University of Connecticut, School of Business

Position ID:UConn-School of Business-494292 [#16000, 494292]
Position Title: Instructor/Assistant Professor In-Residence, Business Writing & Communication
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Business
Appl Deadline: finished (2020/02/12, finished 2020/05/11, listed until 2020/04/15)
Position Description:    

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


The School of Business at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a non-tenure track position at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor In-Residence, with primary responsibilities in teaching, service, and outreach at the University’s Storrs campus in the area of business writing and communication to begin in Fall 2020.

The successful candidate will be expected to share a deep commitment to effective instruction primarily at the undergraduate level, to the development of innovative courses, and to the mentoring of students in their professional development. Duties include a university-standard in-residence teaching load of 21 credits per year (Fall and Spring semesters) of undergraduate teaching in Business Writing and Communication across a variety of formats (one-, two- and three-credit courses). In addition, individuals will be expected to contribute to scholarship and outreach targeted at the professional community so as to maintain faculty qualifications under AACSB guidelines. 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; contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

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.


  • For the rank of Instructor In-Residence: candidates must possess a master’s degree in business communication, technical communication, professional communication, English, rhetoric and/or composition, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution by August 22, 2020. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
  • For the rank of Assistant Professor In-Residence: candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in business communication, technical communication, professional communication, English, rhetoric and/or composition, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution by August 22, 2020. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching writing and/or communication for business students, with at least two-years’ experience.
  • A deep commitment to promoting diversity through their academic programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.


  • Industry experience in professional writing and/or communication to enhance teaching.
  • If advanced degree is in English, Composition and Rhetoric specialization preferred.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) experience preferred.
  • Experience in communication-across-the-curriculum initiatives (e.g., faculty outreach, course design).


This is a full-time, nine-month, end-date non-tenure track position with the possibility of annual reappointment, contingent upon positive annual reviews and program funding, and may lead to a multi-year appointment. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2020. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the University’s Storrs campus with the possibility of assignment at other regional campuses. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Click on to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following and include your last name as well as search #494292 in the document title for each document submitted:

  • A cover letter;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Teaching statement, including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.; and the following:
  • Sample business and/or professional communication syllabus;
  • Sample assignment from a business and/or professional communication course;
  • A set of 3 recent courses’ teaching evaluations from a business and/or professional communication course;
  • Other evidence of teaching excellence (optional).
  • Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of undergraduate students, etc.) and a writing sample (e.g., an academic or professional publication);
  • 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.);
  • Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

For more information about the School of Business, please visit the school website at Inquiries other than applications can be directed to: Robert Day, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, at

This position will be filled subject the 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 

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Further Info:
University of Connecticut
Employment Services
9 Walters Avenue
Unit 5075
Storrs, CT 06269

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