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Job posted on October 3, 2016

University Director – Director Instructional Tech. Service
Educational Tech & Media Services – UConn Health Center, Farmington, CT

Position Summary

Under the direction of the UConn Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer and in collaboration with the UCH Deans of the Medical and Dental Schools, the Faculty Instructional Technology Services (FITS) Director serves as the conduit for Central IT technology service offerings to UConn Health. The Director serves as the primary advocate to Central IT to ensure that the needs of community are met and infrastructure and other requirements are communicated and handled appropriately and in a timely manner. Coordinates with the UCH Academic IT Project Manager.

The FITS Director leads and directs the staff, finances and operations of the department to provide a wide range of academic IT design and support. In addition, the Director directs and participates in high-level technology assessment, program planning and reporting for the University of Connecticut. The Director maintains budget and staffing levels appropriate for activities. The Director attends conferences and training, and interacts with external peers as required to maintain knowledge of current issues and best practices.

Job Duties

UITS Liaison

  • Ensure that all academic University IT initiatives are met at UConn Health. Locally provided services will continue to be under the purview of individual Deans/Directors.
  • Be both the first line of defense when there is a crisis and the permanent line of communication for the overall needs of the department(s)/unit(s) being supported.
  • Function as a bridge between the SOM and SODM units and Central IT. Ensure that information relating to new initiatives as proposed by a department/unit is shared with Central IT and correspondingly, once a new piece of infrastructure is put in place ensure that information is communicated back to the individual department(s)/unit(s) being supported.
  • Evaluate the needs of supported units and work with Central IT to develop plans to provide services. Under rare circumstances, provide service and support for specific technology needs that are unique to the units at UConn Health or for technical needs that cannot be handled centrally.

Technology

  • Direct the staff that serves as the primary, secondary and tertiary level support for technical issues.
  • Ensure that all SOM/SODM technology needs for the campus are met within the guidelines of existing Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and published expectations.
  • Represent the FITS Department in University-wide management level IT Governance committees.
  • Work in concert with Central IT to manage any department(s)/unit(s) specific service delivery needs such as desktop management, network support, incident response, security, or other infrastructure needs.
  • Support ongoing design and upgrade of smart classrooms and auditoria technology.
  • Support faculty in the use of educational technology, lecture content animations, online images, assessments etc.
  • Advance new and ongoing educational technology initiatives.
  • Represent UConn at the national level in issues related to educational technology.
  • Devise strategies for making technology accessible, understandable and appealing to faculty and students.

Management

  • Manage FITS staff activities. Identify staffing needs and direct all personnel functions.
  • Work with key stakeholders to provide oversight and leadership for educational technology decisions for UConn Health.
  • Facilitate communication between staff, management, vendors, and other technology resources within the organization.
  • Provide technical leadership and training to FITS staff.
  • Develop and maintain established departmental budget. Prepare budget requests as part of overall budget planning process.
  • Collaborate with academic & research IT units as appropriate and possible.
  • Prepare reports, plans, communications and recommendations as required.
  • Serve as the departmental representative to appropriate UConn/UCH working groups.
  • Actively participate in local and national professional organizations and user groups; maintain up-to-date knowledge of information technology, industry standards and trends.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management of Information Systems, or a closely related discipline.
  • Five to ten years of progressively responsible experience in an IT Operations-related field.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships at all levels.
  • Experience directly managing technologies, staff, vendors and budget in support of computing infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with people, to organize workloads, to handle difficult problems, work well under stress, and to develop complex plans and strategies.
  • Extremely high level of motivation, independence, leadership, and responsibility.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced technical or business degree.
  • Direct management or operational experience in educational technology.
  • Experience with instructional design.
  • Video production/studio experience.
  • Experience with collaboration and web/video conferencing tools (i.e. WebEx, Cisco, Skype).
  • Experience in higher education environment.
  • Experience with education software such as or similar to Blackboard e-learning system.

Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Position requires some travel between Farmington and Storrs.

