Faculty Positions

Job Opportunities: Faculty

Athletics

Head Women’s and Men’s Swimming Coach/Aquatics Director

School of Arts and Sciences

Assistant Professor of Digital Art & Design
Assistant/Associate Professor of Computer Science
Assistant Professor of Linguistics or English
Assistant Professor of Filmmaking

School of Education and Professional Studies

Assistant/Associate Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Finance
Assistant Professor of Management
Assistant Professor of Economics
Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education
Assistant Professor of Science Education
Assistant Professor of Special Education
Assistant Professor in Social Studies Education
Assistant Professor of Bilingual Education/World Languages (One Year Position)


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: Art & Art History 

Position: Assistant Professor of Digital Art & Design, Tenure Track 

Position Description:  Digital Art and Design is one of five concentrations in the Department of Art and Art History. The successful candidate will teach Digital Art & Design courses at all levels including digital fundamentals, mid and upper level design courses and electives, and courses in the liberal arts core, and will participate in curricular initiatives, strategic planning, departmental service and development, student advisement, and faculty governance of the University.

Qualifications:  Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree with a strong emphasis on graphic design and current or recent college-level teaching experience required. Marketing design and digital multimedia public relations experience is a plus. Eastern seeks applicants who demonstrate accomplishments as a professional designer/digital artist and a strong portfolio demonstrating a commitment to contemporary practice and solid expertise in the fundamentals of art making and visual communication design. The successful applicant will demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching the liberal arts in a supportive learning environment that connects contemporary issues with service to the university and community.

Respond to: All materials must be submitted electronically.
E-mail materials to: dawsona@easternct.edu
Addressed to: Professor Anne Dawson, Chair, Department of Art & Art History
Please submit the following materials electronically as one multipage pdf file.

  • Cover letter stating your interests and qualifications
  • Artist statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • Web link to:
    • A digital portfolio with clear descriptions – a maximum of 20 images/time-based media files and 10 images/time-based media files of student work
    • Sample syllabi for undergraduate courses

Search will continue until the position is filled.

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Department: Computer Science

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor – Computer Science, Tenure Track

Position Description: The applicant is expected to teach undergraduate computer science courses at all levels. The workload is equivalent to 12 credit hours per semester. Responsibilities for the position also include research, advising, service and the development of an undergraduate program in her/his area of interest.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a closely related field, completed before August 2019, and have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and scholarly research. All areas of computer science will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates who will complement the department’s teaching and research activities. The department is interested in expanding curriculum in networking, gaming, artificial intelligence or cybersecurity.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (with publications list), teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts (unofficial is okay), and at least three letters of reference as email attachments to CSCSearch@easternct.edu. Review of applications will begin November 26, 2018.

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Department: English

Position: Assistant Professor – Linguistics or English, Tenure Track 

Position Description: We seek a linguist who can teach courses in the English major, including state-mandated classes for future teachers such as History and Development of the English Language, Modern American Grammar, and Linguistic Analysis. Competitive candidates will demonstrate the ability to design and teach courses with a sociolinguistic focus that support existing concentrations in the English major, especially the Cultural Studies Concentration, Elementary and Secondary Education Concentrations, and the Rhetoric and Composition Concentration.  The best candidates will have a teaching and research agenda that will expand department offerings in terms of academic and cultural diversity, and have experience with relevant technology and software.  Bilingual candidates (English/Spanish) are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates must also have a demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of first year students in either first year writing or a first year introductory program.  Additional teaching responsibilities may include introductory and intermediate courses serving the English major and the university’s Liberal Arts Core. Teaching load is 12 credits (typically four courses) per semester. 

Qualifications: PhD or ABD in Linguistics or English. The successful candidate will have an awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching or other comparable experience.

To apply: Please send 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 November 15, 2018.

