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Tenure Track Faculty Positions for Fall 2014

 

School of Arts and Sciences

 

 

English Department - Assistant Professor - American Literature and Children's Literature

 

Sociology, Anthropology and Scocial Work Department - Assistant Professor - Archaeology

 

Sociology, Anthropology and Scocial Work Department - Assistant Professor - Social Work

 

 


School of Education and Professional Studies

 

Business Administration Department - Assistant/Associate Professor - Accounting

 

Business Administration Department - Assistant Professor - Management

 

Communication Department - Assistant Professor -- Communication

 

Economics Department - Assistant Professor - Economics

 

Health and Physical Education Department - Assistant Professor - Nutrition and Medical Terminology

 

Health and Physical Education Department - Assistant Professor - Physical Education Pedagogy (Pre K-12)

 

 

 

Eastern Connecticut State University, the state’s public liberal arts university serving approximately 5400 students, offers a wide range of undergraduate majors in the arts and sciences and professional studies, as well as selected graduate programs. Located in historic Windham County in the heart of eastern Connecticut, the University is midway between New York City and Boston and only a short drive from Hartford, the state capital.

 

We invite applications from candidates who have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, creative activity and scholarship, student advisement, university and community service. ECSU is especially interested in faculty with demonstrated innovation and excellence in teaching in a liberal arts curriculum, and sensitivity to diverse populations and perspectives.


 

 

School of Arts and Sciences

 

 

Department: English

Position: Assistant Professor – American Literature and Children's Literature, Tenure Track

Qualifications: PhD or ABD in English is required. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach existing introductory and advanced courses   in literary studies, composition, and/or creative writing and to develop new courses in line with their teaching and research interests.

Position Description: For this position, the candidate should be able to teach a wide range of American Literature as well as demonstrate a specialization in Children’s Literature. Ideally, the candidate will have experience teaching K‐12 or has demonstrated an awareness of the challenges and needs of students training to be teachers.

 

Eastern's English department is vibrant with strong components in literature, rhetoric and composition, cultural studies, and creative writing. The selected applicant will be expected to contribute to a broad conversation within the department about the future of English studies.

 

As the state’s only public liberal arts university, Eastern provides a strong liberal arts curriculum to a diverse undergraduate student population. The successful candidate, therefore, will have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural / first generation student population and a strong interest in teaching both discipline‐specific and liberal arts core courses at all levels. Workload is 12 credits per semester. Student advising and service to the department and university committees are expected, as is an active research agenda.

 

Respond to: Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation as email attachments (PDF or Word) to englishsearch@easternct.edu. Review

of applications will begin March 15, 2014.

 

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Department: Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Position: Assistant Professor – Archaeology, Tenure Track

Qualifications: PhD required. Applicants should be broadly trained (four-field) archaeologists with a research specialty in the Archaeology of North America.

Position Description:  Candidates must be able to teach Introductory course on archeology and physical/biological anthropology, upper level classes on Native Americans, archaeological field methods, courses in area of specialty, and participate in the university's Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Developing a field site for undergraduate research is encouraged.   The candidate will have an active research agenda, be committed to quality undergraduate teaching and mentoring, and engage in service.

Respond to: Interested applicants should send via email a curriculum vitae, a copy of all graduate transcripts, statements of  teaching philosophy (1 page max) and research interests (2 pages max),and names and contact information for  three recommendations to Maureen Lucas at lucasm@easternct.edu. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Mary Kenny (kennym@easternct.edu).

 

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Department: Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work

Position: Assistant Professor –Social Work, Tenure Track

Qualifications: MSW and two years post MSW practice experience; Ph.D. in related discipline or DSW or ABD near completion.

Position Description:  Tenure-line, full-time position in a CSWE accredited undergraduate social work program with 80 junior/senior students. The program is seeking candidates with the ability to teach across the generalist social work curriculum with special preference given to those who are able to teach research methods and statistics. Faculty are expected to be outstanding teachers and demonstrate a commitment to creative activity, scholarship, and service to the community and university. The teaching load is four courses per semester.

Respond to: Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, teaching evaluation or evidence of teaching quality electronically to:

 

Maureen Lucas, Department Secretary

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

Eastern Connecticut State University

83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226

lucasm@easternct.edu

 

(Search Committee Chair: Dr. Eunice Matthews-Armstead, Professor of Social Work, matthewse@easternct.edu)

 

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School of Education and Professional Studies

 

Department: Business Administration

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor – Accounting, Tenure Track

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Accounting. ABDs are encouraged to apply for this position.  Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching, scholarly and professional activities, and willingness to be active in service to the university and community.

