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UCS Assistant Professor in Residence Position – Apply Now

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:

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is  in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( 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  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 .


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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.


3/27 & 3/28 – Job opportunity information session with Fund for the Public Interest (Storrs)

What are you planning to do with your summer? Do you want to make a real difference, working to protect the environment or public health? Do you want to gain real-world experience and pick up valuable skills? Do you want to make good money?


Apply for a job with the Fund this summer, and you could get all of that and more. We’re a national, non-profit organization that builds the people power for America’s leading environmental and social change organizations.


We’re hiring in over 30 cities across the country this summer to raise money and get thousands of people to take action. You’ll make a real difference on important issues. You may be working to help stop global warming, fight fracking, get factory farms to stop overusing antibiotics or standing up for clean water.


You’ll gain real-world experience and learn valuable skills. Making change happen isn’t easy, but history has shown time and again that when we build enough people power we can win. But to do that we need people who have the skills and leadership ability to get things done. And that’s what you’ll learn with the Fund.


We have a great training program. Training starts the first day, and it continues throughout your time on staff. You will have the opportunity to learn how to lead a team, run news conferences, all while developing your public speaking skills, raising money and motivating people to get involved and take action… skills that will be valuable, no matter what kind of job you want in the future.


And, you’ll make good money.


Many people are faced with a tough choice for how to spend their summer. Do I earn money by waiting tables, painting houses or making lattes, or do I take that unpaid internship so I can get real-world experience, or work on something I care about? You don’t have to make that choice.


You can make $4,500-$6,500 this summer while doing something you actually believe in—all while gaining the skills and experience you need to help you succeed in the future.


This is not your typical summer job, but if you’re looking for a great experience where you can make a real difference, and work with some great people along the way, then apply today for a summer job with The Fund.


We will be holding information sessions and interviews on Monday 3/27 and Tuesday 3/28 in the Wilbur Cross building room 202 at 2:00pm, 4:00pm, and 6:00pm and want to meet with as many interested students as possible while on campus. Open to students on any campus.


To apply, please visit or call 1-800-75-EARTH (1-800-753-2784).


(Please note: Job postings are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these employers nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the job posting.)

Fall and Summer 2017 UCS Schedules

It’s that time again. Students who have not made appointments with their advisor are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding the schedule, please contact your advisor.



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Summer Gardening Internship – Waterbury

Internship opportunity in the Waterbury community.


(Please note: Internship postings are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for an internship is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these employers nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the job posting.)

3/31 (Storrs) – Building a Stronger Community through Food

This event is free and open to anyone interested in attending.

Food Event Storrs Winne

CLAS Student Leadership Board

The CLAS Student Leadership Board is a group of engaged undergraduates from across the College whose mission is to enhance the academic and social experience for CLAS students.

In addition to coordinating College-wide programs that improve the CLAS student community, the Board’s activities include:

  • Liaising between the CLAS Dean, administration, alumni, and students
  • Serving as representatives of the College at open houses and alumni events
  • Planning specialized, CLAS-directed projects and communication efforts

Board members gain valuable professional skills in leadership, project and event management, marketing and communications, community development, and public speaking.

Applications for the 2017-2018 CLAS Student Leadership Board are now being accepted. Students from all majors in CLAS and those who will have completed one year of enrollment at UConn by August 2017 are encouraged to apply. We are looking for students who demonstrate a passion for leadership and possess excellent organizational skills.

The CLAS Student Leadership Board will provide ambitious students with the opportunity and resources to truly make a difference in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors can learn more about the Board and apply here by Friday, February 24th:

For more information, contact: Kathy Pais at (860) 486-4155

Green Corps Recruitment

We’re the Field School for Environmental Organizing
Are you passionate about the environment? Are you ready to learn how to run campaigns to help solve the climate crisis or save our last wild places? We offer a year-long, paid training program that will prepare you for a career in environmental organizing. Here’s how it works:

Part One: Classroom Training
You’ll participate in eight weeks of intensive classroom training conducted by representatives from a wide range of organizations and campaigns.
Part Two: Field Training on Real Campaigns
You’ll lead three to five different campaigns in communities across the country. By working with several different campaign partners, you’ll gain experience tackling a diversity of issues and working with a variety of individuals.
Part Three: Launch Your Career
After completing the training program, Green Corps connects graduates to groups looking to hire full-time staff.
Location And Compensation
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000. Green Corps offers a competitive benefits package. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

Our early application deadline is January 20th.

Apply today at!



(Please note: Job postings are being provided for informational purposes only. Anyone interested in applying for one of these positions is responsible for verifying all related information. The Urban and Community Studies Program, nor the University is recommending these employers nor guaranteeing the accuracy of the information furnished in the job posting.)

New Summer Study Abroad Program in the Netherlands

UConn Sustainable Amsterdam, Netherlands (Summer) (Faculty-led) – The overarching goal of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to do field-based research into various topics relating to sustainable urban and transportation planning. Methods will include standard qualitative approaches such as structured and unstructured interviews and direct observation. Research findings will be documented in a short film which the students will design, shoot, edit and produce during their time in the field.

The course has three main objectives:

1. To provide students with a solid foundation in seminal literature on alternative planning paradigms from both a theoretical and applied perspective, and to introduce them to emerging debates in sustainable transportation and sustainable cities.

2. To provide students with an opportunity to collaborate in an interdisciplinary setting to broaden their perspectives about and experience in addressing cross-cutting issues.

3. To provide students with training and guidance on how to distill complex ideas into clear and concise communications that are easily understood by a general audience through a variety of media, particularly short films. This objective is important because any approach that adopts a sustainability orientation requires public engagement. Too often, academics are not equipped with the necessary skills to be able to work with a variety of stakeholders beyond the academic realm. These courses therefore seek to enhance students’ communication skills to allow effective engagement to take place.

4. For Graduate Students only: In addition to the film, students taking the graduate course will prepare a 10-page research paper on their chosen theme.

For more information or to apply visit

Learn How to Knit a Scarf Event Related Videos

Below are a number of different knitting tutorial videos that can help you knit a scarf. These are just a few available online. For hands-on instruction or help, the UKnit Club meets on Wednesdays, in the Undergrad Building, Room 208 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

Knit Stitch – Video shown at event:


How to Knit – Cast on Beginner (with closed captions)

A casting on example – video takes the process slowly for begginers


How to Knit – Knit Stitch Beginner (with closed Captions CC)


How to Bind Off – Beginner (with closed captions)


This video also has step by step instructions – To view one way to hold you hands while knitting view the video at the 16:00 mark.


How to Knit a Scarf  – To learn how to avoid creating additional stitches, uneven rows, view video at the 2:40 mark.

This video has some real good tips to make your knitting a success.

This video demonstrates one way to incorporate a new bolt of yarn if your original bolt runs out.

UCS Spring 2017 Schedule

The schedule can be downloaded from our Course Schedule page located under the Degree Information tab.


If you have any questions or have any issues enrolling in URBN courses, please contact our office at 860-570-9092 or our faculty advisor.