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Lecturer and Assistant Professor in Residence

Company: University of Connecticut
Location: Stamford
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Lecturer or Assistant Professor in Residence - Stamford Search #: 495024
Work type: Full-time
Location: Stamford Campus
Categories: Faculty Non Tenure Track
INTRODUCTION The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a non-tenure track position of Lecturer, or Assistant Professor-in-Residence at the Stamford campus. The successful candidate will primarily contribute to the department's teaching program. This position is for the new and dynamic program in computer science on the Stamford campus. It is specifically geared to Stamford and Fairfield County. This area has one of the world's highest standards of living as well as a strong industrial base. There are opportunities for curricular design and engagement with regional industry. A successful hire will have significant opportunities to help shape the program. We expect to develop several concentration areas complementing the main department in Storrs. The initial focus area for the search is mobile computing and software engineering. However, exceptional candidates in any other areas of Computer Science & Engineering are also encouraged to apply.-- The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate level, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. The successful candidate will also be expected to enhance inclusion and broaden participation among members of under-represented groups, as demonstrated through their teaching, possible research, 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 Department of Computer Science and Engineering harbors a rich environment of instruction and research, offering three rigorous degrees in the computing sciences and a world-class research enterprise. Additional information about the Department can be found at . 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. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Candidates at the Lecturer level must have an earned Master's degree in computing sciences or related field. At the Assistant Professor in Residence level, candidates must have an earned Ph.D. in computing sciences or related field by the time of appointment; and must have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and enhancing inclusion as proven through their academic and research programs. Candidates for Lecturer and Assistant Professor in Residence must have a proven record of potential in teaching. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Expertise in several areas of computer science and outstanding record of teaching and scholarship; commitment to effective teaching and use of innovative techniques; the ability to effectively communicate with students in both large and small audiences; the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience. APPOINTMENT TERMS This is a full-time, 9-month, annually renewable non-tenure track position with the possibility of subsequent annual academic-year reappointment, contingent on positive reviews and program funding, and may lead to a multi-year appointment. Employment is conditional upon the timely completion of an approved I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form). Candidates must be able to begin work on August 23, 2021.

  • 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 letters of reference. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately. For more information regarding the Department of Computer Science and Engineering please visit the department website at . At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.-- This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval. 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. Advertised: Feb 15 2021 Eastern Standard Time
    Applications close: Apr 15 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

Keywords: University of Connecticut, Stamford , Lecturer and Assistant Professor in Residence, Education / Teaching , Stamford, Connecticut

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