Job Opportunities

Adjunct Faculty (Temporary Positions)
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, 2019.  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 (3311W)
  • Individual and Family Intervention (3340)
  • Child Welfare, Law, and Social Policy (3540W)
  • Diversity Issues in Human Development and Family Studies (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

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

Appointment Terms

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.

To Apply

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.

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