The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut invites applications for two tenured or tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant, or Associate Professor with a strong emphasis on scientific rigor focused on:
(i) advanced digital manufacturing, including advanced manufacturing systems and IoT, intelligent automation and controls, physics informed data science in advanced manufacturing, computational fabrication, advanced composites manufacturing, and computational design of products and processes; and
(ii) thermal-fluid sciences, such as heat and mass transfer including energy systems and processes, materials processing, reacting systems; computational fluid dynamics including fluid-structure interactions, turbulence and hypersonic flows; micro- and nano-fluidics including biological applications, soft matter mechanics and complex fluids.
Candidates with demonstrable potential and/or distinguished record of achievement will be considered in all areas related to advanced manufacturing, including bio-manufacturing and thermal-fluid sciences.
The successful candidate will develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program, will have demonstrated outstanding scholarly contributions in research as well as a passion for engineering education, and will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in manufacturing. Furthermore, successful candidates will also be expected to enhance inclusion and broaden participation among members of under-represented groups as demonstrated through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement; strengthen the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
- For the position in Advanced Digital Manufacturing: Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or a closely related engineering discipline by the time of the appointment.
- For the position in Thermal-Fluid Sciences: Doctorate in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or a closely related engineering discipline by the time of the appointment.
For all positions, the candidates should have a strong background and research interests in at least one of the corresponding areas identified above; a record of or demonstrated potential in scholarship and in establishing a successful, externally funded research program; a proven record of or commitment to excellence in teaching; and commitment to enhance inclusion and broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; as demonstrated through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement, to strengthen 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.
Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
Demonstrated outstanding scholarly contributions in research; passion for engineering education; experience in developing research grant applications to funding agencies; experience in conducting research in a competitive interdisciplinary research environment; ability to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in manufacturing.
These are full-time, 9-month, tenure-track positions with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2022. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Visit Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ to complete your application. Applications should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of an 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.); representative publications; and a commitment to diversity statement (including increasing participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research, and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.). Additionally, please submit the names and contact information for 5 references.
Evaluation of applications will begin immediately. For more information or questions, please send an email to Victoria.Cerwinski@uconn.edu
This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.
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, have been recognized by prestigious awards, are engaged in groundbreaking interdisciplinary research, and actively pursue a dynamic educational atmosphere for our students. The ME Department serves as a UTC Pratt & Whitney Center of Excellence, has a yearly research expenditures range between 5 and 7 million dollars, and has a student population comprised of over 170 graduate students and more than 900 undergraduate students.
The School of Engineering continues a momentum of unprecedented growth, evidenced by significantly increased research expenditures, transformative new partnerships with industry, and a state-bonded $1.8B investment in STEM infrastructure and education at the University of Connecticut. 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, FEI Center of Excellence in Microscopy, Eversource Center for Energy Resiliency, and UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering.
Founded in 1881, the 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. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective
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 offers residents a rich diversity of cultural, athletic, artistic, and historic experiences as well as affordable quality housing and top schools for faculty families.
At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.