Mechanical Engineering (School of Engineering), University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-MechanicalEngineerin-2016313 [#8796, 2016313]
Position Title: Faculty Position in Thermal-Fluids Sciences
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Connecticut, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Mechanical Engineering
Thermal-Fluid Sciences
Starting Date:2017/08/23
Appl Deadline:* finished (posted 2017/01/11, finished 2017/06/08)
Position Description:    

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

Faculty Position in Thermal-Fluids Sciences

Job Summary

University of Connecticut Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position open at Assistant and Associate Professor levels in the general area of thermal-fluid sciences. We seek outstanding candidates to introduce novel directions and complement the strengths of the department in areas including but not limited to first principles approaches to computational heat transfer, experimental heat and mass transfer, energy systems and materials, modeling and diagnostics of combustion processes, micro- and nano-fluidics including biological applications such as organs-on-chips and drug delivery, soft matter mechanics and complex fluids. The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program and contribute to the education of our students.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering 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 recognized by prestigious awards, are engaged in ground breaking interdisciplinary research, and actively pursue a dynamic educational atmosphere for our students. Our department is home to UTC Pratt & Whitney Center of Excellence, in which the faculty are engaged in collaborative research and development efforts with United Technologies. Department of Mechanical Engineering has annual research expenditures around $5-7M. 

The School of Engineering and the University of Connecticut continue a momentum of unprecedented growth as evidenced by significantly increased research expenditures, and a 20-year state funded $2.3B initiative to enhance the physical infrastructure as well as research and teaching activities. In response to transformative new partnerships with industry and a state-bonded $1.8B investment in STEM infrastructure and education at the University of Connecticut, the University expects to hire over 500 new faculty by 2023. Key developments driving this growth also include the establishment in 2013 of a General Electric Partnership for Advanced Materials, Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center and an UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering.

The state 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 affords residents a rich diversity of cultural, athletic, artistic and historic experiences; affordable quality housing and top schools for faculty families.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate in Mechanical 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 in scholarship and establishing a successful, externally funded research program; a proven record of or commitment to excellence in teaching; and dedication to promoting diversity through teaching, service and research.

Preferred Qualifications

Outstanding record of research and scholarship excellence; experience in developing research grant applications to funding agencies; experience in conducting research in a competitive interdisciplinary research environment; record of or interest in engaging with industry in research; record of service to society; and experience in and/or commitment to integrating technology into instruction, and combining research into education. 

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 primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

Select “Apply” and submit the following materials via Academic Jobs Online: a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; teaching 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.), as well as sample journal articles or books. Please reference search # 2016313 on your application materials. Applications will be screened starting February 28th, 2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent up on the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2016313)

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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:
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Connecticut
191 Auditorium Road, Unit 3139
Storrs, CT 06269-3139

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