The University of Connecticut’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for four positions at the level of Assistant Professor as part of a cluster hire in the Environment and Human Interactions. This initiative also includes two appointments at the Associate or Full Professor level. We seek a range of scholars on subjects including (but not limited to) pollution, water supply, climate change, policy, and society’s response.
Our planet is undergoing changes that radically affect human experience and society. Through this initiative on the Environment and Human Interactions, the University of Connecticut seeks scholars committed to advancing knowledge about critical issues and developing interdisciplinary strategies to mitigate environmental and societal harm. This cluster hire promotes meaningful engagement among physical, natural and social scientists through the potential for collaborative teaching, research, and outreach initiatives. Individuals should have research and teaching interests focused on one or more of the following areas: Analytical/Environmental Chemistry, Marine Sciences/Oceanography, Geography, Environmental Anthropology, Environmental Politics and Sustainability, Environmental Policy, and/or Environmental Inequalities and Justice. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a strong program of research and publication.
Applicants may be hired in the following departments: Anthropology, Chemistry, Geography, Marine Sciences, Political Science, Public Policy, and/or Sociology. They may also be jointly appointed across departments within CLAS and/or affiliated with a College-level or University-level program, center or institute. Scholarship at UConn on the environment, including policy and societal influence and impact, is facilitated by a number of entities, including Connecticut Institute for Climate Resilience and Adaptation, Environmental Studies Program, Human Rights Institute, Institute of the Environment, Connecticut Initiative for Environmental Research of Offshore Wind, and Eversource Energy Center.
Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through high-quality publications in top-tier venues and through superior teaching and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. Successful candidates will highlight a commitment to equity and be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement multiple perspectives as the foundation of a rich learning experience; integrate diverse experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and/or provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, populations, and intellectual interests. We seek candidates with a demonstrated capacity to work across disciplines and stimulate interdisciplinary collaborations through research, teaching, and/or service.