Research and Teaching Scholar (Assistant Research Professor)

UConn Dept. of Human Development and Family Sciences
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The Human Development and Family Sciences Department at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a non-tenure-track Research and Teaching Scholar (Assistant Research Professor) with a focus on evaluation of community-based services with historically marginalized individuals. This is a two-year position, renewed annually, to conduct research in the Center for Applied Research in Human Development (CARHD) and teach one related undergraduate course per year. The position is partially funded by the sponsoring faculty member, Dr. Beth Russell, Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences and CARHD Director.

The successful candidate will contribute to existing CARHD evaluations of community-based services across research areas, with opportunity to develop their own lines of inquiry in our applied research center. The position involves contributing to evaluations of applied projects in partnership with several community partners seeking to reduce disparities through implementing human services (e.g., school-based services for historically marginalized students) and public health programs (i.e., behavioral health service linkage and utilization). Strong quantitative expertise and interest in applied research in communities characterized by intersecting identities that are historically marginalized are preferred.

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary cohort of CLAS Teaching and Research Scholars and will be offered training and support related to teaching, career development, and resources.

We especially encourage individuals from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in academia to apply. The Human Development and Family Sciences Department is strongly committed to increasing diversity in the academic pipeline.

• Coordinating data management (e.g., merging large data files, processing missing data/duplicate cases).
• Supervising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
• Managing IRB submissions.
• Analyzing data (descriptive, regression, multivariate analyses).
• Assisting with qualitative data collection and analysis (thematic analysis of interviews/focus groups).
• Preparing publications and conference presentations as well as research briefs intended for a broad audience (collaboratively and as lead author).
• Teaching one course per year.

This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023. The position is physically located on the main campus of the University of Connecticut at Storrs, CT.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

For more information, please visit the Center website: and department website For questions about this position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Beth Russell, [email protected].

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject the budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics 

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


• Ability to teach one undergraduate course related to area of interest in Human Development and Family Sciences.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and contribute to a collaborative team environment.
• Doctoral degree (or equivalent foreign degree) in human development and family sciences, psychology, prevention science, education, social work, or a closely related discipline by the time of appointment.
• Excellent academic writing skills.
• Experience managing large-scale datasets.
• The ability to contribute through research and teaching to the diversity and excellence of the Department.

• Beginning track record of publication.
• Demonstrated ability to teach courses in diversity issues or individual and family development.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, especially with community agencies.
• Experience conducting program evaluations and/or research in low-income diverse communities.
• Experience conducting qualitative interviews or focus groups.
• Expertise in quantitative methodology (i.e., HLM, mediation and moderation effects, multigroup SEM).

Organization Summary

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

Job Overview

Job Type
Full time

348 Mansfield Rd Unit 1058
Storrs, CT 06269
United States

How to Apply

Please apply online here at Academic Jobs Online  and submit the following application materials: 1) Cover letter, Curriculum vitae, 2) Research and scholarship statement describing your educational and research background, areas of interest, and what you would like to accomplish during your postdoctoral training, 3) Commitment to diversity statement (e.g., values around diversity, equity, and inclusion; diversity-related experience in teaching, research, and service; plans to continue to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion), 4) One representative writing sample, and 5) Contact information for three letters of reference. References will not be contacted without notification of the candidate.

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