The Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor in Residence. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track appointment with an expected start date of August 23, 2020. The position is renewable annually based on satisfactory performance evaluations and comes with a competitive salary and benefits package.
The Department of Allied Health Sciences has a vibrant, multidisciplinary faculty dedicated to advancing knowledge through research, teaching, advising, and community engagement. The Department has been in a period of expansion, recruiting 10 new faculty in recent years to meet growing student needs. The Department is now embarking on an initiative to offer the Allied Health Sciences major on UConn’s regional Waterbury campus. With 29 faculty, over 750 undergraduates, and 28 graduate students, we actively engage in educating and training the next generation of health professionals. The Department offers an undergraduate major in Allied Health Sciences with multiple concentrations, including Public Health and Health Promotion and Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety; three nationally-accredited health programs (Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Diagnostic Genetic Sciences); two master’s programs (Health Promotion Sciences, Health Care Genetics); and a PhD program in Health Promotion Sciences. A number of faculty in the Department also conduct grant-funded research in obesity, HIV/AIDS, digital health, behavioral genomics, nutrition, food policy, cancer prevention, and public health. Diversity is one of UConn’s core values, and our Department strives to be an inclusive educational institution that attracts, retains, and values talented people from all backgrounds.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will be based at the Waterbury regional campus as a full faculty member in the Department of Allied Health Sciences. This position is the first of what is anticipated to be three to four faculty hires who will reside on the Waterbury campus. The successful candidate will be expected to be semi-autonomous in representing the Department and major on the regional campus while working under the advisement of Department leadership based in Storrs. Periodic travel to the Storrs campus is required. The successful candidate will function effectively as a team member with faculty and staff in other departments at Waterbury and with AHS faculty and staff in Storrs. Primary duties will include teaching multiple undergraduate courses, advising a moderate number of students, and engaging with leaders in the community (including clinics and community agencies), assisting in student experiential learning placements, and coordinating daily operations of the AHS major on the regional campus.
The successful candidate will also be expected to support the Department’s efforts to recruit and retain students from diverse backgrounds and broaden participation among members of underrepresented 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/or research tools; and demonstrate leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests. The position requires periodic travel to the Storrs campus (e.g. monthly Department meetings) and to student placement sites in the Waterbury area. Some expected activities may require occasional evening, weekend, and summer hours. The successful candidate will be expected to work relatively independently and collaboratively in a work environment that is supportive but also involves deadlines and fluctuating demands in the schedule. More position details are available at https://alliedhealth.uconn.edu/APIR
This is a 9-month, non-tenure-track appointment with an expected start date of August 23, 2020, and will support the Department’s mission to be a national and international leader in health promotion science, education, and research. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the Waterbury campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Please visit the position posting at AcademicJobsOnline (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14539) and select “Apply” to submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; teaching and advising statement (including teaching/advising philosophy, teaching/advising experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); and 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.). Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.
Only applications submitted via Academic Jobs Online will be accepted. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received no later than October 31, 2019. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2020040). Inquiries should be sent to the search committee chair, Dr. Susan Gregoire (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
PhD in health-related field or higher education; or terminal degree (Master’s or higher) in health-related field
Experience in health-related field or in higher education
Teaching-related experience which demonstrates ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and present effectively, including in small group and/or large group settings
Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication and strong interpersonal skills
Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity through teaching and research
Two years’ work experience in a health-related field
College-level teaching experience as instructor of record, including background and expertise to teach a range of content in health-related science courses
Potential to teach courses in topics addressing disparities and inequities in health
Experience in advising or mentoring in a healthcare or higher education setting
Experience in connecting with leaders in clinical, community, and other agencies.
Demonstrated leadership experience involving assertiveness, advocacy, and initiative-taking while working collaboratively in a team environment
Demonstrated success in engaging with diverse communities, including first-generation college students and underrepresented populations
Internal Number: 2020040
About UConn Department of Allied Health Sciences
AHS is a vibrant, interdisciplinary department committed to excellence in teaching, research, advising, and health promotion efforts. We prepare leaders for a broad range of health-related careers and contexts, giving students valuable mentorship and research experiences to propel them toward success in their professional goals. Students at all levels benefit from working with our distinguished faculty of recognized experts in areas like health behavior change interventions, promotion of healthy nutrition, genetics and genomics, clinical and laboratory techniques, and research methodologies. We have recently grown our faculty significantly, adding to the extensive portfolio of extramurally-funded grant research within the Department, and are looking forward to continuing to attract cutting-edge researchers and high-quality educators.
In undergraduate education, Allied Health Sciences is of one of UConn's highest enrolled majors with multiple concentrations designed to launch students into a variety of health careers or graduate studies. Our nationally-accredited professional programs in Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, Dietetics, and Medical Laboratory Sciences produce workforce-rea...dy professionals who are prepared for licensure exams in their chosen fields. Our growing graduate programs include a Master's and PhD in Health Promotion Sciences and the innovative Professional Science Master's in Health Care Genetics, and we are currently in the process of developing a Master's in Genetic Counseling program. Additionally, our post-baccalaureate programs help individuals advance their career goals in Diagnostic Genetic Sciences, Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Occupational Safety and Health.