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Department: Performing Arts – Theatre/New Media Studies: Performance Media 

Position: Assistant Professor of Filmmaking, tenure track

Position Description: Eastern Connecticut State University, the state’s public liberal arts university, seeks a tenure-track, full-time Assistant Professor to develop and teach film production courses for the Performance Media concentration of the New Media Studies major. Successful candidates must possess wide-ranging knowledge of the processes of film and digital moving image media and editing, and possess the ability to develop other courses in areas of expertise including but not limited to: content creation for virtual and augmented reality; narrative filmmaking; motion capture; immersive storytelling; simulation; interactive & 360 film; and other emerging technologies. Other responsibilities include the supervision and mentorship of undergraduate research and film/media projects; collaboration with other New Media Studies faculty, staff, and students; and securing specialized equipment and software.  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); develop co-curricular activities; and remain connected to a network of professionals to benefit students intending to pursue graduate studies or enter the field.

Qualifications:  include a Ph.D. or MFA in Cinema Studies or Filmmaking (or MA in Filmmaking with extensive professional experience); a minimum of three years college-level teaching and production; professional filmmaking 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 Professor David Pellegrini, Ph.D., Search Chair, at pellegrinid@easternct.edu

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Department: Business Administration

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor – Accounting, Tenure Track

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 related field. ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. MBA/Masters degree in accounting with 18 credits in Accounting along with Accounting certification (CPA, CMA and or CIA). Current relevant practical experience in Accounting/Auditing is important and is a plus for those candidates with MBA/Masters degree in Accountancy.

To Apply: Please submit a statement of interest, current vita, graduate transcripts and three letters of reference to Dr. Candice Deal, Search Chair at dealc@easternct.edu.

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Department: Business Administration

Position: Assistant Professor –  Finance, Tenure Track.

Position Description: Teaching responsibilities will include lecture courses in finance.  Additional expectations include academic advisement, service to the university, and continued professional development and assisting students’ development outside the classroom, such as acting as an advisor to the Finance Students Association.

Qualifications: Ph.D., Finance from an accredited institution, broad expertise in Finance, demonstration of ability to teach across different areas of finance to undergraduate students: such as Financial Management, Business Finance, Financial institutions & Markets, Investments, Banking, Real Estate Finance, Personal Financial Planning, or other related undergraduate finance courses. Applicants must demonstrate an aptitude for teaching undergraduates and willingness to develop a research program involving undergraduates.

To apply: 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. Chiaku Chukwuogor, Search Chair, at BAdmSearch2@easternct.edu.

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Department: Business Administration

Position: Assistant Professor – Management, Tenure Track

Position Description: The new hire will be expected to teach upper level courses on either entrepreneurship and/or business ethics as well as lower level courses in general management at the undergraduate level. There is also the potential to teach in the graduate program in organizational management. Teaching excellence is the primary focus for the position, followed by a strong research record/potential, and service to the department, university, and community.

Qualifications: A terminal degree (PHD, DBA) in the field of management from an accredited institution is required. ABD candidates close to completion will also be considered. Candidates who have primary experience or expertise (teaching, research, or practice) in entrepreneurship are preferred. Candidates with secondary areas of interest in teaching business ethics or strategy will also be considered. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching, scholarly and professional activities, and a willingness to be active in service to the university and community.  

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a current CV, and the names and contacts of three references to Dr. Niti Pandey, Search Chair at badmsearch1@easternct.edu. Please do not submit additional materials until requested.

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Department: Economics

Position: Assistant Professor – Economics Tenure Track

The Department of Economics invites applications for one tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level starting in Fall 2019. Ph.D. in hand or firmly expected by August 2019 is required. Position is for a Macroeconomist with preference given to those with one or more of the following fields: financial economics, economic history, and monetary economics.

Successful candidates will teach upper division course in areas of expertise with quantitative/statistical applications. Candidates are also expected to teach principles courses. Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, creative activity and scholarship, student advisement, and university and community service.

The student-centered economics program at Eastern integrates a rigorous curriculum with experiential learning opportunities so that students: a) develop high level critical thinking, writing, and quantitative skills, b) acquire knowledge of the latest economic theories and practices and explore the new frontiers of behavioral economics and global interdependence, and c) are instilled with a sense of a social responsibility to provide innovative solutions to society’s pressing issues related to the environment, sustainability, health and economic security. Candidates committed to supporting this vision are strongly preferred. 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.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but preference will be given to complete applications received by December 1, 2018. A complete application can be submitted at http://34.selectsurvey.net/easternct/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=16LIll35 and must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact  information for three references.  Contact person: Dr. Maryanne Clifford, Chair of Search Committee at   Ecosearch@easternct.edu.

