Texas Tech University (TTU) invites applications for the position of Professor/NWI-Director of the National Wind Institute (NWI). The primary focus of the Director will be to substantially expand the scope and international prominence of the NWI. TTU seeks applicants with a strong track record of extramural funding of research and publications in wind hazard, wind-energy production, storage and dissemination, or related fields. In addition, evidence of effective administrative activities or cross-disciplinary team leadership is preferred. The Director is expected to foster significant growth in research and fee-for-service revenues of the center.
The successful candidate will:
Oversee NWI's facilities, equipment and staff
Maintain a good working relationship with key partners including Sandia National Labs and DOE
Provide leadership and mentorship for NWI faculty
Grow NWI's presence in commercialization and industry-academic collaboration
Manage NWI's finances and interact with research support offices on campus
Develop and implement a plan for the financial sustainability of the NWI
In addition to the directorship duties, the successful applicant must have a strong, programmatic research focus and is expected to attract extramural research funding.
The successful applicant is expected to have academic credentials consistent with appointment of graduate faculty status at the rank of professor and academic degrees in related areas.
In addition to the NWI Director role, the successful candidate will have a faculty appointment in the Whitacre College of Engineering. The position will have reduced teaching and service duties to the department consistent with TTU policy and the demands of the NWI directorship.
Interested candidates may view the full position description and apply at https://bit.ly/2DVuuk0 Req#ID 15263 via FACULTY portal; EEO/AA/Vet/Disability.