Temporary Job Openings

PLEASE NOTE:All employees and state contractors are subject to adherence to the State Codes of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

Job Posted on May 20, 2024

Research Technician
Department of Physiology & Neurobiology

UConn's Department of Physiology & Neurobiology is pleased to invite applications for a full time Research Technician position to assist in the neuroscience research led by Dr. Alexander Jackson.

We are seeking a highly motivated, organized and enthusiastic Research Technician to assist with our research which is focused on the cellular and synaptic neurophysiology of neural circuits in the mammalian hypothalamus that regulate sleep and feeding. We employ transgenic mice as our model organism and use a variety of techniques that center on slice electrophysiology, neuroanatomy, optogenetics and mouse behavior.

This position would be ideal for a recent graduate looking to gain experience in a supportive and team-oriented laboratory setting.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Primary laboratory duties include mouse breeding, colony management and genotyping and maintaining accurate and timely records in laboratory notebooks, databases, etc. as needed.
  • Provides updates to PI regarding mouse colony management.
  • Provides guidance and training to other laboratory members.
  • Monitors and maintains laboratory compliance, and complies with, University, State and Federal regulations.
  • Performs some administrative tasks, including purchasing, travel arrangements, and maintenance of inventory and supplies.
  • Additional research activities may include assisting in behavioral experiments and (depending on experience) may include histology and microscopy.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • The successful candidate will have a B.S. in either Physiology and Neurobiology, Molecular Cell Biology, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Psychology, Animal Science or a related subject.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Competency and experience in one or all of the following is highly desirable: mouse breeding, mouse colony management, genotyping (tail-clipping, ear-tagging, PCR, etc.).
  • Competency and experience with laboratory management tasks, is highly desirable, but not required.
  • Competency and experience with mouse behavior and/or histology is desirable, but not required.

APPOINMTNET TERMS

This position is approximately 40 hours per week, with an anticipated start date of May 2024. Compensation is commensurate with work experience and skills. This is a temporary position with the possibility of extension dependent on program needs and available funding.

TO APPLY

To apply, please submit a cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position, a current CV or resume, and names and contact information for three references electronically to Dr. Alexander Jackson at alexander.jackson@uconn.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Successful candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-69)


Job Posted on May 7, 2024

Research Technician
Department of Physiology & Neurobiology

UConn's Department of Physiology & Neurobiology is pleased to invite applications for a Research Technician position to participate in the neuroscience research led by Dr. Natale Sciolino.

Her independent research programs focus on the neural circuit function and disease using the mouse model.

We seek a highly motivated, skilled, and dynamic individual who is enthusiastic about a career in science. This is a full-time position. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate to gain additional research experience before attending graduate school.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Include, but are not limited to

  • Assisting in mouse colony management, genotyping (PCR), and transcardial perfusions.
  • Performing literature reviews and designing experiments.
  • Performing and developing methodologies related to histology, stereotaxic surgery.
  • Collecting and analyzing data, especially those related to behavioral experiments combined with optogenetic and chemogenetic strategies.
  • Assisting in the preparation of publications and reports.
  • Maintaining laboratory equipment and apparatus in good condition and good laboratory hygiene.
  • Ordering materials and maintaining accurate and timely records in laboratory notebooks, databases, etc.
  • Provide updates to PI regarding research progress.
  • Provide guidance and training to other laboratory members and other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

A bachelor's degree in neuroscience, biology, or other related areas of science is required.  A minimum of 6 months of experience in a research environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate should show an ability to work independently with accuracy and attention to detail. They should be flexible in nature and exhibit a willingness to learn new techniques and function in a fast-paced and changing work environment. They should possess strong organizational skills, keep excellent notes, show sound judgment, and have a collaborative style that fosters teamwork and cooperation as well as the ability to work independently within a diverse and dynamic team environment.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a temporary, full-time position based in Storrs and is paid an hourly rate. Pay will be commensurate based on experience. The start date for this position is ASAP and will last for 6 months with the possibility to extend.

TO APPLY

To apply, please email a cover letterresume, and contact information for three references to natale.sciolino@uconn.edu.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-68)


Job Posted on May 7, 2024

Temporary University Specialist
Part-time Career Coach, Students
Center for Career Development- Storrs Campus (in-person)

The Part Time (PT) Career Coach will offer individual and group career coaching sessions for undergraduate UConn students and recent alumni at the Storrs campus in areas such as résumé writing, interviewing, job and internship search, major and career exploration, and LinkedIn. The partnering approach equips students with tools, knowledge, and opportunities that enable them to gain insights, determine action steps, and plan for achievable career outcomes. This position reports to the Associate Director for Career Coaching and Counseling. Career coaching, training and supervision will be provided.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct career coaching appointments on a range of career preparation topics.
  • Recommend new resources and integrate new technologies to facilitate and support student learning.
  • Deliver career presentations and workshops; incorporating practices to support accessibility.
  • Attend and contribute to team meetings.
  • As time allows, and under direction, participate in administrative work or projects to support Center for Career Development priorities and initiatives.
  • Under direction, conduct outreach to students in various schools or colleges to facilitate engagement in career coaching appointments.
  • Write-up and post career development opportunities on range of communication channels.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Prior career or personal coaching or counseling experience.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Teams, and video conferencing platforms such as Webex.
  • Ability and desire to learn and understand various technologies utilized in career development.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

  • 15 hours per week.
  • In person position at the Storrs campus.
  • Fall semester only position, opportunity for renewal for spring semester upon successful completion of job and funding.
    • For new hires, this position will start over the summer to allow for onboarding and training.
  • Will be posted until filled.

