Faculty Positions in Systems Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department of the University of Connecticut solicits applications for two tenure-track faculty positions to conduct research, education and outreach related to Systems Engineering for Advanced Manufacturing with focus on data and design infrastructure optimization, agile processes and smart manufacturing technologies. The ECE Department (http://www.engr.uconn.edu/ece) offers ABET-accredited undergraduate majors in electrical and computer engineering as well as a doctoral program in electrical engineering, which was highly ranked by the National Research Council (NRC) in its latest ranking. During 2011-2012, the 23 ECE faculty members worked on 130 sponsored grants with annual expenditures of $5.7 million and advised 134 graduate students, of whom 17 successfully completed their Ph.D. degrees.

Minimum Qualifications include: Ph.D. in Electrical or Computer Engineering or a closely related field by time of appointment; research experience in systems engineering including but not limited to data and design infrastructure optimization, model-based verification of complex cyber-physical systems, use and coordination of information, automation, computation, software, sensing, and networking for autonomous and adaptive re-tasking and reconfiguration;  nano- and bio- manufacturing;  advanced robotics; demonstrated ability to carry out independent research; an outstanding scholarly record of presentations at major conferences as well as publications in leading scientific journals; and strong oral and written communication skills. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications include: Familiarity with the major funding agencies in the field; experience with proposal development for initiating independent research for candidates at the assistant professor level; collaboration with industry; potential to grow in major professional societies; the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team; teaching experience in a classroom setting and in the laboratory; and the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.

Appointment Terms
These are nine month, tenure track positions. Salary and rank will be determined based on qualifications.  The anticipated start date is August 23, 2013. Evaluation of candidates will begin November 16, 2012.  The positions are intended primarily for junior faculty members at the Assistant Professor level; however, exceptional candidates with established scholarly and funding records may be considered for a higher level appointment. The successful candidates’ primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of work at UConn's regional campuses across the state. 

To Apply
Please apply online using Husky Hire (http://www.jobs.uconn.edu/) to submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, list of references, research plan and teaching statement.  The preferred submission format is a single PDF file in the order shown above.  The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.