University of Connecticut, Natural Resources and the Environment

Position ID:UConn-NRE-497023 [#23792, 497023]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/11/18, listed until 2023/01/06)
Position Description:    

*** the listing date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

INTRODUCTION 

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment in the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources (CAHNR) at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track faculty position in the area of Environmental Sciences and Studies with specific expertise in undergraduate course instruction.

The successful applicant will instruct 5-6 undergraduate courses per academic year and advise undergraduate students in the areas of environmental sciences and studies in support of the Environmental Literacy competency in the General Education curriculum and the cross-college interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences and Environmental Studies majors, respectively. Potential course assignments include cohort and team-building courses designed for majors, upper-division courses with a science writing emphasis, and moderate-sized introductory courses in environmental science and studies intended for diverse audiences.

Successful candidates will be expected to promote a sense of community for all students through the incorporation of interactive and inclusive teaching strategies. Scholarship in teaching and learning is expected and candidates well-versed in teaching pedagogies, course design, and learning outcomes evaluation are encouraged to apply.

The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources has developed and implemented a Strategic Vision to guide the development and focus of our teaching, research, and extension programs in the years 2020-2025. Faculty hired for this position will be expected to make significant contributions in their area of expertise, contributing to the advancement of one or more of the CAHNR’s four strategic priorities. 

  • Ensuring a vibrant agricultural industry and sustainable food supply  
  • Enhancing health and well-being locally, nationally, and globally  
  • Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion through anti-racist approaches
  • Fostering sustainable landscapes across urban-rural interfaces  
  • Advancing adaptation and resilience in a changing climate  

The CAHNR Strategic Vision provides additional information on the strategic initiatives and their related areas of emphasis.

While this position does not require summer teaching, it is possible to offer additional courses during the summer (with compensation). In addition to teaching and advising, the successful candidate will perform service to the Department, University, and in particular the cross-college faculty advisory boards of the Environmental Sciences and Environmental Studies majors.

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

  • A doctoral degree at the time of appointment in environmental science, environmental studies, or a related discipline. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
  • Experience in college-level instruction.
  • Experience with online educational technologies and course management systems.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • A demonstrated record of excellence in college instruction.
  • Training and workshop attendance for teaching and learning pedagogical activities.
  • Previous advisement/mentoring of undergraduate students.
  • Published scholarship in teaching and learning.

APPOINTMENT TERMS 

This is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor in Residence position. The position is considered 95% teaching (instruction and advising) and 5% service. The position is annually renewable during an initial period and becomes eligible for multi-year contracts thereafter. The successful candidate will work at the University of Connecticut’s main campus located in Storrs. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2023. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

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/23792 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Statement of teaching philosophy that must directly address inclusivity, equity, and diversity (maximum three pages)
  • Contact information for at least three letters of reference.

Only applications submitted via Academic Jobs Online will be accepted. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received no later than Jan 6, 2023. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For further information, please contact the search committee chair: Chadwick Rittenhouse (chadwick.rittenhouse@uconn.edu)

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

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 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.


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
http://www.nre.uconn.edu/
email
 
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087
Storrs, CT 06269-4087
Phone: (860) 486-2840