Faculty Positions

Job Opportunities: Faculty

School of Arts and Sciences

Assistant Professor of Art History (Prehistory – Medieval)
Assistant Professor of Printmaking
Assistant Professor of Organismal Biology
Assistant Professor of English – Rhetoric and Composition
Assistant Professor of Statistics/Data Science
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Assistant Professor of Physics
Assistant Professor of Comparative Philosophy
Assistant Professor of Geography
Assistant Professor of Clinical/Counseling Psychology
Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work (2 positions)
Assistant Professor of Sociology

School of Education and Professional Studies

Assistant Professor of Accounting (2 positions)
Assistant Professor of Management
Assistant Professor of Marketing
Assistant Professor of Economics
Assistant Professor of Special Education
Assistant Professor of Education – Social Studies


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. 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.


Department: Art and Art History
Position: Assistant Professor-Art History (Prehistory-Medieval), Tenure Track

Position Description: The candidate will have expertise and the ability to teach courses in a specific area of early cultures – from Prehistory to Medieval. Ability to teach non-European, such as Islamic or Mesoamerica, is desirable. The faculty member will be expected to teach Introductory and/or Survey courses, as well as courses in their area of expertise. Applicants should also be able to teach one of the upper level courses already in the department program. The faculty member will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to our Liberal Arts community and mission of teaching, student advisement and mentoring, scholarly activity, service to the department and University, and professional development.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates will have a PhD and record of publications, lectures, or curatorial projects. ABD will be considered if the degree will be completed by the start of the academic year.

To Apply: All materials must be submitted electronically.
E-mail materials rukstelan@easternct.edu
Addressed to: Dr. Anne Dawson, Chair, Art History Search Committee

Please submit the following materials electronically as one multipage PDF file.

  • Cover letter stating your interests and qualifications
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references –letters of recommendation expected for finalists
  • Sample syllabi
  • Publication sample

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Department: Art and Art History
Position: Assistant Professor – Printmaking, Tenure Track

Position Description: The successful candidate will teach Printmaking courses at all levels as well as related media such as papermaking and bookmaking and courses in the liberal arts core, and will demonstrate a commitment to participation in curricular initiatives, strategic planning, departmental service and development, student advisement, and faculty governance of the University. 

Qualifications:  Qualified candidates should have a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Printmaking with an emphasis on relief, silkscreen, lithography and etching with some knowledge of bookmaking, papermaking and encaustics, and current or recent college-level teaching experience. Applicants should demonstrate an active exhibition record and accomplishments as a professional printmaker. 

To Apply: All materials must be submitted electronically.
Email materials to: rukstelan@easternct.edu 
Addressed to: Andy Jones, Chair, Printmaking Search Committee

Please submit the following materials electronically as one multipage PDF file.

  • Cover letter stating your interests and qualifications
  • Artist Statement
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references – letters of recommendation expected for finalists
  • Web link to:
    1. A Digital portfolio with clear descriptions- a maximum of 20 images of your work and 10 images of student work
    2. Sample syllabi for undergraduate courses

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Department: Biology
Position: Assistant Professor, Organismal Biology, Tenure Track

Position Description: Primary responsibilities to teach an introductory and an upper-level course for biology majors; teach a course in the University’s liberal arts core curriculum and/or first-year program; and develop a research program involving undergraduates. Additional expectations include academic advisement, service to the university, and continued professional development.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in any of the Biological Sciences, with a broad background in organismal biology and microbiology required. Expertise in mycology and post-doctoral experience are preferred. The successful candidate must have demonstrated an interest in and an aptitude for teaching undergraduates.

To Apply: Please send in one pdf file, 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 Dr. Patricia Szczys, Search Chair, biologysearch1@easternct.edu – Search will continue until the position is filled.

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Department: English
Position: Assistant Professor-Rhetoric and Composition, Tenure Track 

Position Description: We seek a specialist in one or more of the following: cultural studies, literacy studies, critical race theory and methodology, or rhetorics of historically underrepresented groups (e.g., African-American, Asian-American, Latino/a/x, diasporic, indigenous). Responsibilities will include teaching first-year and developmental writing, as well as beginning and advanced courses in the rhetoric/composition and cultural studies concentrations of the major. The successful candidate will also ·be prepared to develop new courses in line with their teaching and research interests. Additional expectations include academic advising, service to the department and university, and an active research agenda. Teaching load is 12 credits (typically four courses) per semester. 

Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD in Rhetoric and Composition, English, Writing Studies, or related field. The successful candidate will be sensitive to the educational goals and needs of a multicultural/first generation student population and committed to curricular and programmatic initiatives that engage and support those students.

To Apply: Please send letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation as email attachments (PDF or Word) to Dr. Rita Malenczyk, Search Chair, at englishsearch@easternct.edu. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016.

