Assistant Professor in Residence, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Stamford Campus)

Stamford, CT
Jul 09, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Assistant Professor in Residence, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Stamford Campus)
Job ID: 2017525
Location: Stamford Campus
Full/Part Time:
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Residence appointment at the Stamford Campus, to begin August 2017. The Stamford campus's transition from a commuter to residential institution will be accompanied by a significant increase in enrollment. We seek a biology instructor whose teaching responsibilities will include introductory biology lecture and lab courses for majors and non-majors. Additional teaching may be assigned in other undergraduate courses that complement existing course offerings, e.g., General Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and scientific writing. Faculty will also advise biology students. Service and pedagogy-related activities are highly encouraged.

The University of Connecticut is a top 20 public university whose Stamford campus is located in a vibrant downtown area, with proximity to restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and public transportation to destinations such as New York City. The small size of the campus (ca. 2,300 students) makes it attractive to students and instructors who want one-on-one interaction, small class sizes, and personalized attention. UConn-Stamford takes pride in its collegial environment, interdisciplinary collaboration, and small college atmosphere.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for faculty positions in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Biology or a related discipline by the start date of employment. The candidate should demonstrate a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate education.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience teaching Biology lecture/laboratory courses; background in ecology or evolution.

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track position that will report to both the Head of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department and the Director of the Stamford campus. This one-year contract may be renewed or lead to a multi-year contract in the future. This position does not lead to permanent academic tenure. The teaching load for these positions is seven 3-credit courses per year, or the equivalent. Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.

To Apply

Select "Apply Now" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, teaching evaluation, and the names and contact information for three references. Letters of reference will be sought for interviewed applicants. Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, online applications should be received no later than June 7, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2017525)

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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.