University of Connecticut, Molecular and Cell Biology

Position ID:UConn-Molecular and Cell Biology-495939 [#20971, 495939]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/01/18, finished 2022/04/18, listed until 2022/02/17)
Position Description:    

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


The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology 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. This position is a 9-month renewable appointment with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2022, and is based on the Waterbury campus. 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 be primarily responsible for teaching both the laboratory and lecture sections of the 1000 level courses which may include BIOL 1102, 1103, and/or 1107.  Additionally, candidates with experience teaching genetics are particularly encouraged to apply.  The normal teaching load for this position is seven three-credit courses per year or the equivalent.  Other responsibilities will include the advising of undergraduate students and developing success and retention strategies for biology courses and possible service to the campus, department, or university.  Candidates are not expected to maintain an active research programSuccessful candidates will be expected 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; contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

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.

UConn Waterbury has opened the doors to educational access and excellence for thousands of Connecticut residents for more than 70 years. The campus includes two state-of-the-art facilities that span across East Main Street, creating an educational hub in the heart of Waterbury’s revitalized downtown.  UConn Waterbury is a commuter campus that serves a diverse student body of 1,000 students, including many first-generation students. The campus offers 9 undergraduate majors and provides entry to the more than 115 undergraduate majors and minors available at the University of Connecticut.


  • Ph.D. in a related field by the start date.
  • Demonstrated excellence teaching 1000 level Biology courses (both lecture and lab) to undergraduate students. 
  • A commitment to working with a diverse student body.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • Experience teaching large and small core curriculum undergraduate level courses in biology, both in-person and distance learning formats.
  • Experience teaching genetics undergraduate courses.
  • Experience in teaching high enrollment courses and teaching laboratory courses.
  • Track record of developing and implementing inclusive, evidence-based teaching practices, technology-assisted teaching, and experiential learning.
  • Ability to interact with undergraduate students in addition to faculty, and the ability to work with biology faculty across the main and regional campuses of UConn.


This position is a full-time, 9-month appointment, with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2022.  The position may be annually renewable based on performance, budget, and the needs of the department and college. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Waterbury Campus.


Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.  This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. 

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


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

  • A cover letter
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Recent teaching evaluations by students
  • A commitment to diversity statement
  • At least three (3) letters of reference

Screening of applications will proceed immediately and until the position is filled.  For more information regarding the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology please visit our website at

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

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:
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
Biology Physics Building (BPB)
91 N. Eagleville Rd., Unit-3125
Storrs, CT 06269-3125