University of Connecticut, Department of Geosciences

Position ID:UConn-Department of Geosciences-2019395 [#13364]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence, Geosciences
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Various Disciplines & Fields
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/02/27, finished 2019/06/05, listed until 2019/04/16)
Position Description:    

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The newly created Department of Geosciences at the University of Connecticut (Storrs) invites applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Professor-in-Residence starting in Fall 2019. The successful candidate will primarily contribute to the University’s entry-level geoscience curriculum by teaching traditional and themed introductory geology courses, and by coordinating the ~15 associated laboratory sections taught by graduate students within the Department.  We seek a dynamic and motivated individual who is enthusiastic about the opportunity to lead large lecture courses and dedicated to facilitating inclusive and engaging classroom environments. This position may be renewed, up to an additional two years, based upon performance, the needs of the College, and the availability of funding. Although this position is teaching-focused, the successful candidate will be encouraged to continue their scholarly research and collaborate with current geoscience faculty. For additional information about our department, visit us at


The University standard teaching load for this position is seven 3-credit courses per year, or the equivalent.


  • Ph.D. in geosciences or a related discipline
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • College level teaching experience
  • Experience with coordination of undergraduate labs and supervision of teaching assistants


This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position. Salary will be set at $45,000.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to apply. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement that details pedagogical philosophy and teaching experience/interests, unofficial graduate transcripts, relevant teaching evaluations, and contact information for three references.  Screening of applications will begin on April 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019395)

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:
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Further Info:
Department of Geosciences
Beach Hall Room 207
354 Mansfield Road - Unit 1045
Storrs, CT 06269

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