The College of Arts and Sciences at Quinnipiac University seeks a?qualified individual to fill a tenure-track position at the Associate Professor level to lead our Collaborative for Interdisciplinary and Integrative Studies (CIIS). The start date for this position will be August 2019.

Applicants shall have training, and research or experience teaching in an interdisciplinary field. Primary area of disciplinary expertise is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose discipline is represented in one of the College of Arts and Sciences departments. This is a 12-month, hybrid administrative/faculty position, with a teaching load of 2 courses in both spring and fall semesters; courses may be taught in IDS and/or the appropriate disciplinary department.

The CIIS is a signature program of the College of Arts and Sciences at Quinnipiac University, launched in 2016. Its mission is to afford students and faculty opportunities to put into practice the relevance and value of the arts and sciences for their everyday lives. The CIIS oversees the administration of interdisciplinary programs in the College of Arts and Sciences – including a major in Interdisciplinary studies, supports the development of interdisciplinary curricula and initiatives, and promotes collaboration among faculty in teaching and research.


Education Requirements:

  • PhD in related field by August 2019 required

Qualifications & Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to the goals of a general education curriculum. Quinnipiac faculty are committed to working with students on independent research/internships or study away opportunities as part of Quinnipiac’s experiential learning initiative. Candidates from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. All faculty are expected to participate in major advising, serve on College and University committees and participate in both departmental and College initiatives. In their cover letter, candidates should describe any experience they have had obtaining and/or administering grants, and directing an Interdisciplinary Center.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.


Applications must be submitted electronically and include:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter describing any experience obtaining and/or administering grants, and directing an interdisciplinary center
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., teaching evaluations, observations, portfolios, syllabi, projects)
  • A clear description of an ongoing and future research program
  • Name and contact information for 3 references

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Quinnipiac University

About the College:

The breadth of programs offered in the College of Arts and Sciences provides the traditional strengths of a liberal arts education, with a focus on cultivating the intellectual and practical skills that students need for their personal and professional lives. The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate majors in behavioral neuroscience, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, English, game design and development, gerontology, history, independent majors, interdisciplinary studies, law in society, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish language and literature, and theater.

In addition, the College of Arts and Sciences offers 31 undergraduate minors, a MS in Molecular and Cell Biology and the additional accelerated undergraduate/graduate programs: 3+1 and 4+1 BS/MS programs in Molecular and Cell Biology, 3+3 BA or BS/JD degree, 3+1 BA in Theater/MBA, and 3+2 BA or BS/MSW. Students can also complete a 5-year BA/BS and MA in Teaching in the following secondary education fields: Biology, English, History, Math and Spanish.

About Quinnipiac:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report's America's "Best Colleges" issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review's "The Best 380 Colleges." The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the "Great Colleges to Work For." For more information, please visit www.qu.edu.