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Department: Education

Position: Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education, Associate or Full Professor rank

Position Description: The Education department and the Center for Early Childhood Education at Eastern Connecticut State University seek a dynamic early childhood researcher and teacher educator to serve as the next Phyllis Waite Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education.  Qualified applicants must hold a doctoral degree related to Early Childhood Education, have an established research agenda with strong scholarship and a demonstrated passion for teaching early childhood education. The position involves teaching early childhood education courses, conducting active research at the Center for Early Childhood Education (CECE), collaborating with CECE staff and administrators, and mentoring undergraduate student researchers.  Successful applicants will also provide professional development for the Child and Family Development Resource Center, a lab school on campus serving children from 18 months to 5 years from ethnically and socio-economically diverse backgrounds.

The position includes access to state-of-the art video recording equipment that can be used for research purposes; an annual budget for travel, research supplies, and undergraduate student research assistants; involvement in a prestigious center whose educational videos are being used for teacher education and professional development all over the world (see www.easternct.edu/cece); and the collaboration and support of the CECE director and staff on grant proposals, budget development and management, research assistant oversight, and research coordination.

Qualifications: The successful applicant must have an earned doctoral degree in Early Childhood Education or related fields. Applicants with expertise in social-emotional development, play, and/or diverse families and communities preferred.  Experience teaching in early childhood classrooms and higher education is required. Successful applicants must have an established research agenda and demonstrate successful engagement in scholarship and creative activities. Applicants must also have a successful record of pursuing external grants and funding sources. Successful applicant will serve as a faculty member in the Education department and participate in their committees and accreditation efforts. Successful candidates must also demonstrate commitment to post-secondary teaching, mentoring student research, advising students, and departmental and institutional service. Tenure and rank is negotiable at time of hire.

To apply, please complete the electronic application, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references.

Online application form: http://34.selectsurvey.net/easternct/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=l4LIl8m6

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Department: Education

Position: Assistant Professor in Science Education, Tenure Track

Position Description: The Education department at Eastern Connecticut State University seeks qualified applicants for a tenure track assistant professor line in Science Education. The position involves teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in science education for elementary and secondary certification students, as well as advanced graduate courses in science education. It involves engaging in scholarship and creative activities and maintaining an active research agenda. Successful candidate will also supervise elementary and secondary candidates in the field.

Qualifications: The successful applicant must have an earned doctoral degree in Science Education, Curriculum and Instruction with a science concentration or related fields.  Candidates who are ABD near completion will be considered. Experience teaching in elementary and/or secondary classrooms is required. Successful applicant must have an established research agenda and demonstrate successful engagement in scholarship and creative activities. Applicants must demonstrate knowledge and experience in educational technology for content learning and teaching. Experience in supervising teacher candidates in the field is preferred. Successful candidate must also demonstrate commitment to post-secondary teaching, mentoring student research, advising students, and departmental and institutional service.  

To apply, please complete the electronic application, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references.

Online application:  http://34.selectsurvey.net/easternct/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=8lLI9l83

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Department: Education

Position: Assistant Professor in Special Education,  Tenure Track

Position Description: The Education department at Eastern Connecticut State University seeks qualified applicants for a tenure track assistant professor line in early childhood and elementary special education. The position involves teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in special education for early childhood and elementary certification students, as well as advanced graduate courses in special education. It involves engaging in scholarship and creative activities and maintaining an active research agenda. Successful candidate will also supervise early childhood and elementary candidates in the field.

Qualifications: The successful applicant must have an earned doctoral degree in Special Education, concentrating on the early childhood and elementary years. Candidates who are ABD near completion will be considered. Experience teaching in early childhood or primary classrooms is required. Successful applicant must have an established research agenda and demonstrate successful engagement in scholarship and creative activities. Applicants must demonstrate knowledge and experience in educational technology for content learning and teaching. Experience in supervising teacher candidates in the field is preferred. Successful candidate must also demonstrate commitment to post-secondary teaching, mentoring student research, advising students, and departmental and institutional service.  

To apply, please complete the electronic application, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references.         

