University of Connecticut, Physiology and Neurobiology

Position ID:UConn-Physiology and Neurobiology-495135 [#18351, 495135]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Neurobiology
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/03/23, finished 2021/10/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***


The Department of Physiology and Neurobiology (PNB) at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Professor-in-Residence, with an anticipated start date in Fall 2021.  

The University of Connecticut has an idyllic campus located just outside of Connecticut’s capital city of Hartford, which makes it an exciting place to live, learn, work, and play, with proximity to Boston and New York City.  The successful candidate will join a vibrant department with a deep commitment to undergraduate education and history of pedagogical innovation. Candidates will be expected to participate in teaching human anatomy and physiology, an associated laboratory, and to develop new educational initiatives that provide PNB undergraduates with a life-transformative education.  Opportunities are also available to pursue projects in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and engage in professional development related to the candidate’s pedagogical interests.  Candidates are not expected to maintain an active research program. 

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.


A Ph.D. (or equivalent) in physiology, neurobiology, or a closely related life science discipline; evidence of outstanding teaching in undergraduate life science courses; experience using educational technologies for course organization or student engagement.


Experience in high enrollment courses, flipped courses, and laboratory courses; track record of developing and implementing inclusive, evidence-based teaching practices, technology-assisted teaching, and experiential learning. Prior experience with course and curriculum development; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a co-teaching environment. Commitment to working with a diverse student body.


This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position that has the possibility of leading to long-term multi-year contracts. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus with the possibility of work at other UConn campuses. The normal teaching load for this position is seven three-credit courses per year, or the equivalent. The position has an anticipated start date of August 23, 2021. 


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online LINK and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, experience, concepts for new course development, future goals, etc.)
  • Commitment to diversity statement (including strategies for broadening participation and integrating multicultural experiences in instruction, etc.)
  • The names of three references willing to address the candidate’s teaching qualifications.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Only complete applications with all required materials will be considered and reviewed.  Inquiries can be addressed to the chair of the search committee at

For more information regarding the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology please visit the department website at

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

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

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

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:
University of Connecticut
Department of Physiology and Neurobiology
Torrey Life Sciences Rm. 67
75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3156
Storrs, CT 06269-3156

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