University of Connecticut, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Position ID:UConn-Civil and Environmental Engineering-498061 [#26745, 498061]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor in Residence
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Engineering / Manufacturing
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/11/28, listed until 2024/01/27)
Position Description:    

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INTRODUCTION

The College of Engineering (CoE) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks qualified candidates for a non-tenure track position of Assistant or Associate Professor in Residence jointly appointed by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) and Management and Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM) program. The responsibilities of applicants for this position are as described below.

The CEE Department has strengths across the entire spectrum of civil and environmental engineering research with access to some of the best state-of-the-art infrastructure, and extensive funding from federal agencies and industry. It is home to 23 full-time core faculty members, 4 professors in residence, and 10 research professors. The Department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degree programs in both Civil and Environmental Engineering; it also offers a minor degree in Environmental Engineering and a minor degree in Construction Engineering and Management (CEM). Further information on CEE can be found at https://cee.engr.uconn.edu/. The MEM program is an independent academic major that is part of both the College of Engineering and the School of Business (SoB). Students graduate with a B.S. degree conferred by both the College of Engineering and the School of Business. MEM has 16 affiliated faculty from both CoE and SoB who provide instruction and guidance to MEM students. Further information on MEM can be found at https://mem.uconn.edu/.

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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will be expected to teach CEE and MEM courses at the undergraduate level; serve as a mentor for senior design teams; train, contribute to, and expand the offerings associated with the minor in CEM; and participate in various outreach programs. The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to teamwork, effective instruction at the undergraduate level, innovation in teaching and mentorship, and work closely with CEE and MEM faculty to enhance classroom activities and instruction in core CEE, MEM, and CEM courses. The successful candidate will also be expected to promote participation among members of under-represented groups and employ pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering or a related field by the time of appointment.
  2. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching.
  3. Ability to teach basic and advanced undergraduate CEM courses.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Professional Engineering license or the ability and intent to obtain one.
  2. Undergraduate degree in civil engineering.
  3. Ability to teach basic and advanced MEM courses.
  4. Commitment to effective teaching and integrating technology into instruction.
  5. An established record of excellence in teaching.
  6. The ability to effectively communicate and a record of outreach and public engagement.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position as an Assistant or Associate Professor in Residence jointly appointed by the Department of CEE and MEM program. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the UConn main campus in Storrs, CT. The start date is August 23, 2024. Rank and salary will be determined based on candidate qualifications. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

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

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/26745 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
  • Contact information for at least three references.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.


Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
 
Civil & Environmental Engineering
261 Glenbrook Road Unit, 3037
Storrs, CT 06269-3037