Online application: http://34.selectsurvey.net/easternct/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=8lLI9983

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Department: Education

Position: Assistant Professor in Social Studies Education, Tenure Track

Position Description: The Education department at Eastern Connecticut State University seeks qualified applicants for a tenure track assistant professor line in Social Studies Education. The position involves teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in social studies education for elementary and secondary certification students, as well as advanced graduate courses in relevant social studies education topics. It involves engaging in scholarship and creative activities and maintaining an active research agenda. Successful candidate will also supervise elementary and secondary candidates in the field.

Qualifications: The successful applicant must have an earned doctoral degree in Social Studies Education, Curriculum and Instruction with a social studies concentration or related fields. Candidates who are ABD near completion will be considered. Experience teaching social studies at the elementary and/or secondary classrooms is required. Successful applicant must have an established research agenda and demonstrate successful engagement in scholarship and creative activities. Applicants must demonstrate knowledge and experience in educational technology for content learning and teaching. Experience in supervising teacher candidates in the field is preferred. Successful candidate must also demonstrate commitment to post-secondary teaching, mentoring student research, advising students, and departmental and institutional service.  

To apply, please complete the electronic application, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references.         

Online application: http://34.selectsurvey.net/easternct/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=8lLI9883

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Head Women’s and Men’s Swimming Coach/Aquatics Director

Eastern Connecticut State University is accepting applications for the position of Head Women’s and Men’s Swimming Coach/Aquatics Director. This is a full-time, 10-month position.

Eastern Connecticut State University is establishing men’s swimming as our 18th varsity sport in 2019-20. Upon hire, the head coach will be responsible for recruiting male and female swimmers for the upcoming season and establishing a schedule for the new men’s team. Candidates should have a proven ability to recruit at the collegiate level, with a strong commitment to the student-athlete experience.

Specific duties will include, but are not limited to:  recruiting and retention of student-athletes, practice and meet preparation and coaching, supervision of part-time assistant coaches, developing alumni relations, and fundraising to provide for team opportunities. In addition, the Head Coach is responsible for administrative tasks such as scheduling games, budget management, and filing necessary reports. As Aquatics Director, the head coach will oversee and supervise pool facility and lifeguards. The Head Coach must demonstrate a commitment to maintaining compliance with NCAA, Eastern Connecticut State University, and Little East Conference rules and regulations.

Our preferred candidate will have the proven leadership skills to create a championship culture. The successful candidate will show the strong communication skills and cross-cultural abilities necessary to develop and maintain positive relationships with diverse groups of student-athletes, colleagues, alumni, and the greater campus community. 

Minimum Qualifications
*Bachelor’s degree required
*3-5 years successful coaching experience
*Proven ability to recruit student-athletes
*Lifeguard, First-Aid, CPR certifications

Preferred Qualifications
*Experience as a collegiate head coach
*Master’s degree
*Knowledge and support of DIII rules, regulations, and philosophy

Eastern Connecticut State University provides an excellent salary and benefits package, and has been recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For” eight times.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at:  swimsearch@easternct.edu. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. The search will remain open until the position is filled, however, preference will be given to applications received by November 8, 2018. Preferred start date will be December 2018.

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Department: Education

Position: Assistant Professor in Bilingual Education/World Languages, One Year Position

Position Description: Eastern Connecticut State University seeks qualified applicants to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in bilingual education, dual language learners, world languages methods courses and to supervise teacher candidates in their clinical and student teaching experiences.

Qualifications: The successful applicant must have a doctoral degree in Bilingual Education with experience in World Languages, or a related field, as well as 2 years teaching experience at the elementary and/or secondary levels. Expertise in dual language immersion programs is preferred. Experience teaching in higher education and supervising teacher candidates in the field is preferred.  Candidates who are ABD or hold an advanced Masters degree in relevant fields will be considered. Successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in bilingual education, dual language learners and pedagogy for world languages.  Candidates will be expected to advise students, participate in department committees and engage in scholarly and creative exercises. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, submit letter of interest and vitae, to Ms. Jill Karrenberg by following this survey link. http://34.selectsurvey.net/easternct/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=76LJ9l50

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Eastern Connecticut State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Stacey Close, Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, 860-465-5791, closes@easternct.edu.