job: academic, urban studies director, Connecticut

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Mon Oct 13 10:19:04 CDT 2008

From: "Ross, Stephen" <stephen.l.ross at>

The University of Connecticut is searching for a new director of its 
program of
Urban and Community Studies.  The program has a strong service learning
component and so I thought that the position might appear to members of
Colist.  The formal job posting follows.
Steve Ross, Acting Director

Associate/Full Professor and Director

Tri-Campus Urban and Community Studies Program


The University of Connecticut seeks applications for a senior faculty 
member in the social sciences or humanities who will serve as Director 
of the Tri-Campus Urban and Community Studies (UCS) Program.  The UCS 
Program offers a bachelor's degree, is interdisciplinary, and sponsors 
both academic courses and outreach activities at the University's 
Greater Hartford, Waterbury and Torrington campuses.  The Director will 
be expected to coordinate instruction, further develop curriculum and 
foster ties with community groups.


Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D. in a social-science or 
humanities discipline including (but not limited to) American Studies, 
Communication Sciences, Economics, Geography, History, Human Development 
and Family Studies, Political Science, Public Policy or Sociology.  The 
successful candidate will be expected to have an extensive record of 
scholarly research and publication in urban and community studies; 
strong organizational and administrative skills; the ability to work 
with a variety of constituencies within and outside the University; the 
commitment to build an undergraduate program that integrates theory, 
research, and practice; and the willingness to teach regularly in the 
area of her or his expertise.  


This is a ten-month, tenure-track position at the level of Associate or 
Full Professor.  Salary and rank will be determined based on the 
candidate's qualifications and research record.


Review of applications begins November 15 and will continue until the 
position is filled.  Every interested candidate should submit a letter 
of interest, a curriculum vitae, a list of three or more references and 
whatever other material he or she deems appropriate.  Send materials to: 
Chair of the Tri-Campus UCS Director Search Committee; The University of 
Connecticut; 215 Glenbrook Road; CLAS Building, Unit 4098; Storrs, CT  


The University welcomes applications from under-represented groups 
including minorities, women and people with disabilities.


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