Assistant/Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Search #: 493575
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Faculty Tenure Track
The Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut invites applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level, with an expected start date of August 23, 2021.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding (in disciplines where applicable), high quality publications, impact as measured through citations, performances and exhibits (in disciplines where applicable), and national recognition as through honorific awards.
In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, contribute to the development of innovative courses and mentorship of students in research, contribute to life-transformative educational experiences for students at all levels, as well as outreach and professional development.
Successful candidates will also be expected to enhance inclusion and broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; as demonstrated through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement, strengthen the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
In addition, candidates in the broader chemical and biomolecular engineering field whose scholarship and background is well-aligned with entrepreneurship, commercialization, and economic development will be particularly encouraged to apply for additional tenure track positions at all ranks. Such candidates, in addition to excellence in their field of expertise, must demonstrate a successful track record as a serial entrepreneur or technology innovator.
The research specialty of primary interest is in the area of energy and environment broadly interpreted, with research interests including, but not limited to: advanced energy materials, electrochemistry; processes and systems; sustainable combustion science & technology; energy storage, power management, fuels and fuel processing; renewable energy & resources including bioenergy/biofuels; life cycle and technoeconomic analysis of energy and environmental systems. Other topics in the broad area of energy are also welcome. The inclusion of societal impacts of research is strongly encouraged.
Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop and sustain an externally funded research program in the field of Chemical Engineering emphasizing but not limited to advanced energy materials, electrochemistry; processes and systems; combustion science & technology; energy storage and power management; fuels and fuel processing; renewable energy & resources; bioenergy/biofuels; life cycle analysis and technoeconomic analysis; environmental processes; greenhouse gas emissions; impact of energy processes on the humanity.
- Develop a national and international presence and reputation for excellence in research in Chemical Engineering and the specialty subfield(s) of interest as listed above.
- Teach undergraduate and graduate core curriculum courses and specialty courses in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department.
- Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
- Provide service and leadership to all units of the University of Connecticut, to external academic and scientific communities, and to the general public.
- Promote diversity, inclusion and equity among his/her peers and students
Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a related field by the time of appointment; an established record of research with demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching commensurate with experience; and a commitment to promoting diversity and leadership through their academic and research programs. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to graduate education. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
Preferred candidates will possess an outstanding record of scholarship and research contributions commensurate with experience and with accomplishments that demonstrate the relevance of their research to the chemical engineering and/or energy field in general. A record of excellence in teaching; the ability to effectively communicate with students in both large and small audiences, and a record of public engagement are equally desirable. A record to promoting diversity and equity, as well as evidence of leadership and technology innovation are also equally desirable.
This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2021. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15480 and submit the following application materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and scholarship statement; teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.); and sample articles or books. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Employment of the successful candidates will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
Advertised: May 27 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Dec 10 2020 Eastern Standard Time