To Apply: Please visit https://jobs.uchc.edu


Special Payroll Positions

Job Posted on February 20, 2017

Temporary University Specialist
School of Business Stamford MBA & Undergraduate Office

Position Summary

The School of Business is seeking a Temporary University Specialist to work part-time in its Stamford MBA and Undergraduate Office. The incumbent will report to the Stamford Assistant Director for Administration, Outreach, and Special Projects. The Specialist will advise undergraduate students and assist in managing a number of administrative functions for the Stamford Part-time MBA and Undergraduate Programs. The position will be based at the School of Business in Stamford. Evening and weekend hours will be required in support of program activities and events.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serves as a resource to potential and current MBA & Undergraduate students, staff, and others regarding policies procedures, requirements and goals of the program.
  • Provides advice and guidance to potential and current students regarding course selection and sequence.
  • Devises, modifies and maintains student records.
  • Prepares and edits standard correspondence and reports.
  • Makes necessary arrangements for meetings, conferences and travel.
  • Provides on-site support for the programs on weekends and evenings.
  • Schedules appointments and meetings and handles administrative matters for the Assistant Director & Director.
  • Assists in resolving budget and other business problems for the program.
  • Assists in the planning of program marketing activities as well as alumni projects and events.
  • Maintains and updates program databases of prospective students, current students, program alumni, and program sponsoring companies.
  • Serves as liaison with staff in Storrs and the regional campuses.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field.
  • One to three years of related experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with University staff, faculty, students and external constituents.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office products and an ability to learn new software as necessary.
  • Willingness and ability to work nights and weekends in support of program activities and events.

Appointment Terms

This is a temporary part-time position with a flexible schedule for a period of six months, with the possibility of extension dependent upon program needs and available funding.

To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to:  john.knopf@business.uconn.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

(HR17-19)


Job Posted on January 31, 2017

Temporary University Specialist
School of Business Graduate Career Development Office

Position Summary

The School of Business Graduate Career Development Office (GCDO) is seeking a Temporary University Specialist to provide career development and placement services to graduate business students. The incumbent will work collaboratively with the GCDO staff and the MS in Business Analytics and Project Management Program, in addition to School of Business and other University of Connecticut departments.  This position reports to the Executive Director of Career Development and will be based at the Graduate Business Learning Center in downtown Hartford.  Evening and weekend hours will be required in support of program events.  In-state travel to the Stamford campus and other University campuses may also be required on occasion in support of program needs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting in delivering career development programs and information in a classroom setting and on an individual basis to MS in Business Analytics and Project Management students.
  • Assisting in providing career counseling and insight regarding job search strategies, resume and cover letter development.
  • Conducting mock interviews/case interviews with students, discussing negotiation strategies, providing students with networking strategies.
  • Researching job market and hiring trends to use for career counseling and student job search assistance.
  • Coordinating and managing external employer recruiting relationships; assisting in placement activities and interacting with employers to generate job and/internship leads for students.
  • Assisting in the development of job search strategies for domestic and international student populations.
  • Assisting with planning and execution of GCDO initiatives such as events, workshops and related placement activities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, counseling, or related field.
  • At least three years of related professional experience in corporate recruitment, professional hiring and development or career coaching.
  • Demonstrated experience working with international students, programs, or constituents.
  • Demonstrated teamwork and ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students and external constituents.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
  • Willingness and ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours in support of program activities.
  • Willingness and ability to travel in-state on occasion in support of program needs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Specialized Master’s degree or MBA.

Appointment Terms

This is a temporary position with schedule of 35 hours per week for a period of three months, with the possibility of extension dependent upon program needs.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Successful candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to: katherine.duncan@uconn.edu Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

(HR17-18)


Job Posted on January 10, 2017

EarthRates Research Coordination Network Administrative Assistant and Website Specialist (Temporary University Specialist)
Center for Integrative Geosciences

Position Summary

The Center for Integrative Geosciences seeks a Temporary University Specialist to serve as an administrative assistant and website specialist for a National Science Foundation award to create a Research Coordination network.

