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Professor in Electric Power Engineering and Policy

Carnegie Mellon University
Pennsylvania, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Nov 5, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Economics, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Engineering & Public Policy (EPP, at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a faculty position at the tenured associate or full professor level. In addition to the usual research, teaching, and service expectations of a faculty member of that rank, we seek scholars with a broad understanding of the engineering and policy issues facing the electric power sector who can direct the research and teaching mission of our Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center.

The Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center (CEIC), established in 2001, is a joint endeavor between Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)’s College of Engineering and its Tepper School of Business. Faculty affiliated with CEIC are drawn from eight academic units across campus. CEIC’s primary mission is to work with industry, labor, government and all other relevant stakeholders to address the strategic problems of the electricity industry. CEIC works on identifying, addressing, and solving interconnected engineering and policy problems for the industry.  The Center also produces a cadre of well-trained graduate student researchers, many of whom continue to address the industry’s problems in subsequent professional careers. Fundraising expectations include continuing the existing CEIC funding for graduate students, seminar series, and meetings.

Appointments across multiple departments, which are strongly supported and part of the culture at CMU, are possible when appropriate. This appointment may be made wholly within EPP, or jointly with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, or jointly with the Tepper School of Business. Carnegie Mellon offers highly competitive salaries and start-up packages in an attractive urban environment.


Applicants should possess an outstanding research record in areas related to the electric power industry, excellent teaching skills, and a strong interest in and aptitude for interdisciplinary research. The EPP faculty is interdisciplinary and as such the position is expected to attract candidates from a variety of fields, including but not limited to economics, engineering, power systems, energy justice, and public policy and management. Skills in fundraising, administration, and providing a vision for a research center are essential. A Ph.D. degree along with research experience is required. The tenure-track appointment will be made at a level commensurate with the experience of the successful applicant.

Carnegie Mellon University is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. We welcome faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching, and service. Carnegie Mellon seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research, teaching, diversity statements, the name of three reference letter writers, and one or two representative samples of research. 

We will give priority to applications that are received before December 15th, 2021. The letter of application should explain how the candidate’s research and teaching will contribute to the mission of the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center. Applicants are encouraged to refer to the Center’s web page for further information 

Carnegie Mellon University shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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