TO APPLY

Please send résumécover letter, and contact information for three professional references to career@uconn.edu.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-67)


Job Posted on May 7, 2024

Temporary University Specialist
Career Coach, Students
Center for Career Development

The Part Time (PT) Career Coach will meet with UConn graduate students and recent graduate degree program alumni, regarding matters related to career coaching, such as résumé and CV writing, interviewing, job and internship search, career exploration, leveraging LinkedIn, and reviewing teaching/research/diversity statements. The PT Career Coach will partner with students in one-on-one sessions and groups to facilitate career preparation for a range of opportunities including jobs, internships, summer fellowships, postdoc positions, etc. The partnering approach equips students with tools, knowledge, and opportunities that enable them to gain insights, determine action steps, and plan for achievable career outcomes. The position reports to the Associate Director for Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Programs and Services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct career coaching appointments on a range of career preparation topics.
  • Recommend new resources and integrate new technologies to facilitate and support student learning.
  • Deliver career presentations and workshops; incorporating practices to support accessibility
  • Attend and contribute to team meetings.
  • As time allows, and under direction, participate in administrative work or projects to support Center for Career Development priorities and initiatives.
  • Under direction, conduct outreach to students in various schools or colleges to facilitate engagement in career coaching appointments.
  • Write-up and post career development opportunities on range of communication channels.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree.
  • Prior career or personal coaching or counseling experience.
  • Knowledge of career development or counseling principles.
  • Experience working with diverse learners.
  • Ability to learn technology quickly with proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Teams, and video conferencing platforms such as Webex.
  • Outstanding oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience working with diverse populations (over 20% of the graduate student population is international).

APPOINTMENT TERMS

  • 15 hours per week.
  • Hybrid considered but largely in-person position at the Storrs campus.
  • Fall semester position with opportunity for renewal for spring semester upon successful completion of job and funding.
  • For new hires, this position will start over the summer to allow for onboarding and training.
  • Will be posted until filled.

TO APPLY

Please send résumécover letter, and contact information for three professional references to career@uconn.edu.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-66)


Job Posted on April 30, 2024

Admissions Reader [Temporary University Specialist]
Office of Undergraduate Admissions

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites applications for full-time, temporary positions of Admissions Reader.  Under the supervision of the Senior Associate Director for First-Year Admissions and a territory manager, the Admissions Reader performs duties related to the evaluation of applications for all UConn campuses including the high school transcript, standardized test scores, extracurricular involvement, essay, and letters of recommendation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Read, review, and evaluate admissions applications in accordance with university policies, goals and rules on admissibility of undergraduate students.
  • Evaluate applications by taking into consideration all quantitative and non-quantitative aspects of the applicant.
  • Route applications to the manager of the designated territory for final review and approval of the application assessment.
  • Consistently apply the established admission criteria for all academic programs within each school and college.
  • Follow specific guidelines established for programs such as Student Support Services (SSS), Engineering Diversity Program (EDP), and Bridge (BRIDGE).
  • Follow specific guidelines established for programs such as Scholarships and the Honors Program and identify possible candidates for these two programs.
  • Assist with other territories as assigned including review of international credentials.
  • Consult with territory manager to review and resolve special cases.
  • Identify situations necessary for further discussion by the admission selection committee.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate possesses a Bachelor’s degree; extensive experience utilizing technology within work responsibilities; ability to make independent judgments, manage complex deadlines and work under pressure; must demonstrate ability for accuracy and attention to detail; strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; basic knowledge of educational systems across the U.S.; basic knowledge of community college system; must have the ability to work 35 hours per week and possess familiarity with on-line computer systems.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Prior Admissions experience or related experience.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a temporary, full-time position (35 hours per week) in which Admissions Readers will be hired to begin employment in early-September for early decision release, or in late-October for regular decision release through early February 2025. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter, resume and the contact information for three professional references via PageUp at: Temporary University Specialist - Admissions Reader - Search 498316. Please note that this application does not guarantee an appointment. Please contact darla.hollister@uconn.edu or sharon.narotsky@uconn.edu with questions related to your application. Applicants missing any of the requested documentation will not be considered further in the application process.

Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.  Successful candidates will be contacted in early to mid-June to schedule an interview. Employment of selected candidates is contingent upon the successful completion of a 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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-65)


Job Posted on April 26, 2024

Full-time International Professional Development and Exchange Specialist (Temporary University Specialist)
School of Law - Hartford, CT

The University of Connecticut School of Law is seeking applicants for a full-time International Professional Development and Exchange Specialist (IPDES) for LLM students (domestic and international), international JD students, and international exchange students.  This is an in-person SPAR position with a six-month contract with potential to renew on a part-time basis.  This position reports to the Director of Graduate Programs and Admissions.