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Department: Mathematical Sciences
Position: Assistant Professor – Statistics/Data Science, Tenure Track 

Position Description: The successful candidate will be a statistician with expertise in data science willing to work on collaborative data-driven, computational science initiatives. He/she will be expected to teach required statistics courses and develop advanced courses in area of expertise to fit the mathematics major concentrations. He/she will be expected to mentor and advise students, engage them in undergraduate research, and provide service to the department and university. 

Qualifications: PhD in Statistics, Data Science or related mathematics degree is required, along with a strong commitment to quality undergraduate teaching, research, and ability to develop courses related to his/her field. 

To Apply: Please send CV, copies of all graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, documentation of teaching ability and student mentoring as a single PDF file. In addition, please arrange for three current recommendations, at least one of which must address classroom teaching effectiveness, to be sent via email to mathsearch@easternct.edu, with subject line: Statistics/Data Science Position. Review of applications will begin immediately until position is filled.

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Department: Physical Sciences
Position: Assistant Professor – Chemistry – Tenure Track

Position Description: This position involves instruction in courses required for students majoring in Biochemistry, Biology, Environmental Earth Science and Health Sciences. Teaching responsibilities will include 12 load credits per semester teaching lecture and lab courses in general chemistry or other courses in the department. In addition the successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach courses related to his/her research expertise. He/she will also be expected to mentor, advise Health Sciences students, engage students in undergraduate research projects, and provide service to the department and university. Expertise in one or more of the following areas a plus: air pollution/quality; water and wastewater; solid and hazardous material and waste; environmental toxicology; organic chemistry.

Qualifications: PhD in Chemistry is required, along with a strong commitment to and evidence of quality undergraduate teaching, research, and ability to develop courses related to his/her field. Post-Doctoral experience is preferred.

To Apply: Please send CV, copies of all graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, documentation of teaching ability and student mentoring as a single PDF file. In addition, please arrange for three current recommendations, at least one of which must address classroom teaching effectiveness, to be sent via email to chemsearch@easternct.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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Department: Physical Sciences
Position: Assistant Professor – Physics, Tenure Track 

Position Description: The successful candidate will organize and instruct the one-year core Physics courses (General Physics I and II with labs) required for students majoring in Biochemistry, Biology, Environmental Earth Science and Health Sciences. Teaching responsibilities will include 12 load credits per semester teaching lecture and lab (3/ 4 credit) courses. Additional expectations include a demonstrated ability to perform independent research involving students, academic advisement, service to the university, and continued professional development. Applicants must submit evidence of quality undergraduate teaching and student mentoring. . 

Qualifications: PhD in Physics or Physical Chemistry is required. The ideal candidate should have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and qualifications to support and develop courses related to his/her field.

To Apply: Please send CV, copies of all graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, documentation of teaching ability as a single PDF file. In addition, please arrange for three current recommendations, at least one of which must address classroom teaching effectiveness, to be sent via email to physicsearch@easternct.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately

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Department: Political Science, Philosophy and Geography
Position: Assistant Professor- Comparative Philosophy- Tenure Track

Position Description: We are seeking a candidate who is experienced in and dedicated to teaching the philosophies of the world and comparing the world views, epistemology and ethics of the different philosophical traditions. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development and teaching of philosophy courses from a western/non-western comparative perspective and be versed in one of the AOS areas listed. In addition to teaching and scholarship, we expect service to the department and the university.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Philosophy or Comparative Philosophy by Fall2017.

Areas of specialty (AOS): Comparative, i.e. western/non-western. A successful candidate must be versed in one of the following areas of philosophy: Ancient Greece, Ancient India or Ancient China – proficiency in the language of that philosophy, as well as expertise in a comparative (western/non-western) area of study. Experts in Ancient China or Ancient India need to be versed in some western philosophical tradition, e.g. continental or post-modem. Experts in Greek philosophy need to be versed in some non-western area of study.

Areas of Competency (AOC): Ability and strong commitment to teaching comparative philosophy at the undergraduate level in a liberal arts educational environment (emphasis on Critical thinking and Ethics) and a promising scholarly agenda.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send electronically: a letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference to Dr. Hope Fitz, Search Committee Chair at phisearch@easternct.edu. Review of the applications will begin immediately.

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Department: Political Science, Philosophy and Geography
Position: Assistant Professor – Geography, Tenure Track

Position Description: The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate courses ranging from the introductory to specialized courses such as food, U.S. history, tourism and/or geopolitics, with a four course load per semester. This position requires commitment to Eastern’s liberal arts education mission, student advising and service to the department and university. It is expected that the successful candidate will engage undergraduates in research. Ability to make linkages to other programs including Womens’ Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies or the public health/health sciences program is a plus. 

