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Assistant Professor in Residence

University of Connecticut, Department of Chemistry
Stamford, Connecticut
Salary is competitive based upon qualifications and experience.
Closing date
Oct 13, 2022

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Field of specialization
Work Function
Laboratory, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

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University of Connecticut

Chemistry Department

Assistant Professor in Residence, Stamford Campus

The Chemistry Department within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Stamford, invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor in Residence or Instructor in Residence level.  

The successful candidate will assist with teaching introductory chemistry laboratory and lecture courses, and take the lead in developing and prepping the laboratory for the chemistry courses in collaboration with the other full-time faculty members. This position requires an individual with a dynamic personality who can interact with undergraduate students in addition to faculty across the branches and main campus at UConn, and who has a track record of excellence in teaching and working with a diverse student population.

UConn Stamford is an urban campus at the center of one of Fairfield County's robust business communities, just 45 minutes from New York City, which gives students ample opportunities for internships and careers. The campus serves 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including many first-generation college students. It offers 14 undergraduate majors, including business administration, digital media and design, computer science, and history. 

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.


Instructor in Residence: Applicants must have an M.S. in chemistry or a closely related field and experience teaching laboratory courses. 

Assistant Professor in Residence: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field and experience teaching laboratory courses. 


Knowledge of current safety practices, waste and hazard management, and experience with environmental health and safety practices.  Experience teaching non-science major chemistry lecture courses.  


This position is a full-time, nine (9)-month non-tenure track appointment, with a start date of January 1, 2023. The position may be annually renewable based on performance, budget, and the needs of the Department and College. Salary is competitive and salary and rank are based upon qualifications and experience. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Stamford Campus. 


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


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

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.)
  • 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.)
  • Recent university-sponsored teaching evaluations by students or peers
  • The names and contact information of three (3) professional references

Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately. For more information regarding the Department of Chemistry please visit the Department's website at

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

This job 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.


The University of Connecticut is ranked among the top 20 public universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. UConn offers a broad range of academic choices and students learn from outstanding faculty members who are widely recognized for their cutting-edge research and respected expertise. The Department of Chemistry currently has 25 faculty members, approximately 140 graduate students, and 200 chemistry majors. We offer classes and labs to over 3,000 undergraduate students a semester.

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