The Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut invites applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant or associate professor level, with an expected start date of August 23, 2018.
The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty members at all ranks during the past three years. We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for one Assistant or Associate Professor position in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding (in disciplines where applicable), high quality publications, impact as measured through citations, performances and exhibits (in disciplines where applicable), and national recognition as through honorific awards. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will 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. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement 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.
The research specialty of primary interest is in the area of energy broadly interpreted, with research interests including, but not limited to: advanced energy materials, processes, and systems; combustion science & technology; energy storage and power management; fuels and fuel processing; renewable energy & resources; or bioenergy/biofuels. Other topics in the broad area of energy are also welcome.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teach undergraduate and graduate core curriculum courses and specialty courses in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department.
Develop and sustain an externally funded research program in the field of Chemical Engineering, including specialty subfields of interest to the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Faculty. These include but are not limited to: biomolecular engineering, advanced manufacturing, materials, energy, fluids, heat/mass transfer, reaction engineering, environmental engineering, nanotechnology, electrochemical engineering, and applied computation in chemical engineering.
Develop a national and international presence and reputation for excellence in research in Chemical Engineering and the specialty subfield(s) of interest as listed above.
Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
Provide service and leadership to all units of the University of Connecticut, to external academic and scientific communities, and to the general public.
Completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or a closely related field by the time of the appointment. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
Research credentials in Chemical Engineering, with a research specialty subfield(s) of interest to the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Faculty and that complements existing faculty expertise.
A background that provides preparation for teaching excellence in undergraduate and graduate courses in the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated success in research, including having significant publications in peer reviewed journals.
Experience with oral presentations at national or international scientific meetings.
Research credentials in Chemical Engineering, with a focus on energy, including but not limited to electrochemistry, bioenergy, catalysis, modeling, materials, transport, or advanced manufacturing, that complements existing faculty expertise.
Experience as a post-doctoral or industry researcher in a research-competitive environment.
Senior candidates should have experience developing research grant applications to US federal funding agencies.
Potential for collaboration with industry.
This is a 9-month tenure-track position with an expected start date of August 23, 2018. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of work at UConn's regional campuses across the state. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications.
Please submit your curriculum vitae, a five to ten page research plan, a two to three page teaching plan, and the names and contact information of four references. Interested candidates may apply online, by selecting “Apply Now” at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Faculty Positions, School of Engineering. The requested submission format is a single PDF file in the order listed. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please reference search #2018050 in your application submission. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018050)
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.
About University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut is one of the nation's leading public research universities. UConn's main campus in Storrs is admitting the highest-achieving freshmen in University history. Student diversity continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice.