Assistant or Associate Professor in Residence – Mechanical Engineering
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a teaching position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in residence to begin at the beginning of the fall semester 2022. This is a full-time position full 9 months, non-permanent, renewable annually.
The successful candidate will have Mechanical Engineering as their home department and will be required to teach courses for the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Manufacturing Management and Engineering program in the field of Manufacturing Science and Engineering such as products and processes, industry quality controls and on topics related to Industry 4.0, advises high-level design projects and participates in academic advice and services in industry-related committees education. The Management and Engineering for Manufacturing program, although affiliated with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is an ABET-accredited independent academic program jointly supported by the School of Engineering and the School of Business. The rank and salary of the successful candidate will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The department offers excellent teaching and research opportunities in all areas of mechanical engineering and manufacturing.
The successful candidate will also share a deep commitment to effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, developing innovative courses, and mentoring students in research, outreach, and professional development. Successful applicants will also be expected to broaden participation among underrepresented groups; demonstrate the richness of diversity in the learning experience through their teaching and/or audience engagement; integrating multicultural experiences into teaching methods and tools; leadership in the development of instructional 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 dynamic, stimulating, and conducive environment for the exchange of ideas that advance the frontiers of knowledge. Our faculty are of international stature in their fields, have been recognized with prestigious awards, are engaged in groundbreaking interdisciplinary research, and actively seek a dynamic educational atmosphere for our students. The ME department serves as a Pratt & Whitney Center of Excellence, has annual research expenditures of between $5 million and $7 million, and has a student population of over 170 graduate students and over 900 undergraduate students.
The School of Engineering continues its unprecedented growth momentum, as evidenced by significant increases in research spending, transformative new partnerships with industry, and a state-guaranteed $1.8 billion investment in the infrastructure and STEM 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, the Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center, the FEI Center of Excellence in Microscopy, the Eversource Center for Energy Resiliency and the UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering.
Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and a member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher learning and comprises 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 on 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 institution R1 (highest research activity), 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 improving 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 of innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many areas of scholarship, research and innovation. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. A record number of undergraduate applications and support for student success has allowed the University to become extremely selective.
Connecticut is home to a large number of international high-tech companies. The university campus is located in a beautiful region of New England, with a moderate cost of living and close to the main cultural, recreational and urban centers of the Northeast. The university community offers residents a rich diversity of cultural, sporting, artistic and historical experiences as well as quality affordable housing and the best schools for faculty families.
- PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or closely related field at the time of nomination. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
- A proven record or commitment to teaching excellence.
- Demonstrated leadership abilities and evidence of previous successful experience working in a team setting.
- Successful applicants will also be expected to broaden participation among underrepresented groups; demonstrate through their teaching and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrating multicultural experiences into teaching methods and tools; leadership in the development of instructional techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
- Teaching experience and qualifications that best match the teaching and research needs within the Department.
- Prior undergraduate teaching experience in higher education.
- Research experience in engineering education or developing outreach and diversity programs.
CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT
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 an assignment at UConn’s regional campuses. Grade and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
GENERAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment at the University of Connecticut is dependent on the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s COVID-19 Workforce Mandatory Vaccination Policy. This policy states that all staff members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent on passing a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online at Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21613 and submit the following application documents:
- A cover letter,
- Curriculum vitae,
- teaching statement (including teaching philosophy and experience),
- Statement of Commitment to Diversity (including widening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in teaching and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.),
- Representative academic achievements, including publicationsand
- Names and contact details of 5 references.
Please reference search #496255 in your application materials. The evaluation of applications will begin immediately. For more information or questions, please email [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 bound by the State Code of Ethics which can be viewed at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to creating and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to grow, as does the number of honorees, valedictorians, and saluteers who consistently make UConn their first choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, which has led UConn to rank among the top research universities in the nation. UConn faculty and staff are the essential link in fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse academic community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.