Qualifications:    Ph.D. in Geography strongly preferred – ABD considered if completed by beginning of the Fall 2017 semester. Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduates, engage them in research and make interdisciplinary program linkages. 

To Apply: Submit electronically a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts, three letters of reference and statement of teaching philosophy to Dr. Mary Curran, Search Chair/ Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Geography, Eastern Connecticut State University to ppgsearch@easternct.edu. If available please submit teaching evaluations. The committee will begin reviewing applications by November 11, 2016 so that the process can be completed in the spring 2017 semester.

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Department: Psychology
Position:   Assistant Professor- Clinical or Counseling Psychology, Tenure Track

Position Description: This position requires teaching a variety of courses covering counseling and clinical psychology including abnormal psychology, introduction to clinical and counseling psychology, tests and measurements, personality theories, and courses in your area of specialization. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach research methods, statistics, and psychopathology of childhood. Candidates should demonstrate potential for teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, a commitment to research and will be expected to contribute to the service needs of the department and university. Opportunities for supervision of hours toward licensure are also available.

Qualifications:   Ph.D. in Psychology required, ABD considered.

To Apply: Please send electronically a letter of application with curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy,  statement of research  philosophy,  evidence of teaching ability, and three letters of recommendation to  Melanie E. Keyes, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Eastern Connecticut State University, psychsearch@easternct.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Department: Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology and Social Work
Position: Assistant/Associate Professor of Social Work, Tenure Track, two positions

Position Description: Two full-time positions in a CSWE accredited undergraduate social work program with 90 junior/senior students. The program is seeking candidates with the ability to teach across the generalist social work curriculum. Faculty is 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 (12FLC’s) per semester. Additional expectations include academic advisement, academic programing, service to the University, and continued professional development.

Qualifications:  MSW and five years post MSW practice experience and a Ph.D. in Social Work or related discipline, or DSW. ABD’s near completion will be considered.

To Apply: send cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, teaching evaluation or evidence of teaching quality, and writing sample electronically to socsearch@easternct.edu.

Department Contact: Maureen Lucas, Department Secretary
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Eastern Connecticut State University
83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226

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

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

Position Description: The successful candidate must be prepared to teach courses in sociology. Preference will be given to candidates with an expertise in intersectionality, sociology of education, and social inequalities. Candidates are also expected to contribute to the criminology major. 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.

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

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. Kimberly Dugan, Search Chair, socsearch2@easternct.edu.

Review of candidate materials will begin October 26, 2016.

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DepartmentBusiness Administration
Position:  Assistant Professor of Accounting, Tenure-Track, two 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/Master’s 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- Management, Tenure-Track

Position Description:  Candidates will be expected to develop and teach courses to their disciplinary area (i.e., entrepreneurship). Candidate will also be expected to teach existing courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Department of Business Administration.

Qualifications: A terminal degree (Ph.D., DBA) in field of management or related discipline from an accredited institution is required. ABD candidates close to completion will also be considered. A successful candidate will possess experience or expertise (teaching, research, or practice) in the area of entrepreneurship. 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:  Please submit a statement of interest, current vita, and three letters of reference to Dr. Niti Pandey, Search Chair at badmsearch1@easternct.edu

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Department: Business Administration
Position: Assistant Professor – Marketing, Tenure-Track

Position Description: Candidates should be able to teach in several areas of the undergraduate marketing program with primary focus on principles of marketing, advertising, consumer behavior, b2b marketing (industrial marketing), and strategic marketing. Candidates are expected to advise students and support undergraduate research.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in business administration/marketing or closely related field. ABD candidates are welcomed to apply. Significant marketing/business experience is desirable. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching, scholarly and professional activities, and a willingness to be active in service to the department, university and community.

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

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Department: Economics
Position: Assistant Professor- Economics, Tenure Track

Position Description: Successful candidates will teach upper division course in areas of expertise with quantitative/ statistical applications.

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 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.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will hold a terminal degree in Economics. ABD candidates will be considered. Preference will be given to Economists specializing in one or more of the following fields: labor economics, health economics, behavioral economics, economics of education, applied macroeconomics, macroeconomics, money and banking, financial economics and/or sports economics.

To Apply: Applications should be emailed to Dr. Maryanne Clifford, Chair of Search Committee at Ecosearch@easternct.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but preference will be given to complete applications received by December 1, 2016.  A complete application must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references.

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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.

To Apply: To apply, please submit electronically a letter of interest, vitae, and contact information (names, phone numbers and email addresses) for three references to Dr. Theresa Bouley, Search Chair at bouleyt@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 student teachers at the elementary and/or secondary level (the latter only in social studies).  Other responsibilities may include supervising candidates during their practicum/field experiences. 

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 intuitional 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.

To Apply: 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 Education Department secretary Eric Smith (smitheric2@easternct.edu).

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