration, applicants should submit their materials by February 15th, 2017.  Application review will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should upload a current curriculum vita and names of three references with full contact information to:  https://apply.interfolio.com/39736.

 

Wind Turbine Test / Research Engineer

Clemson University was selected by the US DOE to build a large wind turbine drive train test facility to provide testing services to the wind industry with the goal of improving reliability and reducing the cost of energy delivered.  The facility was built at the Clemson University Restoration Institute located at the Charleston Naval Complex in North Charleston, SC.  The mission of the facility is to provide high quality testing services to the wind turbine industry for testing of up to 15 MW turbines, drive trains, generators, and/or gearboxes.

The Research Engineer will be part of a team for hands-on day-to-day operation, maintenance, and trouble-shooting of the test center equipment including the 7.5MW and 15MW wind turbine dynamometers, the 15MW grid simulator, and customer devices under test.  This position requires an individual with a good understanding of and experience in testing of mechanical systems, a commitment to safety and environmental stewardship, outstanding interpersonal skills, excellent organization skills, strong engineering background and sound business acumen. The Test Engineer will work closely with end-users of the facility to safely meet their testing requirements.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a team at the ground level on this exciting project in the Coastal Charleston Area of South Carolina that provides excellent work / life balance.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a BS in Electrical or Mechanical engineering degree from an accredited university, college or institution of higher learning.  Strong educational and practicing background in mechanical systems testing, design and integration.
  • Solid understanding of power systems and requirements of working around large electrical and stored energy mechanical systems.
  • At least 5 years of post BS experience directly related to wind turbine or mechanical drive system testing.
  • Experience in data acquisition, sensors, test protocol development, test equipment development and implementation.
  • Good understanding of safety regulations related to large scale testing and industrial facilities.

To apply, please visit http://www.clemson.edu/employment/prospective/findjobs.html.

 

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.