Respond to: Please send a statement of interest, current vita, and the names and contact information for three references via email to Dr. Candice Deal at dealc@easternct.edu.

 

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Department: Business Administration

Position: Assistant Professor – Management, Tenure Track

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or be ABD {degree awarded by Fall 2014) in business administration/management or a closely related discipline. Special consideration will be given to those with an interest {research, teaching or experience) in healthcare, community health, the service industry (e.g., hospitality), and/or non-profit organizations. Special consideration will also be given to those with management experience in one or more of these areas.

 

Candidates should be able to teach courses in multiple areas including management and the new multidisciplinary health sciences major, with an opportunity to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should be interested in teaching across disciplines in the university's Masters of Organization Management program.

 

Respond to: Interested applicants should email a statement of interest, current vita, and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Wayne Buck at buckw@easternct.edu

 

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Department: Communication

Position: Assistant Professor – Communication, Tenure Track

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Communication or related field and demonstrated experience and enthusiasm for teaching undergraduates.  Advanced ABDs with a verifiable anticipated completion date prior to August 2014 will be considered.

Position Description: Responsibilities will include developing and teaching undergraduate courses in Health Communication plus contribute to instruction in the department’s core curriculum and/or concentrations (Media Production, Digital Media/Journalism, Advertising/Public Relations, and Interpersonal Communication).  Active participation in research and creative activity, advising and mentoring students, and participation in service are expected of all faculty members.

Respond to: Applications must include an application letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Mihyun Kang at kangm@easternct.edu

 

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Department: Economics

Position: Assistant Professor – Economics, Tenure Track

Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand or expected by August 2014 is required.  Preference will be given to candidates specializing in the following fields: labor, sports, health, behavioral economics, money and banking, financial economics, development and global macroeconomics. Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, scholarship, student advisement and service.

Position Description: The student-centered economics program at ECSU integrates a rigorous curriculum which instills students with a sense of social responsibility to provide innovative solutions to society’s pressing issues related to the environment, sustainability, health and economic security.  Candidates must be committed to supporting this vision are strongly preferred.  Eastern is especially interested in faculty with demonstrated innovation and excellence in teaching in a liberal arts curriculum, and sensitivity to diverse populations and perspectives.

Respond to: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but preference will be given to complete applications received by December 1, 2013.  Interviews will be conducted at the January ASSA meetings.  Applications must include: cover letter, CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three references via email to Dr. Dimitrios Pachis pachis@easternct.edu.

 

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Department: Health and Physical Education

Position: Assistant Professor – Nutrition & Medical Terminology, Tenure Track

Required Qualifications: An earned doctoral degree in nutrition, preventive medicine, public health, health education, or a closely related field. ABD near completion will be considered. A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and student advisement, peer-reviewed publications and presentations, and departmental, institutional and community services are required.

Preferred Qualifications: Undergraduate teaching experience and/or professional experience as a registered dietitian; ability to teach public health, wellness, and physical fitness courses.

Position Description: The successful candidate will teach in the areas of nutrition and medical terminology for the newly developed Health Science major.  The ability to teach courses in public health is also strongly desired. In addition, the candidate will teach liberal arts core courses and other courses required by the Department of Health and Physical Education. This candidate must be willing to support the mission of a public liberal arts university and interdisciplinary programs, and evidence of scholarly works and professional potential are required.

Respond to: Interested candidates should email an application letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Anita N. Lee(leean@easternct.edu),  Search Committee Chair, Department of Health and Physical Education, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. The search committee will begin to review applications on November 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.

 

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Department: Health and Physical Education

Position: Assistant Professor – Physical Education Pedagogy (Pre K-12), Tenure Track

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in physical education (or related field) or be ABD status near completion. Experience and expertise in physical education pedagogy and curriculum development is preferred.

Position Description: The successful candidate will teach courses in some of the following areas: physical education pedagogy and curriculum development, adapted physical education, motor development, physical activity assessment, and foundations of health-related fitness.  There is a strong expectation for engagement in creative activity (publishing, grant-writing, conference presentations) and for contributing to departmental and university service.

Respond to: Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The application must include the candidate's curriculum vitae and a letter of interest.    It is acceptable to submit an email application only. Hard-copy applications are not necessary if an email application is sent. Please send an email application to daled@easternct.edu

Send hard-copy applications to: Darren Dale, Ph.D., Search Chair, Physical Education Pedagogy

Department of Health and Physical Education,  Eastern Connecticut State University,  83  Windham Street, Willimantic, CT  06226.

 

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