The specialist will provide comprehensive professional development counseling and guidance to LLM students, both domestic and international, as well as international JD students and non-degree students. In this role, the specialist will work with LLM and JD international students in professional development and the techniques of obtaining experience and employment, as well as creating, managing and evaluating career development programs and activities. As part of this effort, the specialist will network with international alumni to build international opportunities for our students and in general support of Graduate, International and Non-JD Programs.  The specialist will also provide guidance and support to JD students pursuing international exchange programs. Finally, the specialist will liaise with partner institutions and the Office of Global Affairs to ensure that our partnership agreements are current, to initiate renewals and new agreements where necessary, and to obtain programmatic information from our partners.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Counsels and advises LLM students on professional development and employment opportunities.
  • Develops, designs, prepares, and organizes professional development and employment resources and informational and promotional materials, such as professional development guides and booklets for target groups.
  • Designs, administers, and conducts professional-development workshops, including interviewing, resume development and job search skills.
  • Oversees and monitors the annual LLM career fair, including organizing workshops to prepare students for the event.
  • Designs and implements professional-development sessions for student orientation (fall and spring).
  • Fosters and maintains strong relationships with law school’s alumni network, engaging them in various activities and initiatives.
  • Fosters and maintains strong relationships with local companies, law firms, non-profit organizations, and individuals, connecting students with potential employment and networking opportunities.
  • Organize networking events, panel discussions, and workshops, inviting LLM alumni to share their professional experience and insights with current LLM students.
  • Coordinate the international exchange program (inbound and outbound); provide advising and guidance to students participating in exchange programs.
  • Assist in the development and cultivation of partner schools and institutional relationships, liaising with partner institutions and the Office of Global Affairs to ensure that partnership agreements are maintained.
  • Participate in Law School orientation planning and organization.  Be present for orientation and help with related logistics.
  • Provide comprehensive support services to graduate and international students and respond to various student concerns as they arise.
  • Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience in legal recruiting, academic advising, human resources, or career services in higher education or a public or private sector context.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication techniques.
  • Strong public speaking, writing, and group facilitation skills.
  • Experience working with diverse populations such as international students, international employees and a demonstrated interest in international travel or international living experiences.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • JD and/or Master’s degree in counseling, higher education, student affairs, student personnel, or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • At least four years of professional legal experience or law school clinical experience, higher education career services, or other relevant setting.
  • Knowledge of technologies related to career development.
  • Experience studying abroad.
  • Experience with electronic media and marketing initiatives.
  • High level of ability and experience using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, specialized career service database software (e.g., Symplicity) and online resources.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time position, at 35 hours per week, located at the Law School in Hartford, CT.

TO APPLY

This is a temporary, full-time position offering a six-month contract for 35 hours per week with possibility of renewal, depending on performance and funding availability. To apply, send a resume, cover letter, contact information for three professional references and a letter of interest that explains how your skills and experience match the qualifications required and the duties and responsibilities of the position and any preferred qualifications.

Send application materials to Yan Hong at yan.hong@uconn.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately. Priority will be given to applications received by May 15, 2024.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-47)


Job Posted on April 24, 2024

Research Technician (Temporary)
Nishiyama Lab
Department of Physiology and Neurobiology

Dr. Akiko Nishiyama in the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at the University of Connecticut (UConn) invites applications for a Research Technician. The Laboratory’s research focuses on molecular and cellular mechanisms of neuron-glial interactions in the mammalian central nervous system.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Research Technician will be responsible for the processing of mouse brain tissues, performing immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization methods to study gene expression changes in specific cell types as well as mouse genotyping, updating, and creating new research databases, and lab maintenance tasks. They are expected to maintain detailed experimental records and work with other members of the laboratory.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A BS in Biology or a related discipline.
  • Background in molecular and cellular methods.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Experience working in a research laboratory.
  • Willingness to work with mouse tissues.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team setting.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to think logically and troubleshoot experiments.
  • Ability to learn new computer software.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a special payroll (temporary) position for 20-40 hours weekly running from 5/20/24 through 8/22/24. An extension is not guaranteed and will be based on a review of performance and available funding.

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letterresume and contact information for three professional references to Akiko.nishiyama@uconn.edu. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately with preference given to those applications received by May 31, 2024. Please note that this application does not guarantee an appointment. Applicants missing any of the requested documentation will not be considered further in the application process. Review of applications will continue until the positions are 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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-64)


Job Posted on April 24, 2024

Technology Technician (Temporary Position)
Information Technology Department
School of Business

The Information Technology Department within the School of Business is seeking an Academic Technology Technician to provide support for programs located at the Graduate Business Learning Center in Hartford, with occasional travel to Storrs. This position will report to the GBLC Site Manager. Evening and weekend hours will be required in support of classes and program activities. In-state travel to other University campuses may be required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide support for all programs running at the Graduate Business Learning Center
  • Assist in implementing, documenting, and supporting event technology related initiatives for the School of Business.
  • Provide remote support for distance learning classes and online events.
  • Assist in preparation and documentation of policies, training materials, and knowledge books.
  • Implement the delivery of A/V conferencing and teleconferencing services to BUSN classes and conference rooms.
  • Initiate repairs, modifications, updates, or other solutions to maintain uninterrupted classroom services.
  • Provide in-class support for students/instructors integrating mobile computing into the curriculum.
  • Provide escalated troubleshooting support for general IT related issues.
  • Provide staff training on procedures.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Associate degree in Technology, CS/MIS, or equivalent combination of education and/or training or two or more years of experience relevant to support of end user computers and technology.
  2. Demonstrated experience with desktop, mobile computers, interfaces, mobile devices, and related peripherals.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft and Apple operating systems.
  4. Willingness and ability to work evening and weekend hours, and to travel to other University campuses.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time temporary position with a schedule of 40 hours per week for an initial period of six months, with the possibility of extension dependent upon department needs and available funding. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

TO APPLY

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to: busndean@business.uconn.edu. Please reference search HR24-63 in your application.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-63)


Job Posted on April 3, 2024

Temporary University Specialist [Disability Service Professional]
Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD), Storrs Campus

The Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at the Storrs campus seeks applications for a Disability Service Professional (DSP). The DSP engages in the interactive process with students requesting accommodations, their faculty and campus staff to determine if the student is considered a student with disability and if so, reasonable, and appropriate academic and residential accommodations. This position coordinates accommodations and services for students with permanent and/or temporary disabilities to ensure that all University programs, activities, and services are accessible. The successful candidate will work with a fair amount of independence, within the goals and objectives established by the CSD. The incumbent will be sensitive to and understand the diverse academic, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds of UConn students and staff while establishing and maintaining a positive working relationship with constituents and colleagues. The DSP assists in ensuring that all University entities comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 and other relevant state and federal legislation.

