Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Residence and Associate Director of Academic Programs for the Pratt & Whitney Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering

Search #: 497845
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Faculty Non Tenure Track


The Pratt & Whitney Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering (PW-IASE) at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a non-tenure track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor-in-Residence. The successful candidate will primarily contribute to the Institute’s teaching program but is encouraged to pursue their research interests and collaborate within the Department. Interested candidates will also be offered the position of Associate Director of Academic Programs of the PW-IASE.

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.



  • Teach 2 courses per semester for the PW-IASE (courses will be decided with the PW-IASE Director).
  • Actively advertise the PW-IASE curriculum (initiate discussions with Industry for enrollment in one of our Certificates and M.Eng. programs).
  • Actively advertise the curriculum of PW-IASE to INCOSE and other communication media in the field of Systems Engineering.
  • Benchmark the curriculum of PW-IASE against other competing programs. Identify the differentiating elements of the curriculum of the PW-IASE and propose future directions for the Institute to remain current and cutting-edge.
  • Be responsible for the organization, scheduling, and realization of PW-IASE courses. Coordinate with instructors, collect student evaluations, and report to the Director and PW-IASE Academic Industry Advisory Board the performance of courses.
  • Hold quarterly meetings with instructors of curriculum tracks and make sure there is continuity between courses within a track.
  • Pursue and lead proposals for academic projects from Federal Funding Agencies.
  • Organize and coordinate Capstone Design projects (communicate with Academic and Industry Advisors and have a feasible list of assignments).
  • Assist in improving the media and methods of online dissemination of the PW-IASE curriculum.


  • Participate actively in research proposals of the PW-IASE.
  • Develop a research program in the field of Systems Engineering education (own or collaborative with PW-IASE members).
  • Lead education proposals with tasks of integration of research with education.
  • Facilitate monthly meetings with the members of PW-IASE for research project updates and discussions on future directions.

Outreach and Industry Engagement

  • Run a campaign to advertise the PW-IASE in the state and globally (research, education, and outreach activities).
  • Coordinate the activities of the PW-IASE Academic Industry Advisory Board.


  • Earned Ph.D. in Systems Engineering or related field by the time of appointment.
  • Have a proven record of excellence in teaching systems engineering courses and industry exposure and collaboration. 
  • Candidates must have a deep commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs.


  • Expertise in several areas of systems engineering.
  • Prior engagement with INCOSE 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.


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. The start date is as soon as possible. Interested candidates will also be offered the position of Associate Director of Academic Programs of the PW-IASE. Employment is conditional upon the timely completion of an approved I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification Form). 


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 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 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.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

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.

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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.

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