Assistant Professor Position in Local Photovoltaics Integration

The Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University is looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious colleague to further strengthen the Energy & Resources group in terms of research, teaching, and outreach with a specific focus on local photovoltaics integration.

Photovoltaics is considered a key technology in reaching a zero-emission society. The Energy & Resources group is looking to fill a full-time Assistant Professor position in the area of photovoltaics integration to further support the E&R group in developing its multi-disciplinary research and teaching capacity. This includes photovoltaic systems (both onshore and (hybrid) offshore), (zero energy/energy plus) building integration, and system performance analysis and forecasting.

In collaboration with E&R staff predominantly active in renewable energy systems integration, i.e., solar and wind energy, the candidate will further develop the existing portfolio of research in photovoltaic systems analysis, with an emphasis on modelling, big data analytics, forecasting, grid integration, energy communities, and technology, economic and environmental analysis.

 Duration: 18 months


  • The gross monthly starting salary – depending on qualifications and experience – ranges between €3,974 and €5,439
  • 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance;
  • Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave, and flexible employment conditions.

In addition, the candidate will have access to all equipment in our state-of-the-art laboratory infrastructure, coaching for teaching and supervision of researchers, and training and support regarding the acquisition of external funds.

Job Requirements

As the new Assistant Professor in Local Photovoltaics Integration, the candidate should:

  • hold a PhD in Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or equivalent;
  • have at least 3-5 years of expertise in system integration of solar photovoltaics, mathematical optimization, and/or data analytics applied to the energy sector;
  • are comfortable working in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary settings;
  • have a basic teaching qualification or are willing to obtain this qualification within two years after appointment;
  • have a network that can lead to the acquisition of externally funded projects;
  • can demonstrate excellent English language proficiency;
  • have a strong record of international peer-reviewed publications;
  • have excellent communication skills and experience in social engagement and public outreach.
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Application Process

Interested applicants can apply with the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter

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Application Deadline: November 20, 2022.

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