Part Time Faculty and University Assistant

Job Opportunities: Part Time Faculty and University Assistant

 

  • University Assistant/Academic Advisor – Continuing Studies and Enhanced Learning
  • University Assistant – Intercultural Center
  • University Assistant – Pride Center
  • University Assistant – Women’s Center
  • Library Lecturer – Reference and Access Services
  • University Assistant – Web Designer

University Assistant/Academic Advisor
Office of Continuing Studies & Enhanced Learning

Under the supervision of the Assistant Dean of the Office of Continuing Studies & Enhanced Learning, the Academic Advisor is responsible for the following:

  • Providing individual academic advisement about Eastern programs, maintaining student records, providing follow-up correspondence, and related student services.
  • Providing specific information about Eastern’s programs, requirements, and courses via in-person appointments, telephone calls, written and electronic correspondence including preliminary transfer credit evaluations and degree plans.
  • Assisting students in completing Eastern’s admission application.
  • Providing basic financial aid information.
  • Providing initial screening of students for the Credit for Lifelong Learning and information/direction regarding other non-traditional options such as CLEP/DANTES.
  • Preparing formal degree plans for matriculated students and providing ongoing guidance in the selection of appropriate major/concentrations and specific courses to meet students’ current and future needs.
  • Advocating on student’s behalf to resolve problems/questions with Eastern’s academic departments and the Admissions, Registrar’s, and Financial Aid and Veterans’ offices.
  • Participation in Open Registrations/Information Sessions for new Part-time and Full-time students and at education/transfer fairs at community colleges and public and private companies.
  • Providing occasional off-campus advisement in Eastern Connecticut.
  • Presenting occasional informational workshops.
  • Provision of other duties as appropriate.

Qualifications: A Master’s Degree preferred or Bachelor’s Degree, and experience with academic advisement, particularly in advising non-traditional college-aged students.

Hours: Candidate must be available for 19 hours per week with regularly scheduled evening hours one night a week.

Salary: $19.00 per hour for approximately 931 hours annually.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references to:
Sandra Rodriguez at rodriguezsan@easternct.edu.


University Assistant – Intercultural Center
(19 hours per week, No benefits)

Position Summary
The University Assistant of the Intercultural Center (IC) will develop and implement quality programs on issues related to race and ethnicity as it relates to intersecting identities (i.e., gender, class, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship/nationality). In alignment with the needs of the campus community and the IC mission, all efforts will work with a commitment to promote academic and personal growth of marginalized and underserved students. The University Assistant will create and enhance an institutional climate of justice, promote access and equity in higher education. The University Assistant will develop and provide trainings and programs that address issues of power, privilege and oppression as well as activities that celebrate a myriad of cultures and identities. In addition, the University Assistant will supervise staff, students and interns while providing information, resources and referrals to students and will empower students via leadership development, training, education, program-planning and activism.

Some of the responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Provide leadership and develop programs that promote scholarship, leadership within an affirming campus climate for marginalized and underrepresented populations
  • Facilitate conversations and peer to peer education through the training and development of interns and student workers
  • Develop educational programs and outreach activities pertaining to marginalized and underrepresented populations as well as the intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, nationality, class, disability, sexual orientation, and religion
  • Build relationships with, advocate for, and support students of marginalized identities
  • Collaborate and participate in divisional and university activities and engage with university through campus- wide committees
  • Train and supervise staff, student staff, and interns to develop successful and thought provoking educational programs
  • Assist with advising multicultural and affinity based student club/organizations (i.e. African Student Association, Organization of Latin American Students) and secure an effective relationship between club/organization members and the IC
  • Facilitate conversations and provide support, resources and referrals for students coping with campus climate issues, academic demands,
  • Support faculty and staff in providing resources
  • Assist with the development and implementation of a curricula for cultural competency efforts for the university
  • Manage the development of print and electronic resources and update Intercultural Center website
  • Prepare written materials and reports including departmental assessments and data gathering to monitor the effectiveness of services and programs; implements improvements in services based on data
  • Manage budgets and assist in setting fiscal priorities

Requirements
Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree, preference Master’s Degree in Student Personnel, Higher Education, or relevant field; and at least two year of professional experience in a college/university setting; at least one-year experience in multicultural affairs, community engagement, program and leadership development. Candidates must also possess knowledge of issues related to experience in supporting and ease in building relationships with students/non-students from marginalized populations, including historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups; and a basic understanding of website and social media development.