UConn embraces the diversity of all people for their unique lived experiences and creates a culture of belonging, integrity, kindness, justice, and wellness. UConn strives to cultivate an environment that promotes belonging and inclusion across cultures, identities, and abilities.  The ideal candidate promotes equity and inclusion by demonstrating and supporting an understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for social justice, cultural humility, and inclusiveness.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages an assigned caseload of students with permanent and/or temporary disabilities by engaging in the interactive process with students, faculty and staff as indicated.
  • Collects and interprets medical and educational documentation for assigned caseload in order to make a determination of disability and to identify reasonable and appropriate accommodations on a course-by-course basis; determines appropriate and effective accommodations, which do not fundamentally alter the program of study.
  • Documents engagement through detailed notes in the interactive process with students, faculty and staff in the determination and coordination of accommodations in CSD’s database.
  • Collaborates with Accommodations and Assistive Technology accommodation teams to ensure that approved academic accommodations are coordinated with students, faculty, and staff. The coordination of accommodations may include testing accommodations, provision of assistive technology and auxiliary aids, recruitment/hiring readers, and/or scribes, alternate media, captioning, etc.
  • Oversees activities in collaboration with other departments across the campus to ensure equal opportunity for access to academic and co-curricular programs at the University for assigned students.
  • Makes recommendations to faculty, staff, and departments regarding the University’s academic and programmatic obligations under the law and University guidelines for students with disabilities, collaborates with appropriate campus constituents regarding scholastic probation, dismissal, extension of academic deadlines, readmission, withdrawal from the University, etc.
  • Serves as a liaison and a resource for students with disabilities, provides information to students regarding their legal rights and responsibilities, collaborates and consults with faculty and staff regarding academic accommodations, compliance with legal responsibilities as well as instructional, programmatic and curriculum modifications.
  • Coordinates outreach to incoming and prospective students and their family members when indicated regarding accommodations and services offered, communicates information regarding program activities and services to the campus community.
  • Collaborates with program staff in the outreach and coordination of enhanced services program, Beyond Access.
  • Conducts in-service training for campus faculty, staff, and the administration to promote understanding and increase awareness of the needs and concerns of students with disabilities.
  • Maintains current knowledge of pertinent laws and regulations regarding access and services for students with disabilities and their applicability to the University, serves as a resource to the campus community in explaining such laws, responds to requests for interpretation of legal mandates on campus-specific issues.
  • Attends weekly case review meetings and staff meetings.
  • Performs related duties and special assignments as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor's degree in special education, rehabilitation, or other related field and at least 6 years of experience working with students with disabilities. Two years of experience must be serving as an advanced or senior team member or working as a project lead OR Master’s degree and four years of experience working with students with disabilities.
  2. Demonstrated experience applying knowledge of the unique needs of individuals with disabilities, including knowledge of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its amendments, and other relevant state and federal legislation.
  3. Demonstrated ability to communicate information effectively to groups with different backgrounds and experience (i.e. students, parents/guardians, colleagues).
  4. Demonstrated interpersonal skills necessary for effective work relationships.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of and stated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity issues.
  6. Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
  7. Demonstrated ability to clearly and succinctly document engagement in the interactive process with students, parents/guardians, faculty, and staff as indicated in case management system.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master's degree in special education, rehabilitation, higher education administration or other related field.
  2. Demonstrated experience in post-secondary disability service provision.
  3. Demonstrated experience coordinating academic accommodations for students with disabilities.
  4. Demonstrated experience with the use and applicability of assistive technology for students with disabilities in an academic setting.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, temporary position based on the Storrs Campus for up to 35 hours a week for 6 months. The contract may be renewed based on availability of funding. The hourly rate for this position is $42.00.  A hybrid work schedule, with an expectation of 3 days on-site per week subject to authorization and UConn policy, is possible.

TO APPLY:

For full consideration, please submit 1) a resume, 2) a letter of application that demonstrates how you meet the qualifications and requirements of this position, and 3) contact information for three professional references with ­­Name, Title, Phone, and Email.  Screening will begin immediately.­ Application materials should be sent to Timothy Smagacz, Assistant Director for Operations: timothy.smagacz@uconn.edu (Search #HR24-61)

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-61)


Job Posted on April 2, 2024

Project/Program Specialist, Admissions Representative
Office of Undergraduate Admissions

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Connecticut is seeking to hire several Admissions Representatives to support the University-wide effort to make the incoming Class of 2025 the most academically competitive, socially diverse, and talented class to date.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Admissions Representatives will represent the University of Connecticut and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by hosting information sessions at secondary schools, distributing information, and responding to inquiries at college fairs and related programs throughout the country, either in-person or virtually. They will communicate with prospective applicants, their parents, and secondary school counselors concerning the benefits of a UConn education, the variety of educational opportunities available, the nature of the undergraduate student experience, and the academic standards and criteria for admission to the University.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate with minimal supervision.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to the most recent University of Connecticut graduates who have taken an active role in research and/or campus activities and have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a special payroll (temporary) full-time position running from late-July through late-October and requires travel and flexible and irregular hours. As these positions may need to bring informational materials to various locations, incumbents should be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs. These positions may be extended through February 2025 to continue assisting with application review and additional recruitment programs as needed. Determination of an extension is not  guaranteed  and  will be based upon a review of performance and available funding. The University covers all travel expenses related to official UConn recruitment only. This appointment may afford you the opportunity to purchase optional State employee health insurance at group rates.

