University of Connecticut, Department of Sociology

Position ID:UConn-Sociology-2019203 [#12764]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence, Storrs and Waterbury
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Sociology / Criminology
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/11/14, finished 2019/05/21, listed until 2019/05/14)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Sociology at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor in Residence between its Storrs and Waterbury Campuses with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2019.

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 Storrs and Waterbury campus.

This position will be between the Storrs campus during the fall semester and Waterbury campus during the spring semester.  The teaching load is 7 courses for the year with 3 courses per semester and the 7th course can be devoted to administrative tasks, such as helping with advising or developing distance learning initiatives. The candidate is expected to teach Introduction to Sociology and elective courses while at Storrs, and while at Waterbury, 2 sections of Introduction to Sociology and one of the following courses: Sociology of Intolerance and Injustice, Prejudice and Discrimination, Criminology/Introduction to Criminal Justice.


Candidates must have an earned PhD in Sociology by August 22, 2019. Demonstrated excellence and experience in teaching. Commitment to working with a diverse student body. All candidates must also demonstrate promise in their research program.  Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.


Experience teaching introductory, elective, or writing intensive courses within the discipline of Sociology. Effective communication skills (both written and oral). Ability to engage productively and collegially with faculty and diverse groups of students across disciplines.


This is a 9-month, non-tenure track position, with a possibility of renewal. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2019. The position does not lead to academic tenure.  Salary will be $50,000.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit a cover letter; a detailed curriculum vitae; a teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, and possibly concepts for new course development, etc.) with relevant teaching evaluations; a 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.); and a research and scholarship statement. Please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three (3) reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately until the position is filled. For full consideration, online applications should be received no later than January 20, 2019.

Questions about the position may be sent to Jeremy Pais at

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search 2019203)

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 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:
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Further Info:
Department of Sociology
Harry G. Manchester Hall
344 Mansfield Road
Unit 1068
Storrs, CT 06269

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