Economics, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-Economics-2017432 [#8983, 2017432]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence, Economics
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Economics
Starting Date:2017/08/23
Appl Deadline:2017/04/15* (posted 2017/03/09, listed until 2017/09/09)
Position Description:    

Assistant Professor in Residence, Economics

The Department of Economics at the University of Connecticut seeks to fill a full-time faculty position on the Storrs campus to teach undergraduate economics courses beginning August, 2017. The position will be for non-tenure-track “In-Residence” faculty, which may lead to long-term, multi-year contracts. The teaching load will be 6-7 courses per year, including both upper division field courses and principles. Short term course release may be available for faculty who demonstrate an active research agenda.

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 faculty positions in the Department of Economics at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence.

The successful candidates will be expected to share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate level and to the mentoring of students in their professional development.  Candidates will also share a commitment to the development and innovative improvement of economics courses.  In addition, individuals will be expected to contribute to the scholarship of teaching and outreach activities.  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.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Economics; minimum of one year of full-time teaching experience, demonstrated excellence in teaching; and excellent oral and written communication skills. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications

Active scholarly research agenda; complement scholarly activities in department; and experience teaching a variety of upper division field courses.

Appointment Terms

This is a nine-month, non-tenure track position which may lead to long-term multi-year contracts.  The anticipated start date is August 23, 2017. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be competitive with the national market.

To Apply

Select "Apply" and submit the following to a cover letterCV, and sample syllabi online. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters on your behalf. Screening of applications will proceed immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017432)

For more information regarding the Department of Economics, please visit the department website at http://econ.uconn.edu/

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on April 15, 2017.

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.


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Further Info:
http://www.econ.uconn.edu/
 
Department of Economics
309 Oak Hall
365 Fairfield Way, Unit 1063
Storrs, CT 06269-1063

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