Associate Director of Research Programs
Search #: 495519
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Faculty Temporary
The UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering in the School of
Engineering at the University of Connecticut seeks applicants for an
Assistant/Associate/Full Research Professor and Associate Director of Research
Under the general direction of the Director of the UTC Institute for Advanced
Systems Engineering (UTC-IASE), the Associate Director of Research Programs
provides research expertise, leadership, program management, and coordination
for the research and outreach programs of the UTC-IASE. Specifically, this
position is responsible for research projects archiving and reporting,
creation of new research opportunities, outreach and industry engagement, and
UTC-IASE faculty coordination in research clusters.
The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and managing
research programs, overseeing the smooth operation and day-to-day delivery of
these programs, monitoring and coordinating the administrative and reporting
aspects of the program, and will act independently within the goals and
objectives of the program and the guidelines established by the supervisor.
The primary focus of this job is on the design, organization, implementation,
and management of the research and outreach programs of the UTC-IASE, as well
as the management of the day-to-day delivery of its industry services.
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
Research Operations, including reporting on the progress of the research
activities of the Institute and all other relevant developments; leading
special research projects/operations which may be ongoing or short-term and
which require planning, coordination, supervision, and thorough knowledge of
the program; serving as a resource to faculty and staff on matters relating to
Research Opportunities Creation, including providing program leadership in
research opportunities and organizing teams to respond to industry and federal
agency research calls; team building and mentoring of young faculty; leading
of faculty research clusters.
Research Outreach, including leading promotional activities for the research
program, helping establish partnerships with industry; overseeing the
planning, organization, and execution of institute research networking events,
conferences, and other meetings; and serving as a resource to potential and
current program participants, corporations, state agencies, and other
organizations and individuals on matters related to the Institute's research
program and activities.
Ph.D. degree in related field and at least 2 years of relevant experience;
Experience with coordination of university research projects.
Thorough knowledge of, and demonstrated competence in, developing industry engagement and partnerships.
Experience with academic programs/projects creation or generation
Ability to plan and organize workshops and research symposia
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, administrators as well as external agencies/groups, and the public.
Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to lead large, complex projects to successful completion adhering to established deadlines.
Experience in industry-funded academic programs
Experience or involvement with industry related to systems engineering
Exposure and relationships with the Systems Engineering community and in particular INCOSE
Experience in the administration of distance learning courses
Experience in industry engagement and outreach activities.
This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position with an anticipated
start date of January 1, 2021. The successful candidate's academic appointment
will be at the Storrs campus. Rank will be determined based on the candidate's
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful
candidate's compliance with the University's Mandatory Workforce COVID-19
Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required
to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment
at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful
completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online
https: // academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19422 and submit the following
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.);
Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening
participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and
research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning
Sample journal articles or books
Three (3) letters of reference.
Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until filled. For
more information regarding the UTC-IASE please visit the website at
https: // utc-iase.uconn.edu/.
At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented
by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.
This job will be filled subject to budgetary approval.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may
be found at https:// 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
Advertised: Sep 02 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Oct 02 2021 Eastern Daylight Time