University of Connecticut, Chemistry

Position ID:UConn-Chemistry-495133 [#18401, 495133]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence, Avery Point
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Chemistry
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/04/01, finished 2021/10/07, listed until 2021/06/10)
Position Description:    

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


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

UConn Avery Point offers all the benefits of a prestigious public research university in a small, liberal arts college setting. Avery Point provides specialized programs that take advantage of our waterfront location and delivers an exceptional education in more traditional areas of study. On campus partners such as the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation, Connecticut Sea Grant and the Mystic Aquarium make available opportunities for collaboration both in and out of the classroom.

Avery Point contributes to the understanding - and solution - of problems relating to the intersection of the environment and people, both through the expertise of the faculty and the education of its students who will help ensure sustainable uses of environmental and marine resources as well as coastal regions and cities. In addition to supporting the University’s graduate and undergraduate programs, the Avery Point campus places special emphasis on marine and maritime-oriented undergraduate curricula, as well as programs responsive to the needs of its significant corporate and industrial constituencies, and its unique regional economic and cultural characteristics.

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.


The successful candidate will assist with teaching introductory and organic chemistry lecture and laboratory classes and take the lead in developing and prepping the laboratory for the chemistry courses in collaboration with the other full-time faculty members. This position requires an individual with dynamic personality who can interact with undergraduate and graduate students in addition to faculty across the branches and main campus at UConn, and who has a track record of excellence in teaching and working with a diverse student population.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or closely related field, experience teaching lecture and laboratory courses.  Demonstrated excellence and experience in teaching. Commitment to working with a diverse student body.


Knowledge of current safety practice, waste and hazard management and experience with environmental health and safety practice.


This position is a full-time, nine (9)-month appointment, with a start date of August 23, 2021. The position may be annually renewable based on performance, budget and needs of the department and college. Salary is competitive based upon qualifications and experience. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Avery Point Campus.


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

  • A cover letter
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • Recent teaching evaluations by students
  • commitment to diversity statement 
  • Names and contact information of three (3) professional references.

Screening of applications will proceed immediately and until the position is filled.

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

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.

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:
email address
Department of Chemistry
55 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3060
Storrs, CT 06269-3060