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Endowed Chairs

The University of Connecticut is in the Midst of a Transformation.

Come help us finish the job. Join the ranks of our distinguished Faculty in an Endowed Chair.

For the past twenty years we have engaged in phenomenal growth, we’ve built a world-class university, while honing our strategic vision with a plan for 21st century excellence. With billions in unprecedented financial investment, we have hired 400 new tenure-line faculty over the last five years, with dozens of additional openings to fill. We are building our future with endowed chairs and tenure-line faculty in many areas: philosophy, genomics, additive manufacturing, finance, cognitive neuroscience, and human rights, to name just a few. You can view these openings below.

Through strong industry partnerships and support from distinguished alumni, the School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut is able to accept applications for the following Endowed Chair or Professorship faculty positions.

All candidates will possess a proven track record of distinguished technical accomplishments in the appropriate field, continuous and successful research funding, the innovative skills necessary to facilitate team-based visionary research, a record of industrial outreach activities, and the technical leadership qualities necessary to engender strong collaborative partnerships with industry and government agencies. Candidates for the Chair positions will be at the full Professor level, with the exception of the Charles H. Knapp Associate Professorship. To inquire about these positions, please contact

Affiliated with the new Comcast Center of Excellence in Security Innovation, the Chair will advance research and training in security innovation and prepare future engineers for the challenges of cyber security.

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Dynamic individuals who lead groups of outstanding researchers in all fields of advanced materials, manufacturing, manufacturing system, and manufacturing processes.

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A renowned researcher and leader in application-based design and manufacturing fields, joining a team of outstanding faculty members in the department of Mechanical Engineering.

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Dynamic individuals to be appointed as Director and Associate Director of the UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering, to lead a team of faculty from across the School of Engineering who have interests in Systems Engineering.

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Boehringer Ingelheim Endowed Chair in Mechanistic Toxicology – Associate or Full Professor – REPOST

We are seeking a scientist with a strong background in the field of mechanisms of chemical-induced tissue injury with a focus on prevention, early detection, or novel treatments. Preference will be given to a principal investigator with diverse expertise in the areas of genetic determinants of susceptibility to hepatotoxicity by pharmaceuticals, mechanisms of chemical-induced hepatocarcinogenesis, as well as several emerging new research fields including epigenetic regulation, transcriptomics, metabolomics, and non-coding RNA (microRNA, lncRNA) as new biomarkers for chemical-induced liver disease. The candidate is expected to have a strong current record of extramural grant support, ideally from NIH. In addition to pursuing his/her own research, the successful candidate is expected to take a leading role in expanding our toxicology focus group within the department with the long-term goal of establishing a research center. Such a center is expected to capitalize on vibrant interdisciplinary interactions with other programs of the University such as Molecular and Cell Biology, the Institute for Systems Genomics, Chemistry, and Nutritional Sciences.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship (approximately 60% of time) through extramural funding, high quality publications, and impact as measured through citations, and to sustain national and international recognition as a scholar. The faculty member will teach at the School of Pharmacy, sharing a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate, professional and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. An exciting new initiative is a toxicology curriculum being developed in collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim and geared towards company employees and UConn students. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.


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