Associate Professorship in Power Electronic Converters, Electrical Machines and Drives
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Faculty of Science and Technology


Position call:         Associate Professorship

                               Power Electronic Converters, Electrical Machines and                                          Drives (09/E2 – ING-IND/32)


Position type:       Permanent



Theprofile of the candidate must fulfilthe following criteria:

  • Holder of an equivalent academic position (Associate Professor) at the candidate’s current foreign university – “Direct call from abroad” according to the Italian legislation
  • Postdoctoral researchin Electrical Energy Engineering
  • Documented excellent performance in teaching
  • Research publications in the top journals and the A/A* class conferences (international and national)
  • A good command of two of the three teaching languages of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (German, Italian and English) is required



The position offered is at Associate Professor Level in Power Electronic Converters, Electrical Machines and Drives, and a tenured full-time position with a teaching load of 120 hours/year in the bachelor and/or master courses.

The working place is at the Bolzano Campus.

The position offers a working opportunity in an international team of experts open to collaborate on innovative and cross-disciplinary projects. Also, various funding possibilities(European, provincial, third sector and internal funds) are at disposal. A multilingual working environment and an attractive salary complete the position.

Research directions:

  • Efficient energy conversion systems
  • Efficient use of electric power
  • Interdisciplinary topics[1]:

Þ   Fluid machinery

Þ   Energy systems

Þ   Automation

Expected starting date: September 2018


Application procedure

Please send us thedocuments listed below in hard copy or by e-mail:

  • Expression of interest
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (attachment A – University Academic CV)
  • List of publications
  • Research statement – Research focus and research projects
  • Description of the teaching experience and courses taught, plus final evaluations
  • Statement about the current academic position


Application deadline: 31st January 2018


Please note:

  • Only applications duly signed and datedon the last page will be accepted and considered as complete
  • Only short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview
  • The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano aims to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages female scientists to submit their expression of interest


Mail address:

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Faculty of Science and Technology

Attn. Prof. Stefano Cesco – Dean

Piazza Università, 5
I – 39100 Bolzano
Telephone: +39 0471 017000


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Power Electronic Converters, Electrical Machines and Drives (09/E2 – ING-IND/32)


This scientific field deals with the basic and practical use of electrical energy.

It considers components, systems, technologies and materials related to the power production processes (from traditional sources or renewable sources also in distributed generation systems with cogeneration, storage systems, etc.) to transmission, distribution, conversion and use of the electrical energy (in civil, industrial, third sector, services, transportation, etc.).

It further includes all the methodologies related to the electrical engineering and power electronics dealing with the static and dynamic regime of the components of the electrical systems, besides those of the control systems, of the automation processes, of mechatronics, informatics and of the communications.


The research includes problems of electromagnetic compatibility, integration of the components in the systems, and management of the process of the conversion in industrial energy systems, in the transportation and in the service sector; it further, comprises methodological aspects related to reliability, the quality, safety and savings. More specifically, the research and teaching activities focus on converters, machines and electric drives.

This may regard the analysis, design, technological development, characterization, application, and integration of the electric machines, of sensors and electric actuators, the electronic power components and converters, the electric drives, the electrical and electronic materials. Those deal with basic and application problems of the electronic and electro-mechanic conversion enabling an energy efficient exploitation of energy sources (both traditional and renewable). The peculiar constraint for electric power is that of making it available in the form, extent, and quality needed for different industrial applications (automation processes, treatment and processing of materials, handling, etc.), in the electrical or hybrid transportation (terrestrial, marine, airplanes, space) in civil and commercial buildings (lightning, heating, ventilation, air conditioning), in power generation (thermal, hydroelectric, wind, solar cogeneration).



About the Faculty of Science and Technology


We are a young and fast growing faculty with a strong multidisciplinary and multinational dimension. In our staffwe have nationally and internationally recognized experts.


We have a solid network of international collaborations and high-end research facilities, are expanding in many directions and open for new ideas.


New challenges are our daily routine and therefore people who like innovation and strive for top scientific goals are a good match with our culture.


Our main areas of interest are industrial engineering and automation, energy resources and energy efficiency, fundamental sciences for innovative applications, agricultural production and food technologies and dynamics and management of mountain ecosystems.

Those areas are further subdivided into smaller research groups, where scientists work/specialize on some concrete topic of interest.

We teach two bachelor courses, five master courses andtwo PhD study programs, and the number of courses is going to expand.

We carefully choose our academic personnel by hiring prominent scientists from abroad as guest/contract lecturers or tenured professors. We are a vital part ofone of the world’s rare universities that offers their students lectures in three languages of tuition, and, upon the conclusion of the study program, a trilingual qualification in English, German and Italian.

Both our students and professors are provided with the support of the Language Centre of the University. It helps them in finding the right method for the study of the language of interest and in achieving the desired level of language proficiency through its courses and language counseling.


Finally, it offers a preparation for internationally recognized language certificates. We further encourage our academics to improve their language skills by incentivizing financially those with B2 and C1 certificates in the second or third language.


Currently, we are participating in 95 research projects witha fundingbudget of about 17 million Euros.Our work is visible all over the province of Bolzano, as our interdisciplinary and hands-on approach resulted in many fruitful collaborations, with a strong support from the local community.In this context, ideas can be transformed into projects in a matter of months. We firmly believe that our researchers are our greatest asset and a competitive advantage on a market thirsty for innovation: responding to real life problems with the respect for the environment, creating eco-sustainable solutions and using the expertise from many scientific areas in getting a problem solvedis what we are committed to.

[1]Experts in these areas are already present at the faculty and are eager to take part in a cross-disciplinary exchange

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