Assistant Professor in Residence
University of Connecticut
Chemistry Department, Storrs CT
Assistant Professor-in-Residence, General and Organic Chemistry
The Chemistry Department within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at the University of Connecticut, invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor-in-Residence level, a unionized position that is part of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) bargaining unit.
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: UConn’s Path to Excellence (https://academicvision.uconn.edu). See also the CLAS Academic Plan, particularly as it relates to teaching excellence (https://clas.uconn.edu/academic-plan/).
The successful candidate will assist primarily with teaching lecture and laboratory classes in general and organic chemistry, and developing new curriculum materials. Other teaching and technical roles may be assigned as per qualification of the candidate.
This position requires an individual with a dynamic personality who can interact with undergraduate and graduate students in addition to faculty, and has the ability to work with Chemistry faculty across the regional campuses and at the main campus in Storrs. The incumbent will share a deep commitment to effective instruction and 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; and contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests. For more information regarding the Department of Chemistry, please visit the department website at www.chemistry.uconn.edu
A Ph.D. in Chemistry and evidence of experience teaching and administration of organic chemistry lecture and laboratory courses.
Experience directly supervising teaching assistants, demonstrated proficiency in curriculum development and innovative methods designed to improve student success and retention. Experience providing NMR spectroscopy assistance, such as basic upkeep of instruments, training undergraduate and graduate students, and aiding students with interpretation of data.
This position is a full-time, nine (9)-month appointment, with a start date of August 23, 2018. This position reports to the Chemistry Department Head, Christian Brueckner. The position may be annually renewable based on performance, budget and needs of the department and college. Salary is competitive based upon qualifications. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs Campus.
To apply, please visit the University’s Husky Hire online application system at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11268
Please submit a cover letter; a detailed curriculum vitae; a teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, and possibly concepts for new course development, etc.) with relevant teaching evaluations; a commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.); and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately 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 # 2018626)
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.