The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a non-tenure Instructor in Residence at the Stamford campus. The responsibilities of the individual hired will be to serve as Coordinator of the Early Childhood specialization at the Stamford campus and to teach early childhood courses.
The HDFS department has 32 full-time faculty from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. Faculty are located across the state at four campuses where the Department offers the HDFS major. The Department includes staff and over 40 graduate students, 500 undergraduate majors, and 150 undergraduate minors. UConn Stamford is an urban campus at the center of one of Fairfield County’s robust business communities, just 45 minutes from New York, which gives students ample opportunities for internships and careers. The campus serves 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including many first-generation college students. It offers 14 undergraduate majors, including business administration, digital media and design, computer science, and history. The candidate for this position will join four full-time HDFS faculty at the Stamford campus.
Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses such as child development, early childhood education curriculum and methods, fieldwork placement supervision, teaching practica, and/or professional development and advocacy. The normal teaching load for this position is seven courses across the academic year or equivalent. Other responsibilities include to serve as the coordinator of the Stamford early childhood specialization including maintaining a working relationship with the community practicum setting, undergraduate advising, and some service to the Campus, Department, and/or University. Candidates are not expected to maintain an active research program. Successful candidates will highlight a commitment to equity in their teaching and service.
Masters degree (or equivalent foreign degree) completed in Early Childhood Education, Human Development and Family Sciences, Psychology, or other relevant discipline.
Teaching experience in an institution of higher education or demonstrated capacity to teach courses with documentation of a commitment to teaching.
Early childhood teaching experience with children ages birth through age 5.
The ability to contribute through teaching and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the Department and UConn Stamford.
Effective communication skills, both written and oral.
Experience teaching courses in child development, early childhood education curriculum and methods, fieldwork placement supervision, teaching practica, and/or professional development and advocacy.
Administrative or leadership experience in an early childhood program.
Demonstrated experience and commitment to teaching and/or mentoring a diverse student population.
This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position at the Stamford campus with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2022. In-residence positions are one-year appointments, but may be renewed annually, and can lead to multi-year contracts. Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
Commitment to diversity statement (e.g., your values around diversity, equity, and inclusion; your diversity-related experience in teaching and service; your plans to continue to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion);
Contact information for three (3) letters of reference. References will not be contacted without notification of the candidate.
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.