Assistant Professor in-Residence, Urban and Community Studies Program

The Urban and Community Studies (UCS) program at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a renewable, 9 month, non-tenure track Assistant Professor in-Residence (APiR) faculty position. For more information about the Urban and Community Studies program at UConn, please see: http://urban.uconn.edu/.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1). We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a faculty position in the Urban And Community Studies program at the rank of Assistant Professor in-Residence.

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in Urban Studies, Geography, Sociology, Political Science, Public Policy, or a related field by time of appointment. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable. Candidates should also have a strong record of successful teaching at the undergraduate level.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates with experience mentoring and/or advising undergraduate students and with the ability to teach urban politics. Special attention will be given to individuals dedicated to teaching methods that integrate the learning process with community engagement.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

The position is a full-time, nine (9)-month, renewable appointment. Salary is competitive and based on qualifications and professional experience. The UCS major is offered on three UConn campuses with administrative offices located on the UConn-Hartford campus. The successful candidate’s primary academic responsibilities will be on the Storrs campus, although s/he may be engaged with UCS faculty and students and work throughout the university system. The position begins August 2019 and is renewable annually. The incumbent will also have the opportunity to earn up to two months summer salary through summer teaching.

TO APPLY

Use this link https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13447 to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please provide a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for 3 references. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted no later than April 8, 2019, although applications will be considered until the position is filled. (Search #2019438 – www.jobs.uconn.edu)

For questions, please contact Ken Foote, Director, at ken.foote@uconn.edu.

Employment of the successful candidate will be 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 http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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.