University of Connecticut University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
Dec 12, 2019Full time
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for two Assistant Professor (tenure track) positions in the area of ethnic/racial health disparities, with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2020. Successful candidates will be hired in one of three departments, with no more than one in any department: Anthropology, Sociology, or Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS), as part of a college-wide cluster hire of three faculty in health disparities. We anticipate that at least one of these positions will be a joint appointment with the Africana Studies Institute. These hires demonstrate UConn and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Faculty have opportunities for connections to strong centers and institutes across the University, including the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP), the Human Rights Institute, the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, and the Health Disparities Institute. The University of Connecticut is ranked the best public university in New England and among the top 25 public universities in the U.S. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through high quality publications in top-tier venues and through mentoring of graduate students. In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 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.