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter, resume and the list of three professional references with contact information via PageUp at: Search 493625 - Admissions Representative. Please note that this application does not guarantee appointment. Applicants missing any of the requested documentation will not be considered further in the application process. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Successful candidates will be contacted in mid-April to schedule an interview. Questions about this position can be referred to Bryan Feener at bryan.feener@uconn.edu.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-60)


Job Posted on March 18, 2024

Temporary University Specialist
Career Everywhere

The Center for Career Development at the Storrs Campus is seeking applications for a Temporary University Specialist position. This position will support the Career Everywhere program, which spreads awareness and integration of career development and career competencies more broadly across campus. The Career Everywhere program also provides an opportunity to bring those members of the Career Everywhere community together for training, discussions, and brainstorming around career issues as they relate to UConn students in an effort to continue learning from one another and providing more comprehensive and specific information to our students.

In support of Career Everywhere, the Center for Career Development sponsors a Career Champion Program that connects and engages faculty, staff, alumni, and employer partners who are actively assisting students in determining and reaching their career goals. This position will support the Career Everywhere and Career Champion programs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support in the coordination of the Center’s Career Everywhere & Career Champion programs including the development, planning, implementation, and hosting of annual and special events (in-person and virtual).
  • Benchmark and compile research regarding Career Everywhere programming, training, and curriculum.
  • Review and analyze data and reports and make recommendations with Career Everywhere and Career Champion Program.
  • Assist with the data collection and management using a CRM System and various technologies such as Qualtrics and Kuali Build.
  • Support all programming scheduling operations including the Center’s Calendar of Events for the Career Champion Program.
  • Update and develop presentations using PowerPoint and Canva and write leader’s notes for Career Champion programs.
  • Develop content for monthly newsletter, Career Everywhere Happenings, and write blogs for career.uconn.edu.
  • Develop and deliver customized training for the Center’s staff and career champions.
  • May supervise student interns.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication, adept at public speaking, strong organizational abilities, and skilled in data management.
  • Comfortable interacting individuals from diverse academic backgrounds, including faculty, staff, undergraduate, and graduate students.
  • Ability to independently manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel, as well as Zoom.
  • Willingness and desire to learn and comprehend diverse technologies utilized in career development.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a 6-month appointment with opportunity for renewal. This position is 17.5 in-person hours per week. Hours will be between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM; Monday – Friday (Flexibility available for hours worked). Some after-hour shifts may be required.

TO APPLY

Send résumé, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to careerchampions@uconn.edu.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-56)


Job Posted on March 14, 2024

Statewide Project Coordinator
UConn Extension
Hartford County Office

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment and the Department of Extension at the University of Connecticut are seeking one part-time project coordinator to support a CT DEEP funded project. The funded project aims to increase the capacity of underserved municipalities in the State of Connecticut to apply for and obtain Urban and Community Forestry grant opportunities.

The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Urban and Community Forestry Assistant Extension Educator and the Urban and Community Forestry Assistant Professor of the University of Connecticut, with input from the CT DEEP Urban and Community Forestry Coordinator. The main role of the hire is to liaise with Connecticut communities, engaging with public stakeholders, NGOs, and the general public in five underserved municipalities of the state to determine community-informed nature-based solutions and pathways to increase participation in Urban and Community Forestry opportunities. The successful applicant will complete planning, record keeping, and program related tasks at the Hartford County Extension Center in Farmington or, alternatively, the UConn Hartford Research on Resilient Cities, Racism, and Equity, whichever is preferred by the applicant due to proximity and convenience.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify and reach out to local organizations to establish strategic partnerships from project success.
  • Coordinate and facilitate in-person and virtual meetings with key stakeholders (municipal staff and the public), which includes coordinating food, childcare, and translation services.
  • Take meeting notes/track attendance and compile contact lists.
  • Deliver program evaluation through mix methods surveys pre-and post- workshops and compile results.
  • Assist with outreach or promotional activities.
  • Confer weekly with supervisor(s) regarding program delivery and activities.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision to organize community and stakeholder workshops.
  • Attend required trainings.
  • Maintain agreed upon hours which may include evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to follow instructions to meet project goals.
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism and work as a team to meet program goals.
  • Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating projects of any kind.
  • Experience planning in-person and virtual events and meetings.
  • Familiarity with urban and community forestry concepts.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Demonstrated organizational, time management, and communication skills.
  • Previous experience in computer skills, especially Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated experience managing, coordinating, and facilitating discussions with stakeholders.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s or Ph.D.
  • Experience in working with diverse and at-risk populations.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a part-time, 6-month appointment with an anticipated start date of March 2024. Monthly compensation is estimated at $3,666 for an average of 80-90 hours of work per month. The position may be extended for another 6 months.