Reporting to Dr. Lisa Park Boush, the Temporary University Specialist, is responsible for coordinating communication among network members, running weekly WebEx meetings, organizing workshops and meetings at various venues across the country, and website management.  Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Administrating weekly WebEx meetings
  • Coordinating the principal investigators on the project
  • Website development including design and maintenance
  • Organizing workshops and meetings that might be out of state and attending them
  • Reimbursing travel
  • Coordinating publicity and outreach efforts

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2-3 years in an administrative support role
  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Experience with creation and use of Excel spreadsheets
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience with website development and management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Geoscience or other science background
  • At least 1-2 years of experience in a University administrative setting

Appointment Terms

This is a temporary part-time position for approximately 10-15 hours per week, not to exceed 15 per week.  It has an anticipated start date of March 1, 2017.  This work is to be funded for 3 years on a grant from the National Science Foundation with an expected end date of June 1, 2020. Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

To Apply

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three professional references. Application materials should be sent to christin.donnelly@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted before February 15, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

(HR17-17)


Job Posted on January 10, 2017

Temporary Project Specialist
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA), Avery Point

CIRCA invites applications for the position of Temporary Project Specialist to provide support on projects that require mapping and Geographic Information Systems expertise.

Position Summary

Under the direction of designated supervisor (Prof. James O’Donnell), the position will provide program support in the following activities: mapping, GIS analysis, computer programming for data analysis and visualization. A moderately advanced understanding of the subject matter and its practical application is required.  Incumbents in this position are expected to work independently but with the goals and objectives established by the supervisor.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in the planning, development, design implementation and evaluation of activities to achieve program objectives
  • Conducts studies, collects necessary data, evaluates information and prepares analytical reports related to program specialty
  • Serves as resource for CIRCA staff and others regarding program information and techniques, requiring a moderately advanced knowledge in area of specialization
  • Plans, develops and implements methods and techniques of informing/educating, in coordination with program staff; may develop topics, prepares information designed to communicate and interpret information to the public and others
  • Is responsible for the successful completion of individual project elements
  • May conduct workshops and seminars to instruct, inform and/or train others in the area of specialization
  • May be responsible for various administrative duties as assigned
  • May participate in the planning, development and implementation of grant proposals
  • May represent the program or department to external groups
  • Performs related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in marine, earth or environmental science, or engineering, or closely related field and experience with computer programming and data analysis or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two to four years professional experience related to coastal science and adaptation planning
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the program specialty area appropriate to CIRCA, and proven ability to apply a range of concepts, techniques and practices to carry out technical program objectives
  • Proven ability to evaluate and produce reliable results, problem-solve and trouble shoot problems
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Appointment Terms

This is a temporary, full-time position with hours from 9 AM to 5 PM, M-F.  The appointment term is six months with the possibility of extension.  The position is subject to extension based upon performance and availability of funding.  The pay range is $24-$33 per hour. Optional State employee health insurance may be available for purchase at group rates.

To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to lauren.yaworsky@uconn.edu. Successful candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

(HR17-16)


Job Posted on December 6, 2016

Temporary University Specialist
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Storrs, CT

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy seeks a Temporary University Specialist to provide assistance in student support and academic services for Ph.D. students. This position reports directly to the Assistant to the Department Head.

Position Summary

  • Perform routine administrative functions of the Department and Department Head
  • Process Graduate Student payroll
  • Secure accommodations and prepare travel reimbursements for invited guest speakers
  • Process travel reimbursements for Pharmaceutical Sciences faculty
  • Submit Fellowship tuition waivers via workflow system
  • Coordination of departmental-sponsored events such as seminars, workshops, special guests visits.
  • Assist with preparing the forms needed for visa processing
  • Familiarity with and ability to learn a variety of business systems such as financial, payroll and automated workflows
  • Serve as backup to the Hobsons Administrator for all Hobsons-related activities
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential information and documents
  • Familiarity with standard office and high speed scanning equipment
  • Demonstrated excellence with regard to attendance, punctuality and reliability

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three to five years of administrative experience
  • Ability to work with a diverse population
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to work productively in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Appointment Terms

This is a part-time position 15-17 hours per week with an expected start date of February 1, 2017. The appointment term is six months with the possibility of extension. The position is subject to extension based upon performance and availability of funding.  Successful candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview. Optional State employee health insurance may be available for purchase at group rates.

