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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


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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)


Job Posted on October 31, 2016

IACUC Post-Approval Monitor  (Project/Program Spcialist)
Office of the Vice President for Research

The University of Connecticut (UConn) Office of the Vice President for Research, is seeking an experienced research compliance professional to engage in post-approval monitoring activities for an estimated 15 hours per week.  This is a part-time, temporary professional position, subject to extension based upon performance and availability of funding.

The IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) Post-Approval Monitor (Project/Program Specialist) will directly report and work under the direction of the IACUC Program Manager and in collaboration with other members of the University’s Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP) to ensure that research and teaching activities involving animal subjects are in compliance with all applicable University, State, Federal and other external regulatory requirements and guidelines.  The IACUC Post-Approval Monitor’s role is to observe activities using live animals and review records, processes and procedures, to assist investigators in identifying deviations from approved protocols and in implementing corrective action, and to document and report the findings to the IACUC.

Representative Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts internal auditing procedures of animal subject’s protocols as part of the post-approval monitoring program.
  • Conducts reviews in response to allegations and findings of noncompliance with Animal Care and Use Program (ACUP) and sponsor requirements.
  • Prepares reports on audit/monitoring findings.
  • Serves as a compliance resource to the research community and other internal interested parties.
  • Assists with semiannual facility inspections and program reviews.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in biological, social/behavioral sciences, or a related area; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  2. Experience with research compliance requiring knowledge and understanding of applicable regulations
  3. Ability to collegially interact with others to provide guidance and assistance in meeting regulatory requirements and resolving problems
  4. Excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to articulate compliance issues and enforce compliance standards
  5. Ability to work with animals
  6. Ability to work at Storrs and branch campuses.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Knowledge of federal laws, regulations and procedures pertaining to the use of animal subjects in research and teaching including, but not limited to, AWA, AWAR, PHS Policy, HREA, etc.
  2. Two or more years of experience with the use of animal subjects in research, and/or experience in working with an IACUC.

Appointment Terms:

This is a part-time, temporary professional position, subject to extension based upon performance and availability of funding.  Optional State employee health insurance may be available for purchase at group rates.

To Apply:

Please forward a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references via email to:

Laurie Pudlo, Administrative Manager

Office of the Vice President for Research

438 Whitney Road Extension, Unit 1006

Storrs, CT 06269

Email:  laurie.pudlo@uconn.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Employment of the successful candidate may be 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.

(HR17-10)


  

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