Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Residence - Mechanical Engineering

Job Details

Search #: 496168
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Faculty Non Tenure Track

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut invites applications for one teaching faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor-in-Residence to start at the beginning of the Fall 2022 semester. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track, annually renewable position.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including courses in Thermal and Fluids Sciences, advise senior design projects, and participate in academic advising and service on education-related committees. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Department offers excellent teaching and research opportunities in all areas of Mechanical Engineering.

The successful candidate will also share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach, and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among under-represented groups; demonstrate the richness of diversity in the learning experience through their teaching and public engagement; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and tools; leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

The Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department at the University of Connecticut provides a vibrant, stimulating, and supportive environment for exchanging ideas that advance the frontiers of knowledge. Our faculty have international stature in their fields, have been recognized by prestigious awards, are engaged in groundbreaking interdisciplinary research, and actively pursue a dynamic educational atmosphere for our students. The ME Department serves as a Pratt & Whitney Center of Excellence, has a yearly research expenditure ranging between 5 and 7 million dollars, and has a student population comprised of over 170 graduate students and more than 900 undergraduate students.

The School of Engineering continues momentum of unprecedented growth, evidenced by significantly increased research expenditures, transformative new partnerships with industry, and a state-bonded $1.8B investment in STEM infrastructure and education at the University of Connecticut. Key developments driving this growth also include the establishment in 2013 of a General Electric Partnership for Advanced Materials, Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center, FEI Center of Excellence in Microscopy, Eversource Center for Energy Resiliency, and UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering.

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.

The state is home to a large number of international, high technology companies. The University campus is located in a beautiful area of New England, with a moderate cost of living and proximity to major cultural, recreational, and urban centers of the Northeast. The University community offers residents a rich diversity of cultural, athletic, artistic, and historic experiences as well as affordable quality housing and top schools for faculty families.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related area by the time of appointment. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
  • A proven record of or commitment to excellence in teaching.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and proof of prior and successful experience working in teams.
  • Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among under-represented groups; demonstrate through their teaching, and public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and tools; leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Teaching experience and qualifications that most closely match the teaching and research needs within the Department.
  • Prior undergraduate teaching experience in higher education.
  • Research experience in engineering education or the development of outreach and diversity programs.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month, annually renewable, non-tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2022. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of assignment at one of UConn’s regional campuses. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21399 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy and experience),
  • 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.),
  • Representative scholarly achievements, including publications, and
  • Names and contact information for 5 references.
  • Please reference search #496168 in your application materials. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately. For more information or questions, please send an email to [email protected]

    At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

    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: Mar 15 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close:

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    The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

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    Storrs
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