Assistant Professor in Residence
University of Connecticut

Stamford, Connecticut

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INTRODUCTION

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) of the University of Connecticut invites applications for a non-tenure Assistant Professor in Residence appointment at the Stamford campus, beginning January 2022. Teaching responsibilities may include introductory biology courses for majors (Bio 1107 and 1108) and non-majors (Bio 1102), and other undergraduate courses (e.g., Global Change Ecology-EEB 2100E and Evolutionary Biology-EEB 2245W) consistent with the successful candidate's interests and qualifications.  The normal teaching load for this position is seven three-credit courses per year or the equivalent. Other responsibilities include undergraduate advising and some service to the Campus, Department, or University. Candidates are not expected to maintain an active research program. 

UConn Stamford is an urban campus at the center of one of Fairfield County's robust business communities, just 45 minutes from New York, which gives students ample opportunities for internships and careers.  The campus serves 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including many first-generation college students. It offers 14 undergraduate majors, including business administration, digital media and design, computer science, and history. The campus's small size makes it attractive to students and instructors who prefer the one-on-one interaction, the small class sizes, and the personalized attention. UConn Stamford prides itself on its collegial environment, interdisciplinary collaboration, and integral role in the Greater Stamford community.

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in Biology or a related discipline by the start date of employment.
  • Strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate education.
  • The ability to contribute through teaching and/or public engagement to the diversity of the College
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience in higher education teaching, flipped courses, distance learning, and laboratory courses.
  • Track record of developing and implementing inclusive, evidence-based teaching practices, technology-assisted teaching, and experiential learning.
  • Prior experience with course and curriculum development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a co-teaching environment.
APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track at the Stamford campus. In-residence positions are one-year appointments, but may be renewed annually, and can lead to multi-year contracts as well as promotion to Associate and Professor (in Residence).  Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate's compliance with the University's Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. 

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19644 and submit the following application materials:
  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • 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.);
  • The names of three references who are willing to address the candidate's teaching qualifications.
Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Only complete applications with all required materials will be considered and reviewed.  Inquiries can be addressed to the chair of the search committee at claudia.kraemer@uconn.edu

For more information regarding the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, please visit the Department website at https://eeb.uconn.edu.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This job will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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.


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