Growing Momentum: UConn to Hire 290 New Faculty
In June, UConn President Susan Herbst announced one of the most ambitious faculty hiring plans in U.S. higher education. Over the next four years, across the spectrum of disciplines and campuses, UConn will hire 290 new faculty members.
This unprecedented campaign will propel UConn’s educational and research missions in harmony with the dramatic infrastructure changes that have transformed the university through the UConn 2000 and 21st Century campaigns.
During the first year of this important initiative, the School of Engineering will recruit and hire 18 new tenure track and tenured faculty for a fall 2013 start date. This first phase of hiring will focus on individuals with expertise in one of three interdisciplinary areas of knowledge, enabling UConn Engineering to achieve critical mass in areas of national importance:
- Advanced Manufacturing & Materials Genomics
- Genomics and Biomedical Sciences & Engineering
- Human Sustainability & Physical and Cyber Infrastructure Resilience
The time is ripe for this growth. The state of Connecticut is investing strategically, and heavily, in a number of important areas that will create highly skilled knowledge-sector jobs, including the $170 million Tech Park, the Bioscience Connecticut, the $1.1 billion Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine and the $62 million new Engineering building to be opened in 2015.
The official job announcements and application details will appear on the UConn HuskyHire website, the School of Engineering website, and relevant professional publications.