University of Connecticut, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Position ID:UConn-Ecology and Evolutionary Biology-2019336 [#13208]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/01/30, finished 2019/06/20, listed until 2019/07/30)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Residence appointment at the Hartford Campus, to begin August 2019. We seek an instructor whose responsibilities will include teaching in lectures and labs in introductory biology courses for majors and non-majors, and teaching other lecture courses in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology such as Evolution and Human Diversity, General Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and scientific writing. The appointee is also responsible for advising undergraduate biology students. Service-learning pedagogy is highly encouraged.

The University of Connecticut is a top 20 public university and is in the midst of a $2.8 billion building and renovation program to create one of the most physically attractive and technologically advanced public research universities in the country. The new campus in downtown Hartford offers all of the benefits of a prestigious public University in a metropolitan setting. The Hartford campus is located in a vibrant downtown area, with proximity to restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and public transportation. The small size of the campus (ca. 3,100 students) makes it attractive to students and instructors who want one-on-one interaction, small class sizes, and personalized attention. UConn-Hartford takes pride in its collegial environment, interdisciplinary collaboration, and small college atmosphere.


PhD in Biology or a related discipline by the start date of employment. Expertise in ecology and evolutionary biology. Undergraduate biology teaching experience. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate education.


Demonstrated ability to educate diverse learners, ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience, teaching expertise which complements that of current faculty, evidence of an interest in continuing previous research activity, and experience and interest in working with diverse communities within an urban campus setting. Prior experience teaching both large and small classes.


This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track position that will report to both the Head of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department and the Director of the Hartford campus. In-Residence positions are one-year, non-tenure track appointments, but may be renewed annually subject to review by the Head of the Department, and have the potential for promotion. Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names of three (3) references, teaching statement, a diversity statement, and any teaching evaluations. Letters of reference will be sought for applicants to be interviewed. Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, online applications should be received no later than February 19, 2019. 

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019336)

This position will be filled subject to 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 community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Further Info:
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut
75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3043
Storrs, CT 06269-3043

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