Faculty Positions

Job Opportunities: Faculty

School of Arts and Sciences

Assistant Professor – Cell Biology
Assistant/Associate Professor – Computer Science 
Assistant Professor – Physiology/Physical Therapy
Assistant Professor – Public Health/Epidemiology
Assistant Professor – Theatre/Directing
Assistant Professor – Criminology

School of Education and Professional Studies

Assistant/Associate Professor – Accounting
Assistant Professor – Special Education
Assistant Professor – Social Studies


Eastern Connecticut State University, the state’s public liberal arts university serving approximately 5300 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


Department: Biology
Position: Assistant Professor – Cell Biology, Tenure Track

Position Description: Teaching responsibilities may include lecture/lab courses in Cell Structure and Function, Cell Biology, Cell Physiology, Human Physiology, or other upper level courses for biology majors. Additional teaching opportunities may include a course in the University’s liberal arts core curriculum and the first-year program. Additional expectations include academic advisement, service to the university, and continued professional development. The Department has outstanding resources for teaching and research housed in a modern science building.  Resources include tissue culture facilities, vivarium, confocal microscope, environmental chambers, greenhouse, campus arboretum, and Church Farm Center for the Arts and Sciences.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in a biological science with expertise in cell biology, pertaining to human physiology and disease, are required. Expertise that complements the current strengths of the department and postdoctoral experience are desired.  The successful candidate must have demonstrated an interest in, and an aptitude for, teaching undergraduates, and willingness to develop a research program involving undergraduates.

Respond to: Send a CV, a copy of all graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, documentation of teaching ability, and the name and contact information for three references via email to biologysearch1@easternct.edu, Dr. Kurt Lucin (Search Co-Chair). The search will continue until the position is filled.

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Department: Computer Science
Position: Assistant/Associate Professor – Computer Science, Tenure Track
Start Date: August 2018 

Position Description: The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and research in a liberal arts environment.  Good communication and collaboration skills are essential. Responsibilities for the position also include advising, service, and teaching undergraduate courses in Computer Science in general and development of courses in Cybersecurity & Computer Networking. The teaching load is equivalent to 12 credit hours per semester. 

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field (ABD considered) with expertise in Cybersecurity and/or Computer Networking. Preference will be given to candidates who complement the department’s teaching and research activities and demonstrate an aptitude for teaching undergraduate students. Experience in engaging undergraduates in research is an advantage.

To Apply: Please send a CV, copies of all graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, documentation of teaching ability and student mentoring as a single PDF to the Search Chair at cscsearch@easternct.edu. In addition, please arrange three current recommendation letters, at least one of which must address classroom teaching effectiveness, to be sent to the above email address. Review of application will begin December 1st, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

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Department: Health Sciences
Position: Assistant Professor – Physiology/Physical Therapy, Tenure Track

Position description: Primary teaching responsibilities would be to teach Anatomy and Physiology courses and expand the curriculum in their area of expertise. Secondary teaching responsibilities would include developing and teaching a course related to Therapeutic Exercise and also to teach courses such as Biology for the Health Sciences. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to: excellence in teaching (preferably in a Liberal Arts setting), establishing a productive research program that involves undergraduates and providing service to the department, university and community.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in area related to Biological Science or Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Preference will be given to applicants with a background in Anatomy and Physiology and Physical Therapy. Applicants also must demonstrate professional competence, an understanding of a liberal arts education, work productively with colleagues and students, and be interested in educating a diverse population of students. One year or more of undergraduate teaching experience is preferred.

Respond to: Send a CV, a copy of all graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, documentation of teaching ability, and the name and contact information for three references in a pdf file via email to Dr. Amy Bataille, Search Chair at HealthscienceSearch1@easternct.edu.  The search will continue until the position is filled.

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Department: Health Sciences
Position: Assistant Professor – Public Health/Epidemiology, Tenure Track

Position description: Primary teaching responsibilities would be to help service courses such as Introduction to Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Research Methods. Additional teaching responsibilities may include courses such as Foundations of Health Science and Current Topics in Health Sciences and developing the public health curriculum in his/her area of expertise. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to: excellence in teaching (preferably in a Liberal Arts setting), establishing a productive research program that involves undergraduates and providing service to the department, university and community.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in area related to Public Health. Applicants also must demonstrate professional competence, an understanding of a liberal arts education, work productively with colleagues and students, and be interested in educating a diverse population of students. One year or more of undergraduate teaching experience is preferred.

Respond to: Send a CV, a copy of all graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, documentation of teaching ability, and the name and contact information for three references as a pdf file via email to Dr. Anita Lee, Search Chair at HealthscienceSearch2@easternct.edu. Search will continue until the position is filled.

