Assistant or Associate Professor in Residence - Mechanical Engineering
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut invites applications for one teaching faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate 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 have Mechanical Engineering as the home department, and will be expected to teach courses for both the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Management and Engineering for Manufacturing Program in the area of manufacturing science and engineering such as products and processes, industry quality control, and industry 4.0 related subjects, advise senior design projects, and participate in academic advising and service on education-related committees. The Management and Engineering for Manufacturing Program, while affiliated with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is an independent, ABET accredited academic program jointly supported by the School of Engineering and the School of Business. Rank and salary for the successful candidate will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Department offers excellent teaching and research opportunities in all areas of mechanical and manufacturing 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 underrepresented groups; demonstrate the richness of diversity in the learning experience through their teaching, and/or 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.
Connecticut 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.
- Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, manufacturing 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 underrepresented groups; demonstrate through their teaching, and/or 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.
- 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.
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 at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21613 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 #496255 in your application materials. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately. For more information or questions, please send an email to Victoria.Cerwinski@uconn.edu.
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 the budgetary approval.