The successful candidate must have their own reliable transportation and must be available to meet regularly with supervisors.

TO APPLY

Please send a letter of interest, resume and names of three references to Dr. Mayra Rodriguez at the Hartford County Cooperative Extension Center (mayra.rodriguez_gonzalez@uconn.edu).

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-55)


Job Posted on March 14, 2024

Research Technician in Functional Genomics
Erceg Lab
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and Institute for Systems Genomics

Finishing your studies? Thinking about next steps? This position may be for you. The computational position in the Erceg laboratory is ideally suited for applicants looking for a gap year after their graduation to develop and enhance their research skills.

We are looking for a highly motivated Research Technician to join the Erceg Lab in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology & Institute for Systems Genomics at the University of Connecticut. Our group is interested in understanding genome organization and gene regulation in multicellular organisms using genomic and imaging approaches. Our research lies at the intersection of genomics, genetics, developmental biology, and evolution.

The successful applicant will gain experience in going from a biological question, writing an effective script to data interpretation including use of command line, python, conda-supported virtual environment, and high-performance computing cluster resources. In addition, the applicant would be expected to obtain knowledge about the research area, further computational biology skills related to data analyses, and enhance their presentation skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design, perform, and interpret computational analyses for genomic studies.
  • General laboratory maintenance (ordering and receiving supplies, etc.) and management of safety protocols and compliance.
  • Inventory management and record keeping.
  • Assist other lab members with projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in life sciences by the start date.
  • Background knowledge of genetics and genomics as demonstrated by field-specific publications, research experience, and/or coursework. Coursework should include foundational courses (or equivalent) in genetics and/or genomics.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Motivation to work independently and collaboratively in a group setting.
  • Effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity with command line and Python would be welcome, but not required.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a temporary, 6-month, position with the possibility to extend.

TO APPLY

Please include in your email to jelena.erceg@uconn.edu a letter of interest, contact information for three references, your current CV and transcript. 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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-51)


Job Posted on March 13, 2024

Research Technician in Quantitative Imaging of Functional Genome Organization
Erceg Lab
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and Institute for Systems Genomics

Finishing your studies? Thinking about next steps? This position may be for you.

The position in the Erceg laboratory is ideally suited for applicants looking for a gap year after their graduation to develop and enhance their research skills.

Fine-tuned chromosome organization and gene expression represent a key to achieve diverse cellular identities. Despite the emerging view of genome organization that complements transcription globally, visualization of the fascinating folding and regulation of a large genome within a small nucleus is still limited. The Erceg laboratory is interested in understanding how integrity and positioning of genome contribute to establishment and maintenance of cell fates using cutting edge imaging approaches.

The successful applicant will gain experience in designing oligonucleotide probes to visualize genomic regions, followed by microscopy on application-specific instrumentation combined with in-depth image analyses. In addition, the applicant would be expected to obtain knowledge about the research area, technical skills on sample preparation and data analyses, and enhance their presentation skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design, perform, and interpret experiments and computational analyses for genomic and imaging studies.
  • Work with Drosophila.
  • General laboratory maintenance (ordering and receiving supplies, etc.) and management of safety protocols and compliance.
  • Inventory management and record keeping.
  • Assist other lab members with projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in life sciences by the start date.
  • Background knowledge of genetics and genomics as demonstrated by field-specific publications, research experience, and/or coursework. Coursework should include foundational courses (or equivalent) in genetics and/or genomics.
  • Hands-on lab experience with standard molecular biology approaches and demonstrated ability to execute complex, multi-step protocols. Interested applicants should ideally have some prior experience using microscopy.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Motivation to work independently and collaboratively in a group setting.
  • Effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a temporary, 6-month, position with the possibility to extend.

TO APPLY

Please include in your email to jelena.erceg@uconn.edu a letter of interest, contact information for three references, your current CV and transcript. 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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-52)


Job Posted on March 7, 2024

Research Specialist
REINVENT-PT Lab

The REINVENT-PT Lab (REhabilitation INnoVations & Emerging Novel Technologies in Physical Therapy, Principal Investigator (PI): Dr. Sudha Srinivasan) within the Physical Therapy program in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut (UConn) is seeking a Research Specialist to be part-time (20 hours per week) or full-time (40 hours per week) to manage operations and coordinate scientific as well as administrative efforts relating to several research projects in the Lab. The candidate recruited for this position will be expected to work in-person and report to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Srinivasan, at the REINVENT-PT Lab located in the Kinesiology building on the Storrs campus.

The REINVENT-PT lab is interested in understanding developmental trajectories of individuals with neuro-developmental disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down Syndrome, and Intellectual Disability across the lifespan. We are interested in studying how infants and children with developmental disabilities explore their physical and social environment compared to typically developing peers, as well as the cascading effects of motor difficulties on a child’s social communication and cognitive development. Based on our understanding of the developmental trajectories of individuals with disabilities, our goal is to develop multisystem, engaging, evidence-based, behavioral interventions and assistive technologies to empower the lives of people with disabilities. We are interested in developing motivating interventions that harness an individual’s intrinsic interests/preferences in positive ways to bring about sustained behavior change.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties and responsibilities include, but may not be limited, to:

