Part Time Faculty and University Assistant

Job Opportunities: Part Time Faculty and University Assistant

  • Library Lecturer
  • University Assistant – Institutional Research
  • Preschool Teacher Assistant in Child and Family Development Resource Center
  • Part Time Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Part Time Faculty in Political Science
  • University Assistant – Women’s Center
  • University Assistant – Intercultural Center
  • University Assistant – Pride Center
  • University Assistant – IT Technical Support
  • Part Time Faculty in Theatre Technology
  • University Assistant – World Languages and Cultures Department
  • Part Time Faculty in Theatrical Lights and Rigging
  • Part Time Faculty in Biology

Library Lecturer

Public Services Librarian—Reference and Access Services. Library Lecturer. Part-time, no benefits.  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 a diverse patron group, including 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, 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).


University Assistant – Institutional Research
(19 hours/week, no benefits)

Eastern Connecticut State University is seeking qualified candidates to fill a part time University Assistant position in the Office of Planning and Institutional Research.

The UA is expected to perform data analysis to inform and facilitate institutional decision makers’ planning and program assessment processes. 

Duties:

  • Assist in the collection and reporting of institutional data from the student information system (Banner and Folderwave) and other sources to fulfil the requirements of federal agencies (i.e., IPEDS) and accrediting bodies (i.e. NEASC).
  • Assist in survey design and implementation (such as NSSE, Senior Exit Survey).
  • Provide ad hoc reports based on management needs and departmental requests.
  • Perform other assigned duties related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic responsibility of the position.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree related to Data Science required, Master’s degree preferred; one year experience in Institutional Research; knowledge of Banner as well as reporting tools such as Hyperion and Webfocus; proficiency with Excel and SPSS; excellent communication and presentation skills.     

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and contact information of three references to irsearch@easternct.edu.


Preschool Teacher Assistant

(Part Time:  19 hours a week)

The Child and Family Development Resource Center (CFDRC) at Eastern Connecticut State University is a state-of-the-art, community-based child learning center and research facility. The NAEYC-accredited CFDRC is seeking a highly talented and motivated University Assistant (UA) for part-time teacher assistant employment. University Assistants work 19 hours per week in collaboration with a classroom team to model high standards in teaching, planning, curriculum, and assessment. As part of the Center’s mission of continuing research in early childhood education, UAs participate in research projects under the guidance of Eastern faculty. The successful candidate will possess a minimum of a CDA credential, 12-15 academic credits in early childhood education, and one to two years successful experience working with young children. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Niloufar Rezai at rezain@easternct.edu.

Job Description:

Eastern Connecticut State University

Child and Family Development Resource Center

(Part-Time Professional University Assistant Position) 

TITLE: Early Childhood Intervention Specialist            

Summary of Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the CFDRC Director, the Early Childhood Intervention Specialist will provide case management services to children birth to age 6 who exhibit developmental/learning difference and require support with social-emotional regulation. The interventions for the children and families will be multi-faceted and require collaboration with the Director, teachers, staff, families, and community support agencies as needed.

Essential Functions:

The role of the Early Childhood Intervention Specialist will be to address classroom and individual child behaviors.  The ECIS will:

  • Demonstrate an ability to recognize typical and atypical functioning in this age group and to communicate concerns with sensitivity and skill.
  • Refer child and/or family to appropriate services such as counseling, substance abuse treatment, and tutoring
  • Conduct classroom observation and provide case studies as needed.
  • Develop necessary resources if not already available in the community
  • Meet with Center personnel regarding the development and implementation of individual education plans and behavioral plans as needed.
  • Monitor effectiveness of intervention(s)
  • Attend relevant training regarding families, early childhood development, and their specific needs.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential record of services provided.
  • Meet with Director weekly
  • Participate in team meetings
  • Assess the child and family’s current status and need for specific services to enhance child’s development/learning, family and community functioning

 Skills and Qualifications:

The Early Childhood Intervention Specialist will: 

  • Possess an ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Possess an ability to write concise reports
  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills to balance productivity needs and required paperwork
  • Be respectful of individual family cultures
  • Recognize the importance of and respect for confidentiality

Requirements:

The ECIS will possess, at minimum, a Master’s degree in Special Education, Social Work, or a related field with successful experience and knowledge of children under the age of six. Bilingual Spanish/English is preferred.  This is a part-time position.


Strength and Conditioning Coach

Eastern Connecticut State University is accepting applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning Coach. This is a University Assistant position for 19 hours per week, and is a 10-month position.

Responsibilities will include developing, implementing, and managing sport-specific strength and conditioning programs for varsity student-athletes. In addition, the position has responsibility for management of the Sports Center fitness area, including supervision of student-employees, purchase and maintenance of equipment, and budgetary input to the Director of Athletics.

Qualifications:  A Bachelor’s degree is required. Must have current national certification in strength and conditioning (CSCS, NSCA, CSCC) and current certification in First Aid/CPR. Evening and weekend work will be expected, as necessary to accommodate student-athletes’ schedules. Previous collegiate strength and conditioning coaching experience is preferred. The highly-qualified individual will be able to demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills working with a diverse group of individuals and have effective organizational skills.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at:  runksmeierl@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 August 15, 2018.


Part Time Faculty in Political Science

The political science program at ECSU needs an instructor for 2 sections of Introduction to U.S. Government and Politics for fall 2018.  Experience teaching political science courses preferred.  Only Master’s, ABD or PhD’s in political science will be considered for the position.  Qualified candidates should send a curriculum vita to Professor Nicole Krassas, Chair, Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Geography at krassasn@easternct.edu.


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 Kathy Parmalee, Student Activities, Student Center, Rm. 224, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted up until August 10, 2018. Electronic submissions are accepted and encouraged (parmaleek@easternct.edu).

