Assistant or Associate Professor - Computer Science

University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut 06269
  • Job Code
    494877
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Jobs Rated
    3rd

The Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Department at the University of Connecticut invites applications for two tenure-track/tenured faculty position(s) at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in any area of Computer Science and Engineering. The positions have an expected start date of August 23, 2021. These positions seek to advance research and education in the vast field of computing within the CSE department and the University.

Candidates with a strong background in Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be considered for all ranks and in all Computer Science and Engineering related fields. Candidates in broader computing field whose scholarship and background is well-aligned with entrepreneurship, commercialization, and economic development are particularly encouraged to apply for additional tenure track positions at all ranks. Such candidates, in addition to excellence in their field of expertise, must demonstrate a successful track record as a serial entrepreneur or technology innovator. 

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 designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

The successful candidates will be expected to develop and sustain an internationally-recognized and externally-funded research program in an existing or emerging computing field. The 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 Department of Computer Science & Engineering harbors a rich environment of instruction and research, offering three rigorous degrees (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.) in the computing sciences and a world-class research enterprise. 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.

APPOINTMENT TERMS 

This is a full-time, 9-month, annually renewable tenure track position.  Employment is conditional upon the timely completion of an approved I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form). The candidates are expected to begin work on August 23, 2021. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

Employment of the successful candidates will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

These positions will be filled subject to 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.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must have an 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; and a commitment to enhance inclusion and broaden participation among members of under-represented groups, as demonstrated through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement.  Candidates must also have a demonstrated commitment to graduate education and an established record of leadership excellence. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

Preferred candidates will possess an outstanding record of scholarship and research contributions in relevant computing areas; expertise in several areas of Computer Science or Computer Engineering; an established record of excellence in teaching; the ability to effectively communicate with students in both large and small audiences, and a record of public engagement.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17538 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 (3) letters of reference. For senior candidates, please submit five (5) letters of reference

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