To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to leslie.lebel@uconn.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

(HR17-13)


Job Posted on December 1, 2016

Adjunct Faculty
Allied Health Sciences Department, Storrs Campus

The University of Connecticut (UConn) Storrs campus seeks applicants for the position of Adjunct Faculty in the Allied Health Sciences Department.  The incumbent will teach Teach STAT 3005/, Biostatistics for Health Professions, for Spring 2017. Introduction to biostatistical techniques, concepts, and reasoning using a broad range of biomedical and public health related scenarios. Specific topics include description of data, statistical hypothesis testing and its application to group comparisons, and tools for modeling different type of data, including categorical, and time-event, data. Emphasis on the distinction of these methods, their implementation using statistical software, and the interpretation of results applied to health sciences research questions and variables

Position Summary

Deliver lectures in a traditional didactic classroom setting and support all other aspects of the course as described below:

  • Deliver lectures and tailor instructional materials in collaboration with current instructor of record. This will include PowerPoint presentations, homework assignments, exams, etc.
  • Training and supervising the activities of two Teaching Assistants.
  • Assist and grade some of the homework and exams, and upload grades
  • Responding to students’ questions and comments related to coursework
  • Work closely with the current instructor of record to ensure that all aspects of the course are managed appropriately and that the students receive an excellent overall educational experience
  • Other related activities, as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters in Biostatistics, Statistics or related fields
  • Previous experience teaching college – level classes
  • Strong interpersonal skills to related to students
  • Time-management skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD. in Biostatistics, Statistics or related fields
  • Previous experience teaching college level statistics or biostatistics
  • Evidence of ‘excellence in teaching’ (e.g. student evaluations, testimonials, teaching awards).
  • Facile with SAS, ‘R’ and other common statistical software packages

Appointment Terms

This position is for the spring 2017 semester which begins with the start of classes on January 17, 2017 and ends with the submission of final grades by May 9, 2017. The course will meet at UConn’s Storrs campus.

To Apply

Please submit the following to Nicole Gabelman (nicole.gabelman@uconn.edu) by December 15, 2016:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts of all graduate work
  • Doctoral candidates need to submit list of publications
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

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

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

(HR17-14)


Job Posted on November 15, 2016

Adjunct Faculty
Computer Science and Engineering, Waterbury Campus

The University of Connecticut (UConn) Waterbury campus seeks applicants for the position of Adjunct Faculty in the Computer Science and Engineering Department.  The incumbent will teach an introductory level Computer Science and Engineering course.

Position Summary

Teach Introduction to Principles of Programming.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A successful candidate must hold an M.S. in Computer Science or a closely related field and have demonstrated skills in programming with at least one language from three paradigms, including procedural, object-oriented and functional programming.
  • A working knowledge of the functional programming paradigm.
  • A commitment and a track-record of excellence in teaching is expected.
  • Proficiency with both basic and advanced algorithms is essential.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred candidates will hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science and will already possess a strong record of teaching excellence in programming-oriented classes.
  • Experience with system programming, C, C++ and Java are also preferred.
  • Breath of expertise in one or more computer science core areas such as software engineering, databases, security, networks or operating system is a plus.

Appointment Terms

The stipend is $4668. This position is for the spring 2017 semester which begins with the start of classes on January 17, 2017 and ends with the submission of final grades by May 9, 2017. The course will meet twice a week in the evening at UConn’s Waterbury campus.

To Apply

Please submit the following to Angela Brightly (angela.brightly@uconn.edu) by December 15, 2016:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcripts of all graduate work
  • Doctoral candidates need to submit list of publications
  • Names and contact information of three professional references

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

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

 

(HR17-11)


  

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