Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, School of Computing
University of Connecticut
Location: Storrs Campus
Internal Number: 497900
The School of Computing in the College of Engineering at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. The position has an expected start date of August 23, 2024, and will hold a joint appointment in the Pratt & Whitney Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering (PW-IASE) at UConn. This position seeks to advance research and education in the vast field of computing within the School of Computing, the PW-IASE, 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 cloud computing, computer architecture, computer vision, data visualization, natural language processing, and software engineering.
The School of Computing harbors a rich environment of instruction and research, offering four rigorous degrees in the computing sciences and a world-class research enterprise. The School has experienced unprecedented growth in the last five years, leading to new and exciting education and research initiatives for faculty and students, and has 44 full-time faculty members with research areas including security, machine learning, bioinformatics, systems and networking, and big data analytics. For the more than 1,300 undergraduate and 150 graduate students, this top-notch college experience is heightened by the successful recruiting of award-winning faculty to support the next generation of computer scientists and engineers. Additional information about the School 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 candidate will be expected to develop and sustain an internationally recognized and externally funded research program in an existing or emerging field of computing. The candidate 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. It is further expected that the candidate will 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.
Earned Ph.D. in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field by the time of appointment.
An established record of research in an existing or emerging computing field.
Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching.
Ability to effectively communicate with students in both large and small audiences.
Commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs.
Demonstrated commitment to graduate education and an established record of leadership excellence.
An outstanding record of scholarship and research contributions in at least one of the preferred areas identified above.
Expertise in multiple areas of computer science or computer engineering.
Experience in developing research grant applications to funding agencies.
An established record of excellence in teaching.
Research expertise complementing that of existing department faculty.
Experience in collaboration with the industry.
This is a full-time, 9-month, tenured/tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2024. 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 and experience.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
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 book
Three letters of reference (five for candidates applying for an Associate or Full Professor position)
Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately. For more information regarding the School of Computing please visit the department website at 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 members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.
The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee's unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.
The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.