Visiting Assistant Professor of Human Development

Connecticut College seeks applicants for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in social and personality development in the Department of Human Development beginning July 1, 2022. The initial one-year appointment may be renewed for one additional year based on performance evaluation.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in social and personality development, especially as it relates to socio-cultural contexts, and marginalized and traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. The candidate must demonstrate evidence of success in teaching courses that explore topics such as impact of racism on social and emotional development in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, intergenerational family context and racism, and intersections of power and racial and cultural identity development.

The candidate will be expected to teach five courses during 2022-2023 academic year and these are as follows: HMD 111 Introduction to Human Development; HMD 260 Social and Personality Development; HMD 307 Adolescent Development; and HMD 321 Children and Families in a Multicultural Society.  Each of these courses hold a critical position within the human development curriculum. The candidate will be expected to keep office hours, engage in some student advising, and mentoring. Connecticut College’s Social Difference and Power curriculum, student community engagement and learning, and our Shain Library’s 5000+ Juvenile Book Collection are especially relevant to this position. 

Required qualifications: PhD degree in Child or Human Development, or a related field is preferred, and demonstrated potential of successful teaching at the college or university level. Preferred qualifications include a background and interest in the liberal arts context, community engagement, and equity-seeking interests.

Review of applications will begin April 20, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit the following materials to Interfolio at 1) a cover letter addressed to Dr. Sunil Bhatia, Chair, Department of Human Development, addressing teaching philosophy and experience, and research interests and experience, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) relevant teaching evaluations 4) three letters of recommendation.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. We recognize that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion. AA/EOE. We encourage applications from candidates who share this understanding of the faculty role and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, including members of historically underrepresented groups. Salary is competitive. 

The teaching load for a full-time visitor is five courses per academic year. We value the contributions visitors bring to our community and encourage their active engagement with their departments and all aspects of campus life during the course of their appointment. Visiting faculty are initially participating members of the faculty and voting members in their second and subsequent years; their presence is welcome at all faculty meetings. Currently, the College is not sponsoring visas for this position.

Connecticut College requires employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19 and new employees must present their COVID-19 vaccination and booster record to Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. Individuals who have a medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may confidentially request an exemption through the office of Human Resources. Additional COVID-19 safety protocols such as participation in weekly testing will be required of faculty, staff and students who have approved vaccine exemptions