Job Opportunities

Adjunct Faculty

Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

The UConn Department of Human Development and Family Sciences seeks academically and professionally qualified instructors to serve as adjunct faculty in a variety of undergraduate courses starting in August 2020. Courses are taught in Storrs, Hartford, Waterbury, Stamford, and Avery Point. Adjunct faculty typically teach one – two courses per semester and are paid by the course. Please visit for more information about the department.

We are looking for instructors for one or more of the following courses, though there may be opportunities for other courses not listed here as well:

  • Individual and Family Development (1070)
  • Research Methods in HDFS (2004W)
  • Professional Communication in HDFS (4007W)
  • Parenthood and Parenting (3311)
  • Individual and Family Intervention (3340)
  • Child Welfare, Law, and Social Policy (3540)
  • Diversity Issues in Human Development and Family Sciences (2001)
  • Human Development: Infancy Through Adolescence (2100)
  • Human Development: Adulthood and Aging (2200)
  • Infant/Toddler Development (3101)
  • Early/Middle Childhood Development (3102)

Course descriptions can be found at



An earned Master’s degree in early childhood education, HDFS, psychology, gerontology, social work, sociology, or a related field with some teaching experience.


An earned PhD or other terminal degree in an area relevant to the field; previous teaching experience of relevant courses.


These are temporary positions (teaching one course) for a period of one semester, with the possibility of extension depending upon program needs and available funding. Successful applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview.


Please submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter indicating the following: which course(s) you seek to teach; what general subject areas you feel qualified to teach; which campus(es) you would be able to teach at; your general availability (days, time of day) for teaching. These items and any other relevant materials (e.g., sample syllabi, teaching evaluations) should be submitted to This is a pool posting. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #HR19-37)

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.