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


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 Kathy Parmalee, Student Activities, Student Center, Rm. 224, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted up until August 10, 2018. Electronic submissions are accepted and encouraged (parmaleek@easternct.edu).

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


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 required.
  • Understanding of social identity development and the impact on multiple identities
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends when needed

Application Instructions
Qualified applicants should send a letter of application, resume, and a list of three references to the attention of Kathy Parmalee, Student Activities, Student Center, Rm. 224, Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted up until August 10, 2018. Electronic submissions are accepted and encouraged (parmaleek@easternct.edu).

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


Eastern Connecticut State University seeks qualified candidates to fill a part time University Assistant positions in Information Technology Services.

Title: IT Technical Support University Assistant

General Description: Working under the supervision of the Director of Information Technology & IT Planning, the University Assistant provides technical support for IT operations throughout the campus. This position provides general support for desktop computing, network printing, helpdesk functions, media services, and academic computing.

Additionally, the University Assistant may be required to assist in general office functions and customer service to the campus community.

General Requirements: Working knowledge of Microsoft products such as Office 365, Windows 10, System Center, hardware troubleshooting skills, and strong communication skills.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • General understanding of University computers and Helpdesk Customer Support functions.
  • Assist support staff in desktop troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of campus owned hardware.
  • Assist Media Services in supporting special event setup, and classroom technology.
  • Provide general support for campus wide printing services.
  • Provide assistance and customer service on administrative matters.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and contact information of three references to ITSsearch@easternct.edu


Part-Time Faculty in Theatre Technology

The Theatre Department is seeking qualified individual to teach Theatre Technology Classes in Set Construction and Technical Theatre. 

THE 275 Technical Theatre is a project based class with an emphasis on safe power tool operation and basic theatrical woodworking techniques and practices.  THE 225 Set Construction is a hands-on laboratory class involved in the construction of department theatre production scenery.  Candidate would work in our state of the art theatres and scene shop with students as well as other staff and faculty.  If desired, candidate could also work in a 19 hour a week University Assistant Position. 

A Master’s degree in a related field is required.  Candidates must be experienced in typical Stage Carpentry activity including wood and metal work and counterweight arbor rigging.

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 Chase Rozelle at rozellec@easternct.edu.


University Assistant for the World Languages and Culture Department

(19 hours/week, no benefits)

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Supervise and manage distribution of tasks to student workers and interns
  • Coordinate recruitment and retention efforts for Spanish majors and minors
  • Create reports to monitor student academic progress and course scheduling needs
  • Work as liaison between the WLC department and local organizations and businesses to establish links & internship opportunities
  • Meet with students with questions about WLC language major, minor and programs
  • Assist with report writing and curriculum development procedures

Criteria for selection will be having a Bachelor’s degree, along with experience in coordinating events and programs, writing reports and interacting well with various groups of people, with an understanding of careers in foreign languages.  This is a part-time position, 19 hours/week, no benefits, and runs from late August to late May, with a break, 12/22 – 1/14, for the winter.

Please send in cover letter summarizing your experience for this position, curriculum vitae, and 3 references (to be contacted for recommendation letters) to: Dr. Kin Chan, World Languages and Cultures department chair – chank@easternct.edu

Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. Position begins in late August 2018.


Part Time Faculty in Theatrical Lights and Rigging

Position Description: The Performing Arts Department of Eastern Connecticut State University is seeking to hire an immediate part-time faculty member to oversee the installation, maintenance, and operation of theatrical lighting and rigging equipment for Performing Arts Department productions.

Qualifications: Candidate should be familiar in the process of hanging, circuiting, and focusing, conventional, LED, and moving light equipment, equipment networking, the operation and programing of an ETC Ion light board, and the safe operation and maintenance of a counterweight arbor rigging system. Bachelor’s Degree required; MA or MFA in Lighting highly desired.  (Additional teaching opportunities available for candidates with MA or MFA.)

Respond to: Send current vita, link to digital portfolio/website, final degree educational transcript, and the names and addresses of three references to Prof. Chase Rozelle. Performing Arts Department, FAIC 232 Eastern Connecticut State University, 83 Windham St., Willimantic, CT 06226 or via email: rozellec@easternct.edu


Part-Time Faculty in Biology 

The Department of Biology seeking qualified individuals to teach two upper-level courses in its undergraduate program part-time.  We currently seek to hire engaging professors who can teach lecture and laboratory sections in Parasitology (BIO 340) and Conservation Biology (BIO 452).

BIO 340 Parasitology with Laboratory This course examines protozoa, helminths, trematodes, cestodes, nematodes, mites, ticks, etc. that are parasites of humans and other animals. Identification methods, classification, evolution, ecology, life cycles, and disease characteristics are covered in lecture and laboratory. The course consists of 3 lecture hours and 3 laboratory hours per week (4 credits).  Lectures MWF 10-10:50 AM; Laboratory W 2-4:50 PM. 

BIO 452 Conservation Biology with Laboratory This course is a study of the threats to biodiversity including habitat destruction, invasive species, pollution, human population growth, and over-harvesting. Emphasis is placed on: field, lab, and analytical methods in conservation, current issues at the local and global levels highlighted by case studies, and attention to the current literature. Successful applicant will bring expertise/experience in some aspect of conservation biology. The course consists of 3 lecture hours and 3 laboratory hours per week (4 credits). Lectures  MWF  1-1:50 PM;  Laboratory R   11 AM – 1:50 PM

A Masters or doctorate degree in a related field is required for both positions.  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. Patricia Szczys, Department of Biology, 83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT 06226.  E-mail szczysp@easternct.edu


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