University of Connecticut, Political Science

Position ID:UConn-Political Science-496555 [#22025, 496555]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor - Intersectional Indigenous, Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (IIREP)
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Political Science / Race and Ethnic Politics
Race, Ethnicity, and Politics
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/07/05, listed until 2022/08/04)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Intersectional Indigenous, Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, starting August 23, 2022. This nine-month non-tenure track position carries undergraduate teaching responsibilities primarily focused on Black and Indigenous political and social thought and practice.

The Department of Political Science serves a crucial role at UConn and beyond its five campuses. Our faculty conduct cutting-edge research and utilize innovative teaching practices in the classroom. Our undergraduate program prepares students to be active and constructive citizens and provides them with hands-on experiences that demonstrate the real-world applications of their degree. Through our graduate program, we educate future scholars and professionals in the tools of our trade. 

Housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Ph.D. degree across five subfields: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory, and Public Law. We also offer a Graduate Certificate and Master of Arts in Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, as well as a Fifth-Year Master’s degree program for undergraduates.

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.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in an area relevant to the interdisciplinary study of politics.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses focused on Black and/or Indigenous political/social thought and practice.
  • A commitment to working with a diverse student body.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • Experience teaching feminist and/or queer theory.
  • Evidence of commitment to broadening student participation and integrating racial and social justice concerns into instruction.
  • Critical pedagogical techniques, whether feminist, antiracist, and/or decolonial, that meet the needs of diverse learning styles and affirm BIPOC cultural wealth.


This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2022.  Duties include a teaching load of 21 credit hours of instruction per year or the equivalent. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


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
  • 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.)
  • Three letters of reference.

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with preference given to applications received by July 15, 2022.

For more information regarding the Department of Political Science, please visit:

Inquiries other than applications can be directed to: 

Dr. David Yalof

Professor and Department Head
University of Connecticut
Department of Political Science
365 Fairfield Way, Unit 1024
Storrs, CT 06269-1024

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.

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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 Political Science
University of Connecticut
365 Fairfield Way, U-1024
Storrs, CT 06269-1024