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Adjunct Faculty pool posting – Accepting Applications for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025

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 for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters. Adjunct faculty typically teach one or two courses per semester and are paid by the course. Courses are taught in Storrs, Hartford, Waterbury, Stamford, and Avery Point. Most HDFS adjunct faculty teach in person, and due to UConn's policy on 100% remote employees, it is very unlikely a non-resident of the State of Connecticut would get approval to teach a fully online course.

We are looking for instructors who will teach a range of human development and family sciences courses. The following is a selected list of examples of courses where there is typically a need for instructors. There may be opportunities for other courses not listed as well:

  • Individual and Family Development (1070) 
  • Research Methods in HDFS (2004W) 
  • Professional Communication in HDFS (4007W) 
  • 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) 
  • Aging in American Society (3245) 
  • Social and Community Influences (3110) 
  • Disabilities: A Lifespan Perspective (3250) 
  • Parent-Child Relationships in Cultural Perspective (3310) 
  • Abuse & Violence in Families (3420) 
  • Food & the American Family (3425) 
  • Family & Work (3431) 
  • Latino Health & Health Care (3442) 
  • Planning & Managing Human Services (3510) 
  • Comparative Family Policy (3550) 

Course descriptions can be found at


An earned Master’s degree in HDFS, psychology, early childhood education, 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. 

See information about UConn’s campuses at


Apply at HDFS Adjunct pool application, where you will be asked to indicate which course(s) you seek to teach, where you can teach, and your general availability (days, time of day) for teaching, then required to upload a curriculum vitae and a cover letter outlining your qualifications. You can also upload optional relevant materials (e.g., sample syllabi, teaching evaluations).

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 #HR23-33)

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.