Application Instructions
Qualified applicants should send a letter of application, resume, and a list of three references to the attention of Starsheemar Byrum, Director, Women’s Center, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Electronic submissions are accepted and encouraged (byrums@easternct.edu)

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


University Assistant – Pride Center
(19 hours per week, No benefits)

General Summary
The University Assistant for the Pride Center works with the LGBTQIAA students on campus as well as to raise awareness on issues that are facing the community. This University Assistant will work 19 hours a week to ensure that the campus climate is inclusive to our LGBTQIAA students.

Job Functions:

  • Develop and execute an operating plan that includes program goals, objectives, and assessment.
  • Manage the operations and programming of the Pride Room and acts as a liaison to other campus offices.
  • Provide services, resources, and initiatives that assist the LGBTQIAA students, and with a successful transition to, matriculation at, and graduation from the college.
  • Supervise an undergraduate intern.
  • Co-facilitate bi-weekly caucuses for students to come together and discuss any issues they may be facing on campus in order to create a support network.
  • Facilitate safe zone trainings for faculty and staff.
  • Serve as a resource for the campus administration, administrative/academic head, and student organizations on issues of inclusion and campus climate for LGBTQIAA students.
  • Provide individual assistance to LGBTQIAA students to support their personal and academic success.
  • Manage a budget and oversee expenditures
  • Design and implement support programs dedicated to promoting LGBTQIAA student’s personal and academic success.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred; will strongly consider a candidate who is currently enrolled in a Master program in Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education, or related field
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues related to the LGBTQIAA population and specifically college students is
  • Understanding of social identity development and the impact on multiple identities
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends when needed

Application Instructions
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 references to Starsheemar Byrum, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226; byrums@easternct.edu

Questions:
Any inquiries about the position can be directed to Starsheemar Byrum, Director of the Unity Wing, 860-465-4314


University Assistant – Women’s Center
(19 hours per week, No benefits)

Position Summary
The University Assistant of the Women’s Center (WC) will develop and implement quality programs on issues related to women and gender as it relates to intersecting (i.e. race, ethnicity, nationality, class, disability, sexual orientation). In alignment with the needs of the campus community and the WC mission, all efforts will work with aim to affirm the dignity of all women through an intersectional approach to educating and empowering students achieve individual and social change. The University Assistant will create and enhance an institutional climate that is supportive, equitable and safe for women. In addition, the University Assistant will develop and provide training workshops on the subjects of interpersonal violence as well as the prevention of these crimes via bystander intervention. In addition, the University Assistant will supervise staff, students and interns while providing information, resources, and referrals to students and will empower students via leadership development, training, education, program-planning and activism.

Some of the responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Provide leadership and develop programs that promote scholarship, leadership, sisterhood and career-readiness within an affirming campus climate for women
  • Develop educational programs and outreach activities pertaining to women as well as the intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, nationality, class, disability, sexual orientation, and religion
  • Develop opportunities and collaborate with university departments, and divisional and institutional initiatives that empower students via leadership development, training, education, program-planning and activism
  • Facilitate conversations and peer to peer education through the training and development of interns and student workers
  • Provide training workshops to students on issues related to sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, other forms of gender based violence and behavior intervention
  • Ability to recognize and protect confidential information and exercise judgment in handling sensitive information and situations
  • Train and supervise staff, student staff and interns to develop and maintain effective relationships with student club/organizations and professional associations and to think critically regarding strategies to develop successful and thought provoking educational programs
  • Assist with addressing gender issues on campus and network with student club/organizations with similar goals (i.e. NOW, FEMALES) to build leadership capacity of campus community members to eradicate sexism and gender-based violence
  • Provide advocacy, support, resources and referrals for students coping with victimization, campus climate issues, academic demands, etc.
  • Support faculty and staff in providing resources
  • Manage the development of print and electronic resources, website and social media
  • Prepare written materials and reports including departmental assessments and data gathering to monitor the effectiveness of services and programs; implements improvements in services based on data
  • Manage budgets and assist in setting fiscal priorities

Requirements
Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in education, gender and sexuality, psychology, sociology, or a related field; State certification: Counselor Advocacy Training; or, willingness to be trained; experience in creating, organizing and delivering programs on college campus, and at least two-year of professional experience in a college/university setting. Candidates must also possess knowledge of issues related to gender- based violence and cultural awareness and ease in building relationships with students of all backgrounds; and a basic understanding of website and social media development.

