Introductory paragraphs with marketing language and duties of position- Invites applications for the position, generally indicating program, department and/or school/college, as well as faculty rank(s); and duties of the position.
The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut (http://nextgenct.uconn.edu/) and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut (http://biosciencect.uchc.edu/) investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (http://issuu.com/uconnprovost/docs/academic-plan-single-hi-optimized_1).We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for faculty positions in the Department of ***** at the rank of *** (tenured/tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor). The Department of XXX is among the [top 20 or insert appropriate number here] departments in the nation. It has ** faculty members, *** undergraduate and *** graduate students, and actively engages in research in [list strategic areas of research]. Other key strengths for the department include…
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through extramural funding (in disciplines where applicable), high quality publications, impact as measured through citations, performances and exhibits (in disciplines where applicable), and national recognition as through honorific awards. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
Earned Ph.D. in XXX or related field; a proven record of excellence in teaching; demonstrated potential in establishing a successful research and scholarship, and a deep commitment to promoting diversity through their academic and research programs. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.
Expertise in [identified areas] and outstanding record of research and scholarship excellence; commitment to effective teaching, integrating technology into instruction, on-line instruction; the ability to contribute through research and research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience.
This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of ****. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, 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.); sample journal articles or books to Husky Hire. Five letters of reference should be sent to: Faculty Search Committee, Search #XXXX, [ADDRESS] or e-mailed to [E-MAIL ADDRESS]. Evaluation of applicants will begin [date/ immediately]. For more information regarding the Department of XXX please visit the department website at [URL].
At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.