  • Organizing and managing daily Lab operations.
  • Participant recruitment (via phone calls, emails, outreach efforts), participant screening, and scheduling testing/training sessions.
  • Data collection with participants in the Lab and outside the Lab (in and around CT).
  • Data entry, record keeping for research data, and assisting with data analysis, data visualization, and data interpretation.
  • Working/collaborating with research assistants (undergraduate and graduate students) and assisting in research tasks, including analysis and coding of collected data and data dissemination.
  • Overseeing and checking the work of student researchers; assisting students with their work; maintaining progress records of students on a weekly basis and updating the PI during weekly meetings; maintaining communication with student researchers.
  • Assisting the PI on preparing and editing/proof-reading reports relating to ongoing projects, including helping with Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocol renewals and amendments; compiling data for progress reports on ongoing grants; compiling data for submission of records to clinicaltrials.gov, compiling data for presentations, etc.
  • Ordering and maintaining Lab supplies; maintaining inventory of Lab equipment and supplies.
  • Managing Lab communications (phone, email, website, social media platforms).
  • Providing support as needed in the Lab’s operations.
  • Contributing intellectually to the Lab’s research efforts and participating in exchanges of ideas to help advance the Lab’s research agenda.
  • Assisting and supporting the PI with research-related tasks on projects as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in any of the following fields: psychology, allied health, biology, exercise science, physiology and neurobiology, education, cognitive science, communication sciences, and nursing. Students with clinical doctoral degrees e.g., doctor of physical therapy (DPT) or doctor of occupational therapy (DOT) are strongly encouraged to apply. Students with degrees in any other field may be considered provided they have relevant experience in the fields of pediatrics, healthcare, or developmental disabilities.
  • At least 6 months experience working with individuals (infants, children, youth, or adults) with developmental disabilities in a clinical or research setting.
  • Prior experience and knowledge of different aspects of research, including designing a study, obtaining approval for human subjects research, recruitment of participants, data collection, data analyses, data management, and data dissemination (e.g., writing abstracts, reports, papers, etc.).
  • Ability and willingness to work hard and learn new concepts, with great attention to detail.
  • High levels of motivation, passion for research, and academic curiosity to excel.
  • Willingness to take the initiative in designing and solving research-related problems.
  • Ability to devise creative solutions to research-related problems and work independently (without constant supervision) on research-related tasks.
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills and ability to work as part of an inter-disciplinary team.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and leadership qualities to work with research staff and students in the Lab.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities/responsibilities, work under pressure, and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in using MS-Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); summarizing data using tables and charts; creating reports to summarize key findings from the data.
  • Ability to complete CITI training (related to research ethics, compliance, and safety) for human-subjects research (details will be provided by the PI prior to start of the appointment).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in the use of statistical and analytical software packages such as SPSS/STATA/SAS and MATLAB®.
  • Proven experience in working/collaborating within teams and ability to respond to a wide range of inquiries from student researchers.
  • Experience working in a clinical setting.
  • Knowledge of motion tracking systems and their use for measuring upper and lower extremity kinematics.
  • Experience with content creation (for social media, Lab website).

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This appointment can be a part-time or full-time, temporary position for an initial period of 6 months starting in Summer 2024. There is the possibility of renewal dependent upon Lab needs and available funding. Wage will be commensurate with experience and will likely be $17-$25 per hour.

This position requires available transportation and the willingness and ability for the successful candidates to drive their own car to travel within 1.5 hour driving distance from UConn for data collections.

This position also requires the ability to work occasionally on weekends (for data collection when families come to the Lab for testing/training sessions); note that the PI will provide a week’s advance notice in case of data collection scheduled over the weekends.

TO APPLY

Please submit a curriculum vitae (describing educational qualifications, trainings/certifications, and relevant work/research/professional experience), cover letter (describing why and how your interests align with our work), and contact information for three professional references to: sudha.srinivasan@uconn.edu. Please use the following subject line for your application: “Research Specialist Position in REINVENT-PT Lab.”

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Successful 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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-50)


Job Posted on February 23, 2024

Temporary University Specialist (Part-Time Reading Coach/Coordinator)
Neag School of Education

The Department of Educational Psychology within UConn’s Neag School of Education invites applications for a Temporary University Specialist position. The Reading Coach will partner with interventionists and elementary educators to support them in the implementation of data-based individualization (DBI). DBI is used as a way to track students’ reading growth through progress monitoring and intervention adaptations.

The Reading Coach/Coordinator will be part of the research team at UConn as well as working with our elementary school partners to support them in DBI implementation. This includes attending school team meetings to discuss student data and intervention adaptations and demonstrating enthusiasm and commitment towards this work.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Commit to up to 25 hours per week. This time will vary depending on the number of elementary schools on your coaching caseload.
  • Co-facilitate DBI meetings with educators and administrators at CT elementary schools.
  • Provide support in progress monitoring and data analysis.
  • Help guide educators in making changes to intervention plans based on student needs.
  • Observe reading lessons and coach educators in how to use effective reading practices.
  • Show commitment and enthusiasm with internal and external partners.
  • Travel to Storrs for on-campus team meetings (as needed) and to elementary schools in CT. Elementary school site visits will occur 2-3 times every six weeks with some weeks requiring more frequent visits than others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in elementary classroom, intervention, and/or coaching experience with active involvement on the school-based leadership team preferred.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based reading practices. Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Interpersonal skills (communication, problem solving, conflict management, collaboration). Strong organizational skills.
  • Experience using technology such as Microsoft Office (especially Excel), Google Docs (especially spreadsheets) and the ability to learn how to use new technology quickly with few errors in the learning process.
  • Flexibility with hours and the ability to adapt to project changes.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and desire to grow in knowledge and skill.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This temporary position is between 5-25 hours per week. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with work experience and skills. This is a part-time position with the possibility of extension dependent on program needs and available funding.