Application Instructions
Qualified applicants should send a letter of application, resume, and a list of three references to the attention of Starsheemar Byrum, Director, Women’s Center, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Electronic submissions are accepted and encouraged (byrums@easternct.edu).

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Eastern Connecticut State University: J. Eugene Smith Library

Public Services Librarian—Reference and Access Services. Library Lecturer, Part-time. Up to 19 hours per week, depending on library needs and budget allocation. Evening and/or weekend work will be required. Punctuality is expected. Temporary; renewed semester by semester at the University’s discretion.

Responsibilities: Provide reference assistance to patrons, including demonstrating the use of library tools and equipment, answering the reference phone, email, chat, keeping statistics on reference queries, etc.  Assist in staffing the Circulation Desk and supervising staff and students as needed. Other duties as library needs dictate, including instruction and collection development, and marketing of library events.

Qualifications: Required: An ALA accredited Master’s degree or its international equivalent.   Knowledge of and experience with online library databases and printed library resources.  Excellent communication and human relations skills; flexibility in dealing with a busy and rapidly changing environment.  Comfortable and competent in an online environment.  Good technology skills including Microsoft Office suite. Friendly, welcoming demeanor and ability to work well with students, faculty, staff and local community patrons. Grace under pressure required. Desired: Academic Library experience; experience with ExLibris Alma/Primo; familiarity with business reference sources, supervisory experience; experience in one or more Access services areas (circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan).

Qualified applicants should send a letter of application, resume, and three letters of recommendation to the attention of Janice Wilson, Interim Director of Library Services, J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT  06226.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Electronic submissions are accepted and encouraged. (Wilsonj@easternct.edu).


PART-TIME WEB DESIGNER (19 HRS/WK)
UNIVERSITY ASSISTANT 

Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Director of University Relations, the Web Designer (University Assistant) designs and creates web pages, develops web applications as needed, tests them, and works with client departments and the Information Technology Services department to publish them to Eastern’s website.  Creates design templates as necessary for use by academic and administrative departments. Complies with national accessibility standards. Keeps up-to-date with web technology.  Provides technical assistance to departments.

Qualifications: Associate’s degree in web design and/or computer science required; bachelor’s degree in computer science, visual arts, or field(s) related to web technology preferred.  Demonstrated web development design experience required.  Familiarity with industry-standard web design software and coding languages (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript). Knowledge of RSS feeds and social media. Familiarity with databases and networking functions.  Ability to work in fast-paced academic environment and manage multiple priorities.  Ability to work independently.  Excellent organizational, visual, and interpersonal skills.

Term:  This position starts as soon as possible. Subject to budget availability and the needs of the University, it can be renewed each year.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume, up to three examples of websites you have worked on, and the names of three references to: Mr. Edward Osborn, Office of University Relations, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Part-Time Faculty in Biology – Genetics and Society

The Department of Biology seeks qualified individuals to teach part-time in its non-majors, undergraduate program.  We currently seek to hire engaging professors who can teach lecture and/or laboratory sections in BIO 304/314 Genetics and Society.

BIO 304 Lecture The course will cover the history of genetics, from Mendel to recombinant DNA, with emphasis on the practical applications, as they relate to human, medical, and agricultural uses. Topics will include an examination of the way in which traits are inherited, the inheritance of specific disorders, the structure and function of DNA, as well as the way in which genetics play a role in cancer, aging, behavior, and other important areas. Three hours lecture per week. 

BIO 314 Lab This is a laboratory course that will focus on historical and modern genetic technology relevant to all students. Topics include: the scientific method, methods of genetic analysis including PCR, RFLP, and electrophoresis, genetic pedigree analysis, genetics in the media, and the moral and ethical issues inherent to these modern technologies. Two hours laboratory per week.

A Master’s degree in a related field is required.  Applicants must demonstrate a record of successful university teaching.  Additional qualifications include professional development activities that maintain currency in the teaching field such as continuing education, workshops, consulting, and/or attendance at professional conferences.

To apply, please submit (via e-mail or mail) a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references to Dr. Elizabeth Cowles, Department of Biology, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226.  E-mail cowlese@easternct.edu.


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.