University of Connecticut, Molecular and Cell Biology

Position ID:UConn-Molecular and Cell Biology-496891 [#23003, 496891]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Genetics
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/09/28, listed until 2022/11/18)
Position Description:    

*** the listing date or deadline for this position has passed 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 two non-tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor-in-Residence level. These positions are based at the Storrs campus. These are full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track positions that have the possibility of leading to a multi-year contract. While these positions do not require summer teaching, it is possible to offer additional courses during the summer (with compensation). These positions are suitable for candidates who wish to pursue a career with an emphasis on undergraduate teaching.

The successful candidates will be responsible for teaching a combination of courses in at least two of the following fields: Biochemistry, Microbiology, or Genetics. Other responsibilities will include developing success and retention strategies for biology students as well as some advising of undergraduate students. Successful candidates will be expected to promote a sense of community for all students through the incorporation of interactive and inclusive teaching strategies. In particular, methods which facilitate participation among members of under-represented groups and integrate multicultural experiences into instruction and research are essential. Successful candidates will have the ability to develop pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will perform service to the Department and/or campus through participation in committee work as requested.

The Department of Molecular & Cell Biology has a broad and interdisciplinary research program that offers courses at the cutting edge of a wide range of molecular biosciences. 

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. in a field related to biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, cell biology, or an equivalent degree by the start date.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses.
  • Demonstrated expertise in biochemistry, microbiology, and/or genetics.
  • A demonstrated commitment to engagement with diverse populations. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • Postdoctoral research experience or equivalent.
  • Track record of developing and implementing inclusive, evidence-based teaching practices, and experiential learning.
  • Experience working with innovative methods to improve student success and retention.
  • Prior experience with course and curriculum development.
  • A record of effective teaching and advising.
  • Experience in scientific writing, responsible conduct of research, or laboratory management.
  • Experience in the design and guidance of student research projects.
  • Evidence of integrating technology, such as learning management software, into instruction.
  • An understanding of how course material relates to current scientific trends and careers in STEM.


These positions are full-time, nine (9)-month non-tenure-track appointments, with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2023.  These positions may be annually renewable based on performance, funding, and needs of the Department and College. The salary minimum will be $60,000 with possible flexibility depending on the candidate. Additional salary can be earned through summer teaching.


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:

  • cover letter
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement
  • Recent teaching evaluations by students, if available
  • Commitment to diversity statement
  • At least three (3) letters of reference

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's website at

For further information please contact Search Committee Chair Professor Charles Giardina,, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, 91 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3125, Storrs, CT 06269-3125

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

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