University of Connecticut, Human Development and Family Sciences

Position ID:UConn-HDFS-498119 [#26977, 498119]
Position Title: Instructor in Residence and Campus Coordinator of the Early Childhood Specialization
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Early Childhood
Appl Deadline: (posted 2024/01/10, listed until 2024/02/09)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a non-tenure track Instructor in Residence at the Stamford campus. The responsibilities of the individual hired will be to serve as Coordinator of the Early Childhood specialization at the Stamford campus and to teach early childhood courses.

The HDFS Department has 37 full-time faculty from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. Faculty are located across the state at four campuses where the Department offers the HDFS major. The Department includes staff and about 40 graduate students, 500 undergraduate majors, and 150 undergraduate minors. UConn Stamford is an urban campus at the center of one of Fairfield County’s robust business communities, just 45 minutes from New York, which gives students ample opportunities for internships and careers. The campus serves 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including many first-generation college students. It offers 15 undergraduate majors, including Psychological Sciences, Sociology, Digital Media and Design, and Communication. The candidate for this position will join four full-time HDFS faculty at the Stamford campus.

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 successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses such as child development, early childhood education curriculum and methods, fieldwork placement supervision, teaching practica, and/or professional development and advocacy. The standard teaching load for this position is teaching seven courses per academic year or its equivalent. Other responsibilities include serving as the coordinator of the Stamford early childhood specialization including maintaining a working relationship with the community practicum setting, undergraduate advising, and some service to the Campus, Department, and/or University. Candidates are not expected to maintain an active research program. Successful candidates will highlight a commitment to equity and be expected to: broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; integrate diverse experiences into instructional methods; and/or provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse populations and intellectual interests.




This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track position at the Stamford campus with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2024. In-residence positions are one-year appointments, but may be renewed annually, and can lead to multi-year contracts. Salary will be commensurate with background, 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:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information please visit: Human Development and Family SciencesEarly Childhood Specializations, and UConn Stamford. For questions about this position, please contact the search committee chair, Rachel Cohen,

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

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

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.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
email address
Department of Human Development and Family Sciences
348 Mansfield Road, U-1058
Storrs, CT 06269-1058