University of Connecticut, Molecular and Cell Biology

Position ID:UConn-Molecular and Cell Biology-495193 [#18501, 495193]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/04/20, listed until 2021/05/31)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor in Residence level.  The position is suitable for candidates with research and teaching experience who wish to pursue a career with an emphasis on undergraduate teaching with continued growth in this direction.

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for teaching both the laboratory and lecture sections of the Fundamentals of Microbiology course (MCB2610), but also be able to teach 1000 level courses which may include BIOL 1102, 1107 and/or 1108.  Candidates with additional experience teaching Biochemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, and/or Ecology, are particularly encouraged to apply.  The teaching load will be 7 three credit courses, or its equivalent, per year.  Other responsibilities include the advising of undergraduate students and developing success and retention strategies for biology coursesSuccessful candidates will be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their activities the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

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.


  • Ph.D. in a related field by the start date.
  • Demonstrated excellence teaching Microbiology (both lecture and lab) to undergraduate students. 
  • Commitment to working with a diverse student body.


  • Experience teaching large and small core curriculum undergraduate level courses in Microbiology and Biology, both in person and distance learning formats.
  • Additional experience teaching Biochemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, and/or Ecology, is particularly encouraged.
  • Ability to interact with undergraduate and graduate students in addition to faculty, and the ability to work collaboratively with biology faculty across the main and regional campuses of UConn.
  • Experience in high enrollment courses and laboratory courses.
  • Track record of developing and implementing inclusive, evidence-based teaching practices, technology-assisted teaching, and experiential learning.
  • Prior experience with course and curriculum development.
  • Post-doctoral research experience.


This is a full-time, 9-month appointment with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2021. The position may be renewed annually based on performance, funding and needs of the Department and College.  Salary is competitive based upon qualifications and experience.  The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Waterbury Campus.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Recent teaching evaluations by students
  • A commitment to diversity statement
  • Names and contact information of three (3) professional references

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For more information regarding the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology please visit our website at

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

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 Molecular and Cell Biology
Biology Physics Building (BPB)
91 N. Eagleville Rd., Unit-3125
Storrs, CT 06269-3125

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