University of Connecticut, Mechanical Engineering (School of Engineering)

Position ID:UConn-MechanicalEngineerin-2019023 [#12040]
Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Connecticut, United States [map]
Subject Area: Thermal-Fluid Sciences
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/09/20, finished 2019/04/24, listed until 2019/03/20)
Position Description:    

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The University of Connecticut Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position open at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor 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 heat and mass transfer, energy materials, combustion diagnostics and modeling, microfluidics with biological applications including organs-on-chips and drug delivery, soft matter mechanics, and complex fluids. The successful candidate is expected to develop or has developed an internationally-recognized, externally funded research program and contribute to the education of our students.

The Mechanical Engineering Department 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 faculty are also engaged in research and development efforts under the UTC Pratt & Whitney Center of Excellence.  The ME Department’s yearly research expenditures range between 5 and 7 million dollars. 

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, Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation, 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.


Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment; strong background and research interests in the general area of thermal-fluid sciences; 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.  Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.


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.


 This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2019. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Visit Academic Jobs Online at to complete your application. Please submit 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. Additionally, provide the names and contact information of five professional references. Please reference search #2019023 on your application materials. It is preferred that applications are received by February 1, 2019.

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

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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 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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