Job Opportunities

 
Associate Professor or Professor (Tenured/Tenure-track faculty)
Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track position at the Associate Professor or Professor level for Fall 2020. The responsibilities of the individual hired will be to serve as Director of the Early Childhood Education and Early Intervention undergraduate training specializations that lead to a broad range of early childhood careers, including education, developmental disabilities, health, and home visiting. Examples of the research focus for the position include infancy and early childhood education, infancy and early childhood prevention and early intervention, quality of care, inequities in early childhood prevention opportunities, or early childhood professional workforce development. Teaching expectations include courses in child development, early childhood education curriculum and methods, fieldwork placement supervision, teaching practica, and/or professional development and advocacy.

The HDFS Department is a highly active center of research, teaching, and public engagement on the wellbeing and healthy development of individuals and families over the life span. The early childhood education training program is aligned with NAEYC professional development standards and is approved by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood for the Early Childhood Teacher Credential (https://www.ct.gov/oec/cwp/view.asp?a=4541&q=571826). The Department is home to the Child Development Laboratories (a model early childhood care and education program and early childhood teacher preparation site), the Center for Applied Research in Human Development, the Center for the Study of Culture, Health, and Human Development, and the Rohner Center for the Study of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection. Faculty are also actively involved in other centers across the University, including the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) and the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.

The HDFS Department has 28 full time faculty from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. Faculty are located across the state at four campuses where the Department offers the HDFS major: the main campus in Storrs, and regional campuses in Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury. The Department is also home to staff, 45 M.A. and Ph.D. students, over 500 undergraduate majors, and over 150 undergraduate minors.

The University of Connecticut is ranked the best public university in New England and among the top 25 public universities in the U.S. In recent years, UConn has been supported by billions in funding dollars from state investments (https://nextgenct.uconn.edu/ and https://health.uconn.edu/bioscience-ct/) and guided by a bold Academic Vision (http://academicvision.uconn.edu/). We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for an Associate Professor or Professor level position in HDFS.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. completed in Human Development and Family Sciences, Education, Psychology, or other relevant discipline, plus 7 years or more of experience in a university or similar setting. Relevant administrative and leadership experience working with faculty; strong oral and written communication; teaching experience or demonstrated capacity to teach courses with documentation of a commitment to teaching; a strong scholarly record of publications and achievements; the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity of the department.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

A record of external grant support; a collegial style and respect for multidisciplinary collaboration; familiarity with intentional, reflective practice in teaching or intervention; experience in educational policy, educational practice, early intervention, or preparing pre-service teachers; documentation of excellence of instruction in courses such as child development, early childhood education curriculum and methods, fieldwork placement supervision, student teaching practica, or professional development and advocacy; scholarship in areas of early childhood education, early childhood mental health, prevention and intervention, or early childhood special education.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY

Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, commitment to diversity statement, and an administration/leadership statement. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.  Preference will be given to those who apply by October 1, 2019; however, screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019611)

For more information regarding the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, please visit the department website at https://hdfs.uconn.edu/. For questions about this position, please contact the search committee chair, Kari Adamsons, at kari.adamsons@uconn.edu.

 This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

 


Assistant Professor
Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Connecticut
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14157

The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level at the Stamford campus for Fall 2020. The HDFS Department is a highly active center of research, teaching, and public engagement on the wellbeing and healthy development of individuals and families over their life span. The Department is home to the Child Development Laboratories (a model early childhood care and education program and early childhood teacher preparation site), the Center for Applied Research in Human Development, the Center for the Study of Culture, Health, and Human Development, and the Rohner Center for the Study of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection. Faculty are also actively involved in other centers across the University, including the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) and the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity.
The HDFS Department has 28 full time faculty from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. Faculty are located across the state at four campuses where the Department offers the HDFS major: the main campus in Storrs, and regional campuses in Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury. The Department is also home to staff, 45 M.A. and Ph.D. students, over 500 undergraduate majors, and over 150 undergraduate minors. The Stamford campus is located in downtown Stamford, CT, about an hour from New York City, and about two hours from the main campus in Storrs. The candidate for this position will join three full-time HDFS faculty at the Stamford campus. The Stamford campus is currently undergoing rapid growth in its student population and programmatic offerings. For more information on the Stamford campus, see https://stamford.uconn.edu/.

The University of Connecticut is ranked the best public university in New England and among the top 25 public universities in the U.S. In recent years, UConn has been supported by billions in funding dollars from state investments (https://nextgenct.uconn.edu/ and https://health.uconn.edu/bioscience-ct/) and guided by a bold Academic Vision (http://academicvision.uconn.edu/). We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for an Assistant Professor position in HDFS.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will establish an active program of research and teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, which may include courses related to lifespan development, childhood development, adulthood and aging, family, policy, diversity, and/or research methods. The teaching load will be two courses per semester (four courses per year). The successful candidate will also be expected to advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the major and minor, and perform service to the department and/or campus.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Doctoral degree completed in Human Development and Family Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, or other relevant discipline by position start date. Teaching experience or demonstrated capacity to teach courses with documentation of a commitment to teaching; a strong record of scholarly productivity;
the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity of the department. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a collegial manner with colleagues and students.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

A program of research in one or more of the following areas: Adult development, aging, and gerontology; Diversity and culture; Policy and law; Applied/translational science. Evidence of ability to obtain external funding to support program of research. Demonstrated excellence and experience in teaching lifespan development, childhood development, adulthood and aging, family, policy, diversity, and/or research methods. Experience in teaching and/or mentoring first-generation, minority, or non-traditional college students.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Stamford campus. Salary will be commensurate with 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, research statement, and commitment to diversity statement. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Preference will be given to those who apply by November 1, 2019; however, screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020032)

For more information regarding the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, please visit the department website at https://hdfs.uconn.edu. For questions about this position, please contact the search committee chair, Annamaria Csizmadia, annamaria.csizmadia@uconn.edu.

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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.

 


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 https://familystudies.uconn.edu/ 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 https://catalog.uconn.edu/hdfs/.

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 carla.gomez@uconn.edu.  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.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.