Month: May 2017

New UTC-IASE Program Manager Position

Program Manager – UCP 7 School of Engineering UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering


Under the general direction of the Director of the UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering (UTC-IASE), the Program Manger provides leadership, program management and coordination for the research, outreach and educational programs designed to support the UTC-IASE and specifically its operations and formal archiving and reporting, research opportunities identification, outreach and industry engagement services, and industry service.

Incumbents in this position are expected to be responsible for designing and managing research and educational programs, for the smooth operations of the day-to-day delivery of these programs, for monitoring and coordinating the administrative and reporting aspects of the program, and are expected to 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, and management of the day-to-day delivery of its industry services.


Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

UTC-IASE Operations

  • Plans and implements UTC-IASE services and activities and supervises the day-to-day delivery of program content.
  • Directs the day-to-day operations and administration of the UTC-IASE program; oversees program coordination and logistics; resolves problems and makes changes to accommodate changing priorities and needs.
  • Reports monthly to the UTC-IASE governing committee on the progress of the Institute and all other developments.
  • Is responsible for special projects/operations which may be on-going or short-term and which require planning, coordination, supervision, and thorough knowledge of the program.
  • Is responsible for the compliance of project with relevant export control and confidentiality agreements.

UTC-IASE Research

  • Provides administrative and program leadership for complex research or academic strategic initiatives designed to support the UTC-IASE research and industry outreach activities.
  • Identifies research opportunities in industry and federal agencies and organizes teams to respond to industry and federal agency research calls.
  • Coordinates preparation of large proposals involving multiple faculty, departments and/or other universities.
  • May participate in securing funding for the program.
  • Serves as a resource to faculty and staff on matters relating to strategic initiatives.

UTC-IASE Education

  • Assesses the unmet educational needs of the industry and makes recommendations to the governing committee to meet those needs.
  • Participates in planning, developing, designing, and evaluating customized programs based on identified needs and goals.
  • Plans, administers, and oversees the organization of workshops and course offerings in accordance with UTC-IASE goals; creates the program calendar with the Director and participating faculty members; oversees the coordination of logistics.

UTC-IASE Outreach

  • Leads public relations and promotional activities for the program; implements recruiting, promotional, and marketing strategies to identify corporate and individual participants; designs brochures, flyers, posters, and other promotional materials.
  • Oversees the planning, organization, and execution of corporate networking events, conferences, and other meetings.
  • Serves as a resource to potential and current program participants, corporations, state agencies, and other organizations and individuals on matters related to the Institute’s program policies, procedures, and activities.
  • Establishes and maintains partnerships and engagement with industry and governmental contacts.
  • Manages critical communications, both internal and external.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in discipline appropriate to the program to be served and at least 2 years relevant experience.
  • Experience with coordination of University industrial projects (research or educational).
  • 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 outreach networking events appropriate to program to be served.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently design and implement programs, identify and resolve day-to-day program problems.
  • Good organizational and supervisory skills.
  • Good 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.
  • Ability to resolve complex or unusual problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead large, complex projects to successful completion adhering to established deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in industry funded academic programs
  • Experience in reporting in a quantifiable manner of the planning and closing of actions and programmatic status updates
  • Experience or involvement with industry related to systems engineering
  • Exposure and relationships with the Systems Engineering community and in particular INCOSE
  • Experience in development and management of graduate curriculum
  • Experience in the administration of distance learning courses
  • Experience in social media and online advertisement of academic activities
  • Experience in industry engagement and outreach activities.

Appointment Terms:

This is a full-time, 12-month position with an excellent benefits package.


To Apply:

Please apply online at For full consideration, please upload a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three professional references.  Review of applications will begin immediately. Please include the search number XXXX with all correspondences. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # XXXX)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 25, 2017.

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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 underrepresented populations.

Request for Applications to the 2017 UTC-IASE Guest Professorship Award


The UTC-IASE Guest Professorship Award sponsors visiting professors with national and international reputation in the field of cyber-physical systems engineering to collaborate and mentor UConn faculty and students. The goal of the award is to attract exceptional researchers and educators and promote cross-disciplinary work in areas of interest to the UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering and the United Technologies Corporation. Guest Professors from all engineering all other related disciplines are invited to participate in a 3-6 week program with emphasis on cross-university collaboration, faculty and student mentoring and advising, research proposals creation, research project refinement, and creation of new educational directions (development of new courses or enhancement of existing courses).



Guest professors are expected to collaborate with UConn Faculty and UTC Engineers in the following areas:

  • Offer seminars and lectures in an area of interest to the UTC-IASE
  • Collaboration for the development of new collaborative research proposals
  • Mentor graduate students and fellows currently working in projects sponsored by the UTC-IASE
  • Present a seminar to UTC in the UTRC campus
  • Review the curriculum content of the UTC-IASE and propose new directions, refinements and new content or applications



UConn Faculty are requested to nominate a Guest Professor in an application containing the following

  • Letter of recommendation for the Guest Professor. (limit 1 page)
  • Curriculum Vitae of the Guest Professor.
  • A plan for the nominee’s proposed activities, including:
    1. A series of lectures or seminars
    2. A series of meeting with other faculty explaining briefly the common topic of interest
    3. A series of advising meetings with UTC-IASE graduate students and fellows explaining briefly common research interests
    4. Possible collaborative research proposals
    5. Educational content that will be reviewed and refined
    6. The title of a seminar to be given in the United Technologies Research Center.

Not all of the above are mandatory, but the ideal application will contain a plan with many of the above.  The proposed plan should not exceed 3 pages in length.

  • Budget, brief budget justification and time table of activities. (limit 1 page).
  • Support letters by at least 3 faculty that express their interest in inviting and supporting the Guest Professor. (limit 1 page per letter).



The UTC-IASE Guest Professorship Award will cover transportation, accommodation and living expenses and a honorarium for the Guest Professor up to a total not to exceed $30,000. Half of the award is sponsored by the Dean of the School of Engineering and the other half by the UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering. Only expenses made by the Guest Professor will be covered. Applications may distribute expenses as needed, but proposers should submit a draft budget justification with the proposal.



  • Submit your application as one single PDF file by 5:00pm, May 31st 2017 to Michelle Morse at
  • Applications will be reviewed by the UTC-IASE Governing Committee and applicants will be notified by June 10th.
  • Guest Professorship funds will be made available anytime between June 15th and December 31st