The University of Connecticut’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for four positions at the level of Assistant Professor as part of a cluster hire in the Environment and Human Interactions. This initiative also includes two appointments at the Associate or Full Professor level. We seek a range of scholars on subjects including (but not limited to) pollution, water supply, climate change, policy, and society’s response. The Department of Public Policy, as part of this cluster, seeks an assistant professor in environmental policy, environmental justice, sustainability, environmental inequalities and/or relevant fields.
This cluster hire promotes meaningful engagement among physical, natural and social scientists through the potential for collaborative teaching, research, and outreach initiatives. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a strong program of research and publication. To apply, or for more information, please visit: Assistant Professor (494836) - https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17334.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through high-quality publications in top-tier venues and through superior teaching and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. Successful candidates will highlight a commitment to equity and be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement multiple perspectives as the foundation of a rich learning experience; integrate diverse experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and/or provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, populations, and intellectual interests. We seek candidates with a demonstrated capacity to work across disciplines and stimulate interdisciplinary collaborations through research, teaching, and/or service.
This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2021. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Hartford campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.)
Commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.)
3 letters of reference
A sample of original written work
Evaluation of applicants will begin December 15, 2020 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Any questions regarding this position should be directed to Eric Brunner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
These positions will be filled subject to budgetary approval.
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.
Ph.D. in Anthropology, Chemistry, Geography, Marine Sciences, Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology, or other relevant discipline by August 2021 (equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable).
Excellence in scholarly research in the area of environment and/or human interactions.
Teaching experience or a demonstrated capacity and commitment to undergraduate and graduate instruction.
Deep commitment to promoting diversity through pedagogy, research, and/or public engagement.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Commitment to teaching courses on topics relevant to the environment and human interactions at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Commitment to teaching and/or mentoring a diverse student population.
Potential for disciplinary innovation and/or interdisciplinarity in research and teaching.
Ability to engage productively and collegially with faculty across disciplines.
History of or potential to attract external funding for collaborative, interdisciplinary research.
About University of Connecticut
The Department of Public Policy is home to a NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration (MPA), a Master of Public Policy (MPP), an on-line Graduate Program in Survey Research, a MPA Fellows program (an executive MPA cohort), and four graduate certificates in nonprofit management, public financial management, survey research and leadership and public management. The Department offers an undergraduate minor and allows selected students to begin taking graduate courses while undergraduates.
The Department of Public Policy is located on the new state-of-the-art campus in Hartford, Connecticut’s capital city. The University of Connecticut is a premier research institution, designated as a Research University/Very High research activity by the Carnegie Foundation. UConn is ranked 22nd by U.S. News & World Report among national public universities in the United States. The Department’s public affairs programs are ranked 9th in public budgeting and finance and 47th among public affairs programs. The Department of Public Policy has 15 full-time faculty, 200 graduate students, and 1,100 alumni.