Search for ERE/SERC Faculty Begins

The search for a new tenure-track faculty member in the area of energy resources engineering has officially begun. The position will be split between teaching and associated duties in the Environmental Resources Engineering (ERE) Department at HSU and research activities with SERC. The position announcement can be found here.

The search committee consists of faculty colleagues Peter Lehman (committee chair), Arne Jacobson, Eileen Cashman, and Andrea Achilli. The deadline for applications is October 30 and the new faculty member would start in the fall of 2016.

The primary professional responsibilities for the new faculty member are teaching; research, scholarship, and creative activity; and service to the University, profession, and community. These responsibilities include advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

As detailed in the announcement, successful candidates will demonstrate

  • potential for effective teaching and teaching experience using a variety of methodologies
  • ability and interest in teaching a broad range of engineering courses, including upper and lower division courses
  • expertise in renewable energy systems, energy efficiency, power systems engineering, and/or clean transportation, and research experience to allow her/him to work productively with colleagues at SERC
  • commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • record of, or potential for, successfully raising funds to support development of a robust research program
  • commitment to and/or record of involving students in research and scholarly activity.

Applications have already begun arriving and we are hoping for a robust response and a successful search.

About Allison Hansberry

Allison's responsibilities include program administration and development and coordination of SERC's education and outreach program. Her work includes planning, analyzing and evaluating SERC's fiscal and operational policies and procedures, providing assistance with and leadership in pre-and-post award grant and contract managment, developing educational materials for SERC's K-12 outreach program, managing the Docent Program, and publishing SERC's quarterly newsletter. Allison graduated from Humboldt State University with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Botany minor. Her degree combines the disciplines of Environmental Science, Appropriate Technology, and Sustainable Agriculture. When not engaged in work and raising a family, Allison pursues her interest in native bees, plant/pollinator interactions, and climate change impacts on phenology. She joined SERC in 2001.