University of Connecticut, Electrical and Computer Engineering (School of Engineering)

Position ID:UConn-Electrical and Computer Engineering (School of Engineering)-494844 [#17379, 494844]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appl Deadline: (posted 2020/10/28, listed until 2021/01/28)
Position Description:    

INTRODUCTION

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the University of Connecticut (UConn) solicits applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.  Strong applicants at the Full Professor level will also be evaluated and may be considered for an Endowed Chair. The position has an expected start date of August 23, 2021.  The successful candidate will advance education and research in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department with a particular emphasis in robotics, computer engineering, power systems or related specialties.

In addition, candidates whose scholarship and background is well-aligned with entrepreneurship, commercialization, and economic development are 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 successful candidate will be expected to develop and sustain an internationally-recognized and externally-funded research program in robotics engineering or computer engineering.  It is the expectation that the candidate must 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.

The successful candidate 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 successful candidate will:

  • Have a research focus on robotics, computer engineering or related areas such as artificial intelligence or machine learning.  In addition, power systems is an area of interest.
  • Contribute to the ECE Department academic, research and outreach mission.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses that meet the curricular needs of the ECE department.
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Provide service and leadership to the University of Connecticut, to external academic and scientific communities, and to the general public.

The ECE Department (http://www.ee.uconn.edu) is ABET accredited and ranks in the top 50 nationally according to the latest NRC rankings.  

Founded in 1881, the 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Earned Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or related field; a proven record of excellence in teaching; demonstrated potential in establishing a successful research and scholarship, and a deep commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
  2. Research credentials in Electrical and Computer Engineering, specifically robotics, power systems, or related areas. 
  3. A background that provides preparation for teaching excellence in undergraduate and graduate courses in ECE.
  4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  5. Strong interpersonal skills.
  6. Demonstrated success in original research, and publication of that work in archival journals.
  7. Experience with oral presentations at national or international scientific meetings.
  8. Candidates should have established significant research programs with a track record of securing external funding as well as demonstration of a leadership role as the PI of large research grants.
  9. Enhance inclusion and broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; as demonstrated through 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Expertise in Electrical Engineering and outstanding record of research and scholarship excellence; commitment to effective teaching, integrating technology into instruction, and online instruction; the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.
  2. Research credentials that complements existing faculty expertise.
  3. Experience in collaboration with industry.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a 9-month tenure-track position with an expected start date of August 23, 2021. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of work at UConn's regional campuses across the state. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17379 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • A three to five page research plan (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.);
  • A two to three page teaching plan (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.);
  • Four letters of reference.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately. For more information regarding the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering please visit the department website at https://www.ee.uconn.edu/

Please direct inquiries to Mary P. McCarthy (mary.p.mccarthy@uconn.edu)

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

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

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.


Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
http://www.engr.uconn.edu/ece
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University of Connecticut
Electrical and Computer Engineering
371 Fairfield Way; U-4157
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-2157

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