The director helps develop and carry out the mission, vision, and values of AGI, while representing AGI internally to WSU and PNNL, and externally to the power research community, industry and government.
The director provides leadership in increasing research and discretionary funding of AGI through Federal programs and industry support including large multi-disciplinary research projects.
The director provides leadership in increasing partnerships and collaborations with industry, universities, and other research institutions.
The director facilititates effective collaborations among AGI team members.
The director represents and enhances the visibility and recognition of the WSU and PNNL programs in electric power engineering, and helps grow the power programs at the two institutions.
The director serves as a role-model of a successful and well-recognized faculty member.
Required Qualifications: A record of scholarly achievement appropriate for appointment as a full professor. An earned doctorate in electrical engineering or a closely related field. Demonstrated technical leadership in electric power systems. Demonstrated management and leadership skills in academic, research institution and/or professional setting with excellent communication skills. Record of engagement with external constituents in industry, academia and government both nationally and internationally. Demonstrated expertise in leading multiple major academic and industrial institutions in the conduct of research and industry adoption of new concepts. Due to the partnership with PNNL and their security requirements ability to provide proof of US citizenship.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.