University of Connecticut, Political Science

Position ID:UConn-Political Science-2019632 [#14041, 493429]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Political Science
Appl Deadline:2019/10/01 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2019/07/12, finished 2020/04/05, listed until 2020/01/12)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

The Department of Political Science at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor in Residence at its Avery Point Campus with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering 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 ( We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a position at the Avery Point campus.

We seek an engaging and excellent instructor of Political Science with demonstrated interest or experience in environmental studies, especially related to marine or coastal environments, or in maritime studies. This position is intended to contribute to the General Education of our undergraduate students and also provides an opportunity to work closely with our Maritime Studies and American Studies programs.

Avery Point, a land and sea grant institution, offers all the benefits of a prestigious public research university in a small, liberal arts college setting. Avery Point provides specialized programs that take advantage of our waterfront location and delivers an exceptional education in more traditional areas of study. On campus partners such as the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation, Connecticut Sea Grant and the Mystic Aquarium make available opportunities for collaboration both in and out of the classroom.

Avery Point contributes to the understanding - and solution - of problems relating to the intersection of the environment and people, both through the expertise of the faculty and the education of its students who will help ensure sustainable uses of environmental and marine resources as well as coastal regions and cities. In addition to supporting the University’s graduate and undergraduate programs, the Avery Point campus places special emphasis on marine and maritime-oriented undergraduate curricula, as well as programs responsive to the needs of its significant corporate and industrial constituencies, and its unique regional economic and cultural characteristics. Assistant Professors in Residence carry a course load of 21 credits per academic year or equivalent.


A Ph.D. in Political Science or related field completed by start date; demonstrated experience in environmental or maritime politics; evidence or promise of a strong teaching record; and a deep commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs. All candidates must also demonstrate promise in their research program. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.


Applicants who can teach courses in a broad range of subfields are preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience in marine environmental politics. Preferred qualifications also include an outstanding record of research and scholarship excellence; commitment to effective teaching, integrating technology into instruction, online instruction; and the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.


This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020. Position may be renewed annually. Applicants will be subject to PTR review by the Department of Political Science.  APIR applicants can pursue promotion to Associate and Full Professor in Residence. The successful candidate's academic appointment will be at the Avery Point campus.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, a statement describing teaching and research interests, writing samples, and (if available) course syllabi and teaching evaluations. Your letter of application should include a statement indicating your commitment to diversity (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.). Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. For full consideration, online applications should be received no later than October 1, 2019.

Questions about the position may be sent to Lindsay Halle, Administrative Coordinator (

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019632)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at

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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Further Info:
Department of Political Science
University of Connecticut
365 Fairfield Way, U-1024
Storrs, CT 06269-1024

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