The School of Engineering, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-The School of Engineering-2017166 [#8224, 2017166]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, UTC-IASE
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Engineering / All areas
Engineering / Mechanical, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering
Computational Science and Engineering
Starting Date:2017/08/23
Appl Deadline: (posted 2016/10/06)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, UTC-IASE

Position Summary

The United Technologies Corporation Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering (IASE) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) solicits applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in one of the Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, or Computer Science & Engineering Departments to conduct research, education and outreach related to systems engineering. The successful candidate will:

  • Develop, sustain, and grow a research program of excellence in the field of systems engineering, requirements formalization and modeling, model abstraction and platform-based system design, control and requirements design and checking. The research program is based on a deep collaboration between industry and the UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering.
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses that meet the curricular needs of IASE with particular emphasis on enhancing UTC-IASE’s systems engineering curriculum. Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students with particular emphasis in the area of cyber-physical systems and systems engineering.
  • Provide service and leadership to all units of the University of Connecticut, to external academic and scientific communities, and to the general public.

About the University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering 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). As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty at all ranks during the past three years. We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for tenured/tenure-track faculty appointments in UTC-IASE at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding, high quality publications, impact as measured through citations, 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.

About the UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering

There is a significant national need to expand capabilities in analytical systems engineering deemed pivotal to successful product development, namely a) requirements analysis, b) architecture selection, c) model-based development, and d) system design flows.  In recognition of this need, UConn, in partnership with UTC, has established the Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering, which serves as a hub for applied and theoretical research, workforce development, and industrial outreach activities on analytical systems engineering of complex physical and software intensive systems.  The Institute's goal is to become a premier academic resource for advanced research, development and technology transfer, teaching and workforce development in distributed, heterogeneous, adaptive and intelligent systems.  The Institute seeks to advance the science base of systems including design, validation, verification, modeling and methodologies, and accelerate its technological translation into sustained industrial support and growth.

The Institute is established with significant investments from the United Technologies Corporation as well as the University of Connecticut. The resources available to the center include two endowed positions, four endowed graduate fellowships, five new faculty positions, and a current team of more than 20 outstanding faculty members with research interests in Systems Engineering across the School of Engineering.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline by the time of the appointment. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
  2. Research credentials in systems engineering, requirements formalization and modeling, model abstraction and platform-based system, control and requirements design and checking.
  3. A proven ability to excel in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Engineering, including software or system design methodologies;
  4. Demonstrated potential in establishing successful research and scholarship,
  5. A deep commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs. 
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  7. Strong interpersonal skills and a track record of collaborative research including other research Institutions and Industry.
  8. Demonstrated success in original research, and publication of that work in archival journals. A track record of successful interaction with Industry is an additional asset.
  9. Experience with oral presentations at national or international scientific meetings.
  10. Senior candidates at full professor level should have established significant research programs with a track record of external funding as well as demonstration of a leadership role as the PI of large research grants and industrial collaboration.

    Preferred Qualifications

    1. Expertise in specialty that is of interest to the IASE and that complements existing faculty expertise and an outstanding record of research and scholarship excellence.
    2. Commitment to effective teaching, integrating technology into instruction, and on-line instruction;
    3. The ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.
    4. Experience as a post-doctoral or industry researcher in a research-competitive environment.
    5. Exposure to developing research grant applications to federal funding agencies.

    Appointment Terms

    This is a 9-month tenure-track position with an earliest expected start date of August 23, 2017. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be in the one of the Engineering departments 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 submit letter of applicationCV/resume(3) three references; a statement of research and teaching (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.); and a 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.). 

    Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017166)

    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.


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    Further Info:
    http://www.engr.uconn.edu
     
    School of Engineering
    261 Glenbrook Rd., Unit 3237
    University of Connecticut
    Storrs, CT 06269-3237

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