Faculty Positions

Job Opportunities: Faculty

School of Arts and Sciences

Assistant Professor of Chemistry/Biochemistry (One Year Position)

School of Education and Professional Studies

Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education (Full Professor)

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.

Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education (Full Professor)

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.  The Center for Early Childhood Education (CECE) was established in 2006 as a “Connecticut higher education center of excellence” and serves as an interdisciplinary institute of research and professional development (see www.easternct.edu/cece).  With a record of external grants totaling nearly $7 million, CECE faculty, staff, and students conduct multiple studies every year.  Many of these studies are conducted in the adjoining lab school, which serves children from 18 months to 5 years from ethnically and socio-economically diverse backgrounds (over 50% of the families served have significant financial need).  CECE researchers use remote video technology to record children’s play and teacher-child interactions for a variety of studies.

The Phyllis Waite Endowed Chair will conduct active research focused on early childhood teaching strategies and/or children’s development, and will disseminate research findings through publications, conference presentations, and professional development videos (produced by CECE staff).  Resources available to support this work include a dedicated annual budget for research supplies, travel, and stipends for research assistants, as well as possibilities for supplemental funding during summer and winter breaks.  In addition, the Endowed Chair will receive support from the CECE director and staff on grant proposals, budget development and management, and oversight of research assistants.

The Endowed Chair will also have the opportunity to collaborate with CECE staff in producing educational videos for practicing teachers (videos developed to date have been viewed over 1.5 million times by teachers all over the world), and in providing professional development for teachers in Eastern’s lab school.

The Endowed Chair will be a member of the Education Department, responsible for teaching early childhood education course(s) each semester and assisting with accreditation efforts.


  • Doctoral degree in Early Childhood Education or related fields is required.
  • Experience teaching in early childhood classrooms and higher education is required.
  • A demonstrated, established research agenda on topics related to child development or early childhood teaching strategies is required. Previous research experience in social-emotional development, play, or diverse families and communities is preferred. 
  • A successful record of scholarly publications and research presentations is required.
  • A successful record of pursuing external grants and funding sources is strongly preferred.
  • Experience mentoring and supervising undergraduate and graduate student researchers is required.
  • A demonstrated commitment to post-secondary teaching, advising students, and departmental and institutional service is required.

To apply, please complete the online application, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. For additional information about this position, please contact the search co-chairs, Ms. Julia Delapp, delappj@easternct.edu or Dr. Sudha Swaminathan, swaminathans@easternct.edu.

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

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Department: Physical Sciences

Position: Temporary One-Year Full-time Assistant Professor – Chemistry/Biochemistry, starting Fall 2019

Position Description: Teaching responsibilities will include 12 load credits per semester teaching lecture/lab courses in biochemistry, general chemistry, and advanced chemistry courses including chemical instrumentation. Additional expectations include academic advisement, service to the university, and continued professional development.

Qualifications: PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Bioanalytical Chemistry is required. The ideal candidate should have a strong and demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and qualifications to support and instruct multiple courses related to biochemistry.

Respond to: Please send CV, copies of all graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and documentation of teaching experience as a single PDF file and arrange for three current signed letters of recommendation to be sent via email to CarlquistZ@easternct.edu. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt until position is filled.

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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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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.