Anthropology, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-Anthropology-2018230 [#10567, 2018230]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Anthropology / Cultural Anthropology, Medical Anthropology
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/11/30, finished 2018/07/02)
Position Description:    

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

The Anthropology Department within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor-in-Residence level in Cultural Anthropology.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of 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 (


The position consists of teaching two courses in anthropology per year and requires grant writing, administration, and evaluation of research pertaining to women and minorities in STEM K-12 and postsecondary school.

The successful candidate will have expertise in cultural/medical anthropology, research methods, and grant writing and administration regarding underrepresented minorities in STEM education. The incumbent will share a deep commitment to effective instruction and 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; and contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.


The successful candidate must have: 1) a Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field; 2) a record of successful teaching at the postsecondary level; 3) a record of obtaining funding, conducting, and administering research pertaining to women and underrepresented minorities in STEM K-12 and/or postsecondary education; 4) demonstrated qualitative, quantitative, and evaluation research skills, including measurement development and validation; and 5) the ability to work effectively with a diverse interdisciplinary research team.


This position is a full-time, nine (9)-month appointment, with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2018. This position reports to the Anthropology Department Head, Dr. Pamela Erickson. The position may be annually renewable based on performance, budget and needs of the department and college.  Salary is competitive based upon qualifications.  The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs Campus. The teaching load for this position is up to seven 3-credit courses per year, or the equivalent.


Select “Apply" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application.  Please submit the following:  cover letter; a detailed curriculum vitae; a teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.) with relevant teaching evaluations; a commitment to diversity statement (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 the names and contact information of three (3) professional references.  Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately. For more information regarding the Department of Anthropology, please visit the department website at

The evaluation of applications will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018230).

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 Anthropology
University of Connecticut
354 Mansfield Road
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1176

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