University of Connecticut, Molecular and Cell Biology

Position ID:UConn-Molecular and Cell Biology-496546 [#21980, 496546]
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: (posted 2022/06/27, listed until 2022/08/05)
Position Description:    

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

INTRODUCTION

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 appointment with an anticipated start date of 8/23/2022 (with the possibility of renewal) and is based at the Hartford campus. The position is suitable for candidates with teaching experience 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 general biology lecture and laboratory course Principles of Biology 1 (BIOL 1107). Other teaching may involve courses from the 2000 sequence of Molecular and Cell Biology (see https://mcb.uconn.edu/courses/) and writing-intensive courses focused on topics relevant to cell and molecular biology. Candidates with additional experience teaching Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and/ or Genetics are particularly encouraged to apply.

The teaching load will be 7 three-credit courses, or the equivalent, per year. Other responsibilities include advising undergraduate students, 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 program but 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; and contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

UConn’s Hartford campus interweaves top-tier academic programs with the vitality and unique educational and service opportunities offered by Connecticut’s capital city. The campus is integrated with the Hartford Public Library, and the surrounding neighborhood includes the Wadsworth Atheneum, Connecticut Science Center, Connecticut Convention Center, and City Hall. Home to a number of unique undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, UConn Hartford leverages its metropolitan setting to provide a remarkable learning environment for a diverse student population of approximately 1600 students, including larger first-generation (49%) and minoritized (50%) populations. With a vision of academic excellence focused on community-based, collaborative learning, UConn Hartford plays a critical role in advancing the University’s commitment to innovation, leadership, global engagement, and cultural and intellectual diversity. The Hartford campus offers undergraduate classes in 36 departments and master's, doctoral, and certificate programs in four disciplines. Students can complete majors in English, Human Development and Family Sciences, Business Administration, Business Data Analytics, Psychological Sciences, Urban and Community Studies, Digital Marketing & Analytics, Financial Management, and Social Work.

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience teaching large and small core curriculum undergraduate level courses in Biology, using both in-person and distance learning formats.
  • Experience teaching related subjects such as Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and Genetics.
  • Prior experience teaching writing-intensive courses.
  • Prior experience developing and implementing inclusive, evidence-based teaching practices, technology-assisted teaching, and experiential learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact positively with undergraduate, graduate students, and faculty.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a diverse student body.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This position is a full-time, nine (9)-month appointment, with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2022. The position may be annually renewable based on performance, budget, and needs of the Department and College. The salary minimum will be $60,000 with possible flexibility depending on the candidate. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Hartford campus.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

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

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21980 and submit the following application materials:

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

Screening of applications will begin immediately and until the position is filled. For more information regarding the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology please visit the Department website at http://mcb.uconn.edu.

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 to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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