University of Connecticut, Nursing

Position ID:UConn-Nurse-2019371 [#13412]
Position Title: Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Biobehavioral Research Lab
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Nursing
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/03/11, finished 2019/05/22, listed until 2019/09/11)
Position Description:    

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

The School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut invites applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level with an administrative appointment as Assistant Director of the Biobehavioral Research Lab (BBRL).

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 faculty position in the School of Nursing.

The Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Biobehavioral Research Laboratory (BBRL) will serve to support faculty and student research, including recruitment, interview and observation, physical examination, bio-specimen data collection and processing, bio-repository storage, and data management and analysis. The BBRL Assistant Director provides oversight of compliance with federal, state, and University regulations and coordination of day-to-day activities within the laboratory. The BBRL Assistant Director reports to the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship.


  1. Teaches selected courses in area of expertise.
  2. Maintains active program of research and engages in research projects in conjunction with other academic or professional colleagues.
  3. Participates in scholarly activities and professional services as required of members of the University faculty community.
  4. Coordinate and oversee research studies conducted in the BBRL.
  5. Provide training opportunities for faculty, students, and other personnel.
  6. Provide technical and scientific guidance to faculty and students working in the lab.
  7. Provide consultation for bio-specimen storage, processing, and data management including genetic and genomic data.
  8. Develop long-term strategic plan for the lab to function at the highest level of quality and to maintain the highest standards of scientific and technical excellence and efficiency.
  9. Secure and maintain the lab facilities, equipment, and supplies.
  10. Ensure conformance with biosafety and methodology regulations.


  • PhD in nursing or related science field
  • Demonstrated active program of research through research publications and funding, and evidence of and potential for extramural funding in the area of biobehavioral research in nursing.
  •  Experience in human studies, and biobehavioral, genetic and genomic research.
  • Proficient in the use of various laboratory and data analysis software programs.
  • Working knowledge of laboratory management, including Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Documentation Practice (GDP).


  • Documented post-doctoral training
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence in relevant areas of expertise.
  • Demonstrated leadership and personnel management skills.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and University regulations concerning research compliance.
  • Experience with bio-specimen data collection and bio-repository storage.
  • Experience with participant recruitment and management.


This is a base 9-month tenure-track position with an additional month for administrative duties as Assistant Director.  The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of work at UConn’s regional campuses across the state. The anticipated start date is August, 2019.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following and include your last name as well as Search #2019371 in the document title for each document submitted:

  • Cover letter specifically addressing your credentials relative to the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One-page teaching statement
  • One-page research/scholarship statement
  • One-page commitment to diversity statement (as related to 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 five reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries other than applications can be directed to:

            Dr. Ivy Alexander, Recruitment Committee Chair


            School of Nursing

            University of Connecticut

            231 Glenbrook Rd. (U-4032)

            Storrs, CT 06269-4032

 Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search 2019360)    

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 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:
UConn School of Nursing
231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4026
Storrs, CT 06269
(860) 486-3716

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