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Library

Public Services Librarian – Access Services

School of Arts and Sciences

Assistant Professor of Digital Art & Design
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Assistant Professor of Linguistics or English
Assistant Professor of Filmmaking
Assistant Professor of Music (Applied Brass)
Assistant Professor of Psychology – Behavior Analysis

School of Education and Professional Studies

Assistant Professor of Accounting
Assistant Professor of Finance
Assistant Professor of Management
Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Education
Assistant Professor of Science Education
Assistant Professor of Special Education
Assistant Professor in Social Studies Education


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: Performing Arts Department: Music

Position: Assistant Professor – Music (Applied Brass), Tenure Track

Position Description: The successful applicant will teach private lessons on their primary instrument (all brass instruments considered), develop and teach courses in orchestral and wind band literature, coach mixed chamber ensembles, serve the Liberal Arts Core curriculum, and support instrumental ensembles based on the candidate’s expertise.

Qualifications: D.M.A. or Ph.D. in Music. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring at a public liberal arts university is required. Higher education teaching experience is preferred.

To Apply: Please send CV, cover letter, copies of all graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, links to videos of three recent solo or chamber performances, and contact information for three references via email to Dr. Timothy Cochran, Search Chair, cochranti@easternct.edu. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until filled. Only completed applications will be considered.

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Department: Psychological Science

Position: Assistant Professor – Behavior Analysis, Tenure Track

Position Description: The Department of Psychological Science is pleased to announce a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Behavior Analysis beginning in August 2019. This position requires teaching courses in the department’s BCaBA Verified Course Sequence (e.g., Principles of Learning, Applied Behavior Analysis, Single-Subject Research Methods) as well as meeting other departmental needs (e.g., general psychology, childhood, research methods). 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. Space for research is limited to human subjects only.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Psychology or Behavior Analysis (ABD considered); BCBA credential or demonstrated eligibility to teach in Verified Course Sequence required 

To apply, send: letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, evidence of teaching ability, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. James Diller, BCBA-D, LBA, Professor & Assistant Chair, Department of Psychological Science, at: psychsearch@easternct.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

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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: 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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Public Services Librarian–Access Services

JOB DESCRIPTION:  Public Services Librarian–Access Services Librarian – Assistant Librarian rank; full-time; tenure track.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  As part of the library’s public services division reporting to the Head of Public Services, this position supports the primary service desk functions of the Access Services Dept. (Circulation, Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, Stacks Maintenance) ensuring that Access Services is appropriately staffed all the hours that the library is open, including evenings and weekends. This librarian will supervise student and support staff and will act as evening supervisor, as needed. He/she will participate in the development, promotion and delivery of resources, services and programs that enhance library support for the university’s instructional and research missions in conjunction with the library staff as a whole.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND ABILITIES: 

  1. Manage all Access Services functions including circulation, reserves and interlibrary loan, stacks maintenance, serving as back-up support for all functions as needed. Recommend policies, procedures, services and enhancements in Access Services and participate in the delivery of those services. Communicates and enforces library policies and procedures.
  2. Supervise, train, and evaluate regular staff assigned to Access Services.
  3. Coordinate hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of student assistants assigned to Access Services.
  4. Provide unscheduled support for Access Services as need dictates, including nights and weekends.
  5. Keep statistics describing the use of access services, and assist library administration in the preparation of various reports requiring those statistics.
  6. Provide reference desk and/or circulation desk service a minimum of 6-12 hours per week.
  7. Provide general user education/information literacy instruction and serve as a liaison to one or more academic department(s) for purposes of collection/resource development and specialized user education/information literacy instruction.
  8. Work collegially and effectively with the library’s professional and support staff as part of the library team.
  9. Keep abreast of current trends in policy, practices, and technologies as they pertain to public services, information literacy, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and professional librarianship in general.
  10. Participate in library and university activities as well as engage in scholarly and professional service activities for tenure and promotion.
  11. Work well with a culturally diverse client population.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned based on fluctuating library needs, including night/weekend work.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Required:  ALA accredited Master’s degree or its equivalent; experience with an integrated library system, preferably ExLibris Alma/Primo; knowledge of and experience with electronic information resources and current information technology; the ability to work with library staff, university faculty members, students and people from the local community cordially and effectively; excellent oral and written communication skills with a strong service orientation. Desired:  College/research library experience including professional experience; supervisory experience; experience providing reference/information services; training or experience in creating instructional materials and delivering information literacy instruction; training or experience in collection development; training or experience with web and mobile applications to support library outreach; experience in interlibrary loan specifically using OCLC interlibrary loan, and ILLiad; an additional advanced degree. 

TO APPLY: send letter of application, resume, and three recent signed letters of reference to:  Janice Wilson, Director of Library Services, J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT  06226.  Electronic applications are encouraged and can be email to wilsonj@easternct.edu.  Screening begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

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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.