University of Connecticut, Computer Science & Engineering

Position ID:UConn-CSE-495751 [#20303, 495751]
Position Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Computer Science & Engineering
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/10/28, finished 2022/10/03)
Position Description:    

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INTRODUCTION 

The Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Department at the University of Connecticut invites applications for multiple tenured/tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level in any area of Computer Science & Engineering. The positions have an expected start date of August 23, 2022. These positions seek to advance research and education in the vast field of computing within the CSE Department and the University, and strong candidates in all areas of computer science and engineering are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates in the areas of Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Natural Language Processing, Computer Graphics, or Data Visualization.

The Department of Computer Science & Engineering provides a rich and vibrant environment of interdisciplinary research and education. Our faculty have international stature in their fields, are engaged in groundbreaking research, and actively pursue a dynamic educational atmosphere for our students.  The Department offers three ABET accredited bachelor’s degrees, two master’s degrees, and a Ph.D. degree, and has a student population of nearly 1,100 undergraduate students and more than 120 graduate students. Additional information about the Department can be found at http://www.cse.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 candidates will be expected to develop and sustain an internationally recognized and externally funded research program in an existing or emerging field of computing. Successful candidates must also 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. The candidates will be expected to contribute to broadening participation among members of under-represented groups through their teaching, research, and/or public engagement; 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

  1. Earned Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field by the time of appointment. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
  2. An established record of research in an existing or emerging computing field
  3. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching
  4. Commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs
  5. Demonstrated commitment to graduate education and an established record of leadership excellence

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  1. An outstanding record of scholarship and research contributions in at least one of the areas identified above
  2. Expertise in several areas of computer science or computer engineering
  3. Experience in developing research grant applications to funding agencies
  4. An established record of excellence in teaching
  5. Ability to effectively communicate with students in both large and small audiences

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month, annually renewable tenure-track position. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2022. 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. Salary and rank will be commensurate with 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/20303 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.);
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, 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.);
  • Sample journal articles or books
  • Three to five letters of reference depending on rank. Senior candidates should have five letters of reference. 

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until all the positions are filled.  For more information regarding the position, please visit the Department website at https://www.cse.uconn.edu/.

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.

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.


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
http://www.cse.uconn.edu/
 
Computer Science & Engineering Department
371 Fairfield Way, Unit 4155
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-4155
Phone: (860) 486-3719
Fax: (860) 486-4817