University of Connecticut, Human Development and Family Sciences

Position ID:UConn-HDFS-497350 [#24556, 497350]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor, Human Dev and Fam Sciences (Waterbury campus)
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Human Development & Family Studies
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/03/17, finished 2023/06/20, listed until 2023/04/16)
Position Description:    

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


The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor at the UConn Waterbury campus, starting on August 23, 2023. The position is a nine-month, non-tenure track appointment. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching seven undergraduate courses or the equivalent. Specific courses are likely to include close relationships, parenthood, adolescent development, research methods, and electives in the faculty member’s area of expertise.

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.

The UConn Waterbury campus is home to over 1,000 students, and HDFS is one of ten majors that students can complete at the Waterbury campus.


  • Doctoral degree (or equivalent foreign degree) completed in human development and family sciences, psychology, sociology, or another relevant discipline by position start date.
  • Teaching experience or demonstrated capacity to teach courses with documentation of a commitment to teaching.
  • The ability to contribute through teaching to the diversity and excellence of the Department.
  • Effective communication skills (both written and oral).


  • Experience teaching courses relevant to close relationships, parenthood, adolescent development, and/or research methods.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to teaching and/or mentoring a diverse student population.


This is a one-year, full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Waterbury 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:

  • cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Teaching statement (e.g., teaching experience, mentoring experience, teaching philosophy, courses prepared to teach);
  • Commitment to diversity statement (e.g., values around diversity, equity, and inclusion; diversity-related experience in teaching, research, and service; plans to continue to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion);
  • Contact information for three (3) letters of reference. References will not be contacted without notification of the candidate.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information please visit the Department's website Human Development and Family Sciences. For more information on UConn Waterbury, please visit UConn Waterbury. For questions about this position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Brian Chapman,

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

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:
email address
Department of Human Development and Family Sciences
348 Mansfield Road, U-1058
Storrs, CT 06269-1058