Sacred Heart University, the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and certificate programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Connecticut, and at satellite campuses in Connecticut, Luxembourg, and Ireland. More than 8,000 students attend the university’s five colleges: Arts & Sciences; Health Professions; Nursing; the Jack Welch College of Business; and the Isabelle Farrington College of Education. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its guides “Best 379 Colleges – 2015 Edition,” “Best in the Northeast” and “Best 296 Business Schools – 2015 Edition.” U.S. News & World Report ranks SHU among the best master’s universities in the north in its annual “America’s Best Colleges” publication. SHU fields 32 division I athletic teams and has an award-winning program of community service.
Assistant Professor of Physics & Engineering (Tenure Track)
Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, Connecticut, has launched a new School of Computing within its College of Arts and Sciences, in response to outstanding growth in its various computing programs. The School of Computing hosts two graduate programs (M.S. in Computer Science & Information Technology; M.S. in Cybersecurity); four undergraduate programs (B.S. in Computer Science; B.S. in Information Technology; and B.S. in Game Design & Development; and, a B.S. in Computer Engineering starting in the fall of 2017); and several graduate certificates. The school has experienced a significant increase in undergraduate majors and graduate students over the past three years. To meet this growth, we are searching for passionate, creative, entrepreneurial colleagues to fill SIX tenure-track appointments in the areas of Computer Science, Gaming, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, and Physics & Engineering.
For this position, we are searching for a dynamic, innovative teacher and scholar to help develop and teach physics and engineering foundational courses in support of the College of Arts and Sciences' new computer engineering and 3+2 engineering dual degree programs, while ensuring the programs align with accreditation standards. We invite you to learn more about Sacred Heart University on our website at www.sacredheart.edu. Come join our team and help shape the future of these pioneering programs.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Reviving the two-semester calculus-based physics course and lab sequence
- Developing new physics and engineering courses for the 3+2 engineering dual degree program & computer engineering major.
- Conducting research in your discipline
- Advising prospective engineering students
- Teaching foundational core courses in your department
- Designing and teaching upper-level electives in your area of specialty
- Supervising student research and capstone projects
- Supporting the college's assessment and accreditation processes
As part of an interdisciplinary team, you will work closely with the director of the School of Computing, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences as well as chairpersons and faculty in other departments involved in the development and implementation of the new engineering programs.
The typical teaching load at Sacred Heart is 21 credits per year for tenure-track faculty actively pursuing a research agenda. Administrative course releases may be available for major course- and curriculum-development projects in support of the university’s strategic initiatives. The university offers a comprehensive faculty benefits package, including tuition remission.
- Doctoral degree in physics, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or a related discipline attained before start date
- Comfort with a highly interactive learning environment that includes significant faculty/student interaction
- Commitment to diversity and equity in education
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching
- Openness to innovative pedagogical approaches
- Potential for scholarly productivity
- Experience in curriculum development and design
- Experience with hands-on and project-based learning
- Familiarity with ABET accreditation processes
- Ongoing program of scholarly research and publication
Only on-line applications will be considered. To apply, please submit a letter of interest that relates your qualifications to the requirements of the position, your curriculum vitae, a statement describing your teaching philosophy, a statement describing your past and future research interests, and a list of three references at https://sacredheart.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=77163&CNTRNO=2&TSTMP=1476288344032. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; both Fall 2017 and January 2017 start dates will be considered. Please direct any questions about the position to the search chair Dr. Julianna Stockton, Director of 3+2 Engineering Program and Associate Professor of Mathematics, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ecumenical in spirit and led by the laity, Sacred Heart University is dedicated to excellence in academics and to the Catholic intellectual and liberal arts traditions. We are looking for individuals who value the university’s Catholic identity, tradition and spirit, and support its commitment to the intellectual and ethical development of our students. Sacred Heart University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants, without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or status as a veteran.