University of Connecticut, Anthropology

Position ID:UConn-Anthropology-495153 [#18361, 495153]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Anthropology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/03/25, listed until 2021/05/01)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***


The Department of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor-in-Residence, beginning in Fall 2021 at the Storrs campus. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position that has the possibility of leading to a multi-year contract. The position is suitable for candidates who wish to pursue a career with an emphasis on undergraduate teaching with continued growth in this direction.

The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate level and will teach introductory undergraduate courses which may include Peoples and Cultures of the World, Social Anthropology and Introduction to Environmental Studies. The teaching load will be seven three-credit courses, with some repeat courses across the academic year or the equivalent. The successful candidate may also perform service to the department and/or campus as requested.

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut offers undergraduate and graduate training, with internationally recognized strengths in medical anthropology, human rights, archaeology, and biocultural anthropology. Research, teaching, and advocacy in the Department seek to understand the creation and maintenance of social inequities while simultaneously identifying ways to reduce or eliminate them.

Founded in 1881, the 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.


  • Ph.D. in Anthropology
  • Demonstrated excellence teaching cultural anthropology to undergraduate students
  • Demonstrated excellence teaching large format introductory level courses
  • Experience teaching issues that concern diversity and inequality
  • Deep commitment to innovation and professional development in pedagogy


  • Expertise in antiracist and decolonial teaching practices
  • Experience teaching writing-intensive courses
  • Ability to teach introduction to Environmental Studies
  • Experience teaching and/or mentoring first-generation, non-traditional, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) college students.


This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track position, which may lead to long-term multi-year contracts. The teaching load for this position is seven 3-credit courses per year, or the equivalent. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2021.  The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.);
  • 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.);
  • 3 letters of reference.

Evaluation of applicants will begin on April 15, 2021. For more information regarding the Department of Anthropology 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 job 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.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Department of Anthropology
University of Connecticut
354 Mansfield Road
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1176

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