Assistant Professor-in-Residence, Urban and Community Studies Program
The Urban and Community Studies (UCS) program at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a renewable, 9 month, non-tenure track Assistant Professor-in-Residence (APiR) faculty position. For more information about the Urban and Community Studies program at UConn, please see: http://urban.uconn.edu/.
The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1).We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a faculty position in the Urban And Community Studies program at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence.
Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their activities the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
The University standard teaching load for this position is seven 3-credit courses per year, or the equivalent. The specific duties of this UCS APiR will be to teach three courses per semester (six courses for the academic year). In exchange for a seventh course the UCS APiR will be expected to a) assist with academic advising on the Storrs campus, b) oversee internship placements for UCS students, and c) assist the UCS Director in the coordination of on- and off-campus UCS student activities, including academic and cultural events, volunteer activities, student recruitment, and other events that highlight the UCS program on the Storrs campus. When possible in the courses, the UCS program asks faculty to integrate service learning and/or engaged scholarship.
Successful candidates must have a PhD in Urban Studies, Geography, Sociology, Political Science, Public Policy, or a related field by time of appointment. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable. Candidates should also have a record of distinguished teaching at the undergraduate level.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience mentoring and/or advising undergraduate students and with the ability to teach qualitative analysis. Special attention will be given to individuals dedicated to teaching methods that integrate the learning process with community engagement.
The position is a full-time, nine (9)-month, renewable appointment. Salary is competitive and based on qualifications and professional experience. The UCS major is offered on three UConn campuses with administrative offices located in Hartford. The successful candidate’s primary academic responsibilities will be on the Storrs campus, although s/he may be engaged with UCS faculty and students and work throughout the university system. The position begins August 2017 and is renewable annually. The incumbent will also have the opportunity to earn up to two months summer salary through summer teaching.
Please provide a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for 3 references. Application should be submitted though http://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted no later than April 24, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2017488) To view and apply for this position click here .
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.