The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut is growing the faculty to develop the existing strengths of the Department and expand in exciting new directions. Applications are invited for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the general area of thermal-fluid sciences. In particular, we seek outstanding candidates in areas including computational aerodynamics, aerospace propulsion, and hypersonics. Strong candidates will also be considered in other areas of thermal-fluid sciences including heat and mass transfer in energy systems and processes, materials processing, and micro- and nano-fluidics.
The successful candidate will develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, will have demonstrated outstanding scholarly contributions in research as well as a continued commitment to engineering education, and will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in thermo-fluid sciences.
Furthermore, 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.
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 UTC Pratt & Whitney Center of Excellence, has yearly research expenditures of around $350k per faculty, and has a student population comprised of over 170 graduate students and more than 900 undergraduate students. The School of Engineering continues the 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 Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center, Thermo Fisher Scientific Center for Advanced Microscopy and Materials Analysis, Eversource Center for Energy Resiliency, the National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technology, 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 of 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.
Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment; strong background and research interests in at least one of the areas identified above; a record of or demonstrated potential for scholarship and to establish a successful, externally funded research program; a proven record of commitment to excellence in teaching; commitment to provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests; as demonstrated through research, teaching, and/or public engagement. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
Demonstrated outstanding scholarly contributions in research; passion for engineering education; experience in developing research grant applications to funding agencies; experience in conducting research in a competitive interdisciplinary research environment.
This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track, or tenured position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. 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.
Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23176 and submit the following application materials:
- A cover letter,
- Curriculum vitae,
- Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.);
- 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.);
- Representative publications,
- Names and contact information for five letters of reference.
Evaluation of applications will begin on November 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, please send an email to Tina.Barry@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.
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.