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Department: Performing Arts/Theatre
Position: Assistant Professor – Theatre/Directing, Tenure Track

Position Description: Applicant will be involved in leading and further developing the Directing concentration of the B.A. in Theatre. Responsibilities include directing mainstage productions for the program’s state-of-the-art proscenium and studio theatres, teaching courses in the directing sequence—including Directing 2, an “enhanced” writing intensive course, and develop or enhance courses in areas of expertise (e.g. Multicultural, Community-based and devised performance; musical and/or children’s theatre; stage voice; and film or intermedia performance history, theory and practice). The successful candidate should demonstrate fluency and interest in staging a range of performance genres and styles; express a commitment to performance training within a liberal arts context; and contemplate a vision towards developing diverse, innovative and relevant programming to benefit the cultural life of the university and the surrounding region. Teaching faculty are also expected to participate in the university’s shared governance model (e.g. senate committees; recruitment, assessment and retention initiatives;  departmental planning and programming; and accreditation efforts); develop co-curricular activities (e.g. field trips, study tours, guest artist residencies); and remain connected to a network of professionals to benefit students who might pursue graduate studies or enter the field.

Qualifications:  include a Ph.D. or MFA in Directing; a minimum of two years college-level teaching and production; professional directing or performance experience, and a portfolio of projects to share.

Respond to: Please send Cover Letter, CV, 3 recent letters of reference, names and affiliations of 3-5 references, graduate transcript as well as any representative portfolio documentation to Dr. David Pellegrini, Search Chair, at pellegrinid@easternct.edu

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Department:  Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology, and Social Work
Position: Assistant Professor – Criminology, Tenure Track

Position Description: The successful candidate must be prepared to teach courses in criminology and major core curriculum courses (e.g. statistics, methods, and/or theory).  A commitment to undergraduate teaching in a public liberal arts college and evidence of scholarly potential required.  There is a 12 credit per semester requirement that usually involves a 4-4 teaching load. Review of candidate materials will begin December 1, 2017.

Qualifications: Teaching experience and Ph.D. in criminology or sociology preferred; ABD will be considered

Respond to: Please send CV, copies of all graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, documentation of teaching ability, and three current letters of reference via email to Dr. Theresa Severance, Search Chair, socsearch2@easternct.edu

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Department: Business Administration
Position: Assistant/Associate Professor – Accounting, Tenure Track, 2 positions

Position Description:  Candidates should be able to teach all levels of the undergraduate Accounting curriculum and may teach some graduate level courses. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching, scholarly and professional activities, and a willingness to be active in service to the university and community.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Accounting, or Ph.D. in related field with both a CPA and master’s in accounting or CPA and MBA with 18 credits in Accounting. ABD candidates are welcome to apply. Current relevant practical experience in Accounting/Auditing is important and is a plus for those candidates with MBA/Masters degree in Accountancy.

Respond to:  Please submit a statement of interest, current vita, graduate transcripts and three letters of reference to Dr. Candice Deal dealc@easternct.edu.The search committee will begin to review applications immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

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Department: Education
Position: Assistant Professor – Special Education, Tenure Track

Position Description: Eastern Connecticut State University seeks qualified applicants to teach courses in special education for early childhood and elementary teacher education programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in child/human development, methods courses in elementary/childhood education, differentiated instruction, pedagogy for exceptional students, for supervising field and clinical experiences, and other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: The successful applicant must have an earned doctoral degree in special education from an accredited program or related area with a special education emphasis. Must have three or more years teaching experience at the early childhood or elementary level. ABD near completion considered. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to excellence in post-secondary teaching, clinical supervision, pursuing scholarship (which may occur in the nationally recognized Center for Early Childhood Education) and mentoring student research, student advising, professional activity and departmental and institutional service.

Preferred Qualification: Experience teaching in higher education and supervising teacher candidates in the field is desired. Practical experience working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or mild/moderate disabilities preferred.

Respond to: To apply, please submit electronically a letter of interest, vitae, and contact information (names, phone numbers and email addresses) for three references to Mr. Eric Smith smitheric2@easternct.edu. The search committee will begin to review applications immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

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Department: Education
Position: Assistant Professor – Social Studies, Tenure Track

Position Description: Expectations include teaching social studies methods in 3 different programs: Early Childhood (focusing on grades 1-3), Elementary (grades 1-6), and Secondary (grades 7-12), as well as general learning and teaching courses and educational technology courses. Courses will be taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition to teaching the aforementioned courses, the candidate may also be asked to teach courses such as the student teaching seminar and/or supervise clinical experiences at the elementary and/or secondary level (the latter only in social studies).

Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in social studies education, Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Social Studies, or a related degree. ABD candidates near completion may be considered.  S/he must have at least 3 years teaching experience in appropriate areas at the elementary, middle, and/or secondary levels. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to excellence in post-secondary teaching, clinical supervision, scholarship and mentoring student research, student advising, professional activity and departmental and institutional service.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching in higher education and supervising teacher candidates in the field is desired. Significant experience with integrating technology within the curriculum, teaching technology as pedagogical practice, and or interdisciplinary teaching with technology is preferred.

Respond to: Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit electronically a letter of interest, vitae, and contact information (names, phone numbers and email addresses) for three references to Mr. Eric Smith Smitheric2@easternct.edu. The search committee will begin to review applications immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

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