Reference: 35430 / EPL 065 / 2024
UCLouvain seeks to recruit
A full-time academic in Modelling and Optimization of Electricity Systems and Markets
Main campus: Louvain-la-Neuve
UCLouvain is in the top 1% of universities worldwide. Founded in the heart of Europe in 1425, the university brings together 40,000 students and 6,000 staff members on nine campuses in Brussels and Wallonia. Research and education activities are organised in 14 faculties, 22 research institutes, five learning centres and 18 libraries. UCLouvain also has two university hospitals.
UCLouvain is a major player in the transition to a sustainable society. The challenges of the ecological crisis are integrated into courses and the university develops numerous local projects (such as a university farm and sustainable campuses). As a digital university, UCLouvain is involved in open science and education, and trains academics in innovative teaching practices through its Louvain Learning Lab. Thanks to two science parks, the university’s research benefits from interaction with 250 companies and three incubators, which is fuelled further by being at the centre of a region driven by technological innovation.
UCLouvain has a long tradition of international collaborations for teaching and research through partnerships across the world. As a member of the Circle U. European University alliance, the university offers a unique opportunity to work in an environment of interconnected campuses across Europe (London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Pisa, Belgrade, Aarhus and Oslo).
The university has a gender and inclusion policy which prioritises equity and respect. Working at UCLouvain means contributing to the development of every individual’s skills and promoting the values of equality, transparency and efficiency.
Within the Louvain School of Engineering and the Louvain Institute of Data Analysis and Modeling in economics and statistics, Science and Technology Sector, this position will include the following teaching, research and community service duties:
You will mainly teach in the field of the electricity market, operations research, and more generally mathematical engineering. Eventually, you will participate in teaching mathematics and possibly its application for economics within the bachelor's degree programs in engineering or computer science within the Faculty (engineering programs and computer science programs). You will also teach in the various courses managed by the Faculty.
You will also be expected to supervise Master’s theses.
You will develop your research activities, including research programme management, in the field of mathematics applied to electricity production and distribution and to electricity markets, with an expertise in one or several of the following research domains : optimisation (stochastic, convex, combinatorial, non-convex), decomposition methods and parallel computing, dynamic programming, bi-level optimization, stochastic simulation, operations research, algorithmic game theory, reinforcement learning, automatic learning, etc.
You will be responsible for the supervision of PhD theses.
Once tenured, you will carry out various service activities and responsibilities within the institution, such as being a member of a programme committee or examination committee, or having management responsibilities within the faculty or research institute.
You will also contribute to serving society, particularly in the economic, social, cultural or development cooperation fields. Finally, you will ensure, through research and teaching activities, the university’s international visibility.
You have a PhD in Engineering, or in Mathematics, or in Operational Research (or in a domain that can be considered as equivalent).
You have a proven track record in university teaching, with evidence where possible by formal evaluations. Your scientific experience is demonstrated by publications of international standing.
You have extended experience abroad or at least outside your home institution.
You are comfortable working as part of a team of academics and integrate research results into your teaching. You are capable of conducting high-level scientific research, from obtaining funding to team management. You are creative, open to pedagogical innovation and multidisciplinary.You can communicate in French and English. If this is not the case, you undertake to acquire a command of these two languages within two years of taking up your position. Knowledge of other languages is an asset.
Application deadline: Monday, November 13th at noon (UTC+1 Time Zone)
Starting date: September 1st 2024
Science and Technology Sector
Louvain School of Engineering (EPL) (https://uclouvain.be/fr/facultes/EPL)
Louvain Institute of Data Analysis and Modeling in economics and statistics (IDAM) (https://uclouvain.be/fr/instituts-recherche/IDAM)
Questions about this position?
Prof. Alain Jonas, Dean EPL – firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Catherine Legrand, President IDAM – email@example.com
Questions about the procedure?
Cécile Lion, Rector’s Office, firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about online application?
Andreea Chiriac, Rector’s Office, email@example.com
Apply only via the online application (applications submitted via any other channel will not be considered).
To be considered, your application must contain within a single PDF:
For full details of the application : https://uclouvain.be/fr/emploi/candidature-aca.html
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