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Director of the Energy Systems Innovation Center (ESIC)

Washington State University

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Washington State University

Director, Energy Systems Innovation Center


The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Washington State University (WSU), Pullman, WA, is seeking applications for the Director of the Energy Systems Innovation Center (ESIC).  The Director is responsible for conveying and communicating the mission, vision and values of ESIC and also providing leadership in the newly formed Advanced Grid Institute (AGI), a joint institute with PNNL dedicated to modernizing the grid.  As the face of ESIC, the Director assumes a high-profile role to publicly represent the internationally renowned academic program in electric power engineering.  The present center consists of a core of thirteen faculty members and four staff in EECS who specialize in teaching and research in electric power engineering and over 20  affiliated faculty members from other departments across the university. ESIC’s annual research expenditures are about $4M, with approximately 60 graduate students and a dozen post-docs and visiting researchers.  The Center collaborates closely with the power industry, many research institutions around the world, and various government organizations. (


The Director will have an appointment as a tenured full professor in EECS and must have the qualifications to do so. S/he will also co-direct the WSU-PNNL AGI. The leadership of this institute will be jointly held by appointees from both WSU and PNNL; as such, the ESIC Director will also have a partial appointment with PNNL. 


To apply and for more info, visit will begin on May 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.