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

Position ID:UConn-Electrical and Computer Engineering (School of Engineering)-2017108 [#8167, 2017108]
Position Title: Assistant /Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Electrical and Computer Engineering / all areas of electrical and computer engineering with special interests in computer engineering, novel device-level electronics, integrated circuits and microsystems, signal processing, and control systems
Starting Date:2017/08/23
Appl Deadline:2017/01/25** finished (posted 2016/09/30, finished 2017/05/18)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Assistant /Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Position Summary

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to conduct research, education and outreach related to electrical and computer engineering.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is  in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for faculty positions in the Electrical and Computer Engineering at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The ECE Department (http://www.engr.uconn.edu/ece) offers ABET-accredited undergraduate majors in electrical and computer engineering as well as a doctoral program in electrical engineering, which was highly ranked by the National Research Council (NRC) in its latest ranking. The department currently has 27 faculty members, 246 undergraduate and 125 graduate students, and actively engages in research in fields including systems and energy, communications and signal/image processing, biomedical engineering, microelectronics, photonics and optoelectronics, electromagnetics, nanotechnology, VLSI, computer engineering, and security. Scholarly productivity stimulated by research is strong.  During 2015-16, the faculty publications included approximately 131 refereed journal articles and 159 full conference proceedings. The faculty worked on 118 sponsored grants with annual expenditures of $6.9 million.

The successful candidate will develop, sustain, and grow an externally funded research program of excellence in his/her area of expertise; teach undergraduate and graduate courses that meet the curricular needs of the ECE department; advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; and provide service and leadership to all units of the University of Connecticut including external academic and scientific communities, and the general public.

Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding, high quality publications, impact as measured through citations, and national recognition as through honorific awards. In the area of teaching, successful candidate will 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 members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement 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.

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a closely related field by the time of the appointment; research credentials in Electrical/Computer Engineering; a background that provides preparation for teaching excellence in undergraduate and graduate courses in the ECE department; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated success in original research, and publication of that work in archival journals; experience with oral presentations at national or international scientific meetings; and a deep commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications

Research credentials in a specialty that is of interest to the ECE faculty and complements existing expertise; experience as a post-doctoral or industry researcher in a research-competitive environment; exposure to developing research grant applications to federal funding agencies; interest in collaboration with industry; and the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

Please submit a cover lettercurriculum vitaeteaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, 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.) and names and contact information for four reference writers. Letter of references will be requested upon interview. Questions regarding this search may be sent to: marymc@engr.uconn.edu.

Review of applications will start immediately.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017108)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on January 25, 2017.

 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. 

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Further Info:
University of Connecticut
Electrical and Computer Engineering
371 Fairfield Way; U-4157
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-2157

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