University of Connecticut, Psychological Sciences

Position ID:UConn-Psychological Sciences-497335 [#24542, 497335]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Psychology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/03/15, listed until 2023/04/29)
Position Description:    


The Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks to fill a full-time faculty position at the Storrs campus. This position is for a non-tenure track “In-Residence” faculty, which may lead to long-term multi-year contracts. 

The Department of Psychological Sciences, consistent with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the entire UConn community, has an overriding commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion as a core value and basic tenet. The main campus in Storrs is home to almost 20,000 undergraduate students with an additional 5000 undergraduate students attending one of the four regional campuses located throughout the state.

The successful candidate will provide a teaching portfolio for review that demonstrates expertise in instructing a diverse range of undergraduate students utilizing active and inclusive pedagogical practices and evidence of academic/career advising of undergraduate students. Of particular interest are candidates with a background and teaching experience in introductory psychology as a social science, abnormal, and/or developmental psychology.   

The successful candidate will teach seven undergraduate courses per academic year and will work closely with the Psychological Sciences Undergraduate Advising Office and maintain a caseload of advisees. There will be a course reduction depending upon specific advising or other administrative responsibilities.

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.


  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field conferred by August 23, 2023.
  • A commitment to excellence in teaching.
  • Experience in advising or mentoring undergraduate students.
  • A commitment to fostering and supporting diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Applicants must provide a teaching portfolio documenting these experiences and commitment to be considered.


  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.
  • Teaching expertise that complements the following instructional areas of the discipline: developmental and clinical psychology.
  • Evidence of excellence in advising or mentoring undergraduates.
  • Evidence of an interest in continuing previous research activity and/or an interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning as it relates to psychology. 


This a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position at the Storrs Campus that may lead to long-term multi-year contracts. This position has an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023. 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 portfolio (that includes materials reflecting a dedication to teaching (teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, sample syllabi);
  • Commitment to diversity statement (diversity philosophy, strategies for broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research);
  • Three (3) letters of reference. Please note at least two of the letters must address the applicant’s teaching.

Review of applications will begin on April 15 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be addressed to, Chair of Search # 497335 or to, Associate Head for Undergraduate Studies.

For more information regarding the Department of Psychological Sciences, please visit the Department's 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:
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Further Info:
Psychological Sciences Department
Bousfield Psychology Building
406 Babbidge Road, Unit 1020
Storrs, CT 06269