TO APPLY

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Sumita Saluja - sumita.saluja@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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-49)


Job Posted on February 13, 2024

Full-time International Professional Development and Exchange Specialist (Temporary University Specialist)
School of Law
Hartford, CT

The University of Connecticut School of Law is seeking applicants for a full-time International Professional Development and Exchange Specialist (IPDES) for LLM students (domestic and international), international JD students, and international exchange students.  This is an in-person SPAR position with a six-month contract with potential to renew on a part-time basis.  This position reports to the Director of Graduate Programs and Admissions.

The specialist will provide comprehensive professional development counseling and guidance to LLM students, both domestic and international, as well as international JD students and non-degree students. In this role, the specialist will work with LLM and JD international students in professional development and the techniques of obtaining experience and employment, as well as creating, managing and evaluating career development programs and activities. As part of this effort, the specialist will network with international alumni to build international opportunities for our students and in general support of Graduate, International and Non-JD Programs.  The specialist will also provide guidance and support to JD students pursuing international exchange programs. Finally, the specialist will liaise with partner institutions and the Office of Global Affairs to ensure that our partnership agreements are current, to initiate renewals and new agreements where necessary, and to obtain programmatic information from our partners.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Counsels and advises LLM students on professional development and employment opportunities.
  • Develops, designs, prepares, and organizes professional development and employment resources and informational and promotional materials, such as professional development guides and booklets for target groups.
  • Designs, administers, and conducts professional-development workshops, including interviewing, resume development and job search skills.
  • Oversees and monitors the annual LLM career fair, including organizing workshops to prepare students for the event.
  • Designs and implements professional-development sessions for student orientation (fall and spring).
  • Fosters and maintains strong relationships with law school’s alumni network, engaging them in various activities and initiatives.
  • Fosters and maintains strong relationships with local companies, law firms, non-profit organizations, and individuals, connecting students with potential employment and networking opportunities.
  • Organize networking events, panel discussions, and workshops, inviting LLM alumni to share their professional experience and insights with current LLM students.
  • Coordinate the international exchange program (inbound and outbound); provide advising and guidance to students participating in exchange programs.
  • Assist in the development and cultivation of partner schools and institutional relationships, liaising with partner institutions and the Office of Global Affairs to ensure that partnership agreements are maintained.
  • Participate in Law School orientation planning and organization.  Be present for orientation and help with related logistics.
  • Provide comprehensive support services to graduate and international students and respond to various student concerns as they arise.
  • Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least one year of experience in legal recruiting, academic advising, human resources, or career services in higher education or a public or private sector context.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication techniques.
  • Strong public speaking, writing, and group facilitation skills.
  • Experience working with diverse populations such as international students, international employees and a demonstrated interest in international travel or international living experiences.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • JD and/or Master’s degree in counseling, higher education, student affairs, student personnel, or a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • At least four years of professional legal experience or law school clinical experience, higher education career services, or other relevant setting.
  • Knowledge of technologies related to career development.
  • Experience studying abroad.
  • Experience with electronic media and marketing initiatives.
  • High level of ability and experience using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, specialized career service database software (e.g., Symplicity) and online resources.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time position, at 35 hours per week, located at the Law School in Hartford, CT.

TO APPLY

This is a temporary, full-time position offering a six-month contract for 35 hours per week with possibility of renewal, depending on performance and funding availability. To apply, send a resume, cover letter, contact information for three professional references and a letter of interest that explains how your skills and experience match the qualifications required and the duties and responsibilities of the position and any preferred qualifications.

Send application materials to Yan Hong at yan.hong@uconn.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately. Priority will be given to applications received by March 5, 2024.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-47)


Job Posted on January 10, 2024

Separations Technologies Laboratory Technician

Connecticut Center for Applied Separations Technologies

The Connecticut Center for Applied Separations Technologies focuses on applied research in the field of liquid and gas separation technologies, evaluating potential solutions to separation challenges for industrial clients, as well as government grant-funded research. The successful candidate will be responsible for fabricating test systems, performing laboratory tests, and assisting in report writing under limited supervision, including providing support to faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students in lab set up.

The position will be located at the Storrs campus working under the direction of Professor Jeffrey McCutcheon.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The position requires the following (depending on work assignment) under general supervision:

  • Proactively maintain the safety and security of the work area, yourself, and your co-workers.
  • Maintains and provides materials needed for experiments and/or research, performs safety inspections, and provides technical support.
  • With guidance, fabricate test systems and establish procedures for their operation. Oversee others in system fabrication.
  • Assist in the development of analytical methods, conduct specialized testing per customer requirements, evaluate data, install/troubleshoot laboratory instruments, and meet project deliverables.
  • Coordinate membrane sample receipt, movement, proper storage, and retention.
  • Ensuring strict compliance with data integrity principles (accurate records/measurements/calibrations, etc.).
  • Maintain, service, calibrate and repair equipment and instruments based on knowledge of equipment, instrument operation, and experimental requirements.
  • Prepare solutions, standards, materials/chemicals for analysis and experimentation.
  • Compile, summarize, analyze, and report experimental/test data and information with understanding of broad research objectives.
  • Support daily laboratory operations including maintaining chemicals and supplies, documentation, housekeeping, and maintain effective working relationships with site staff.
  • Support laboratory administrative activities, including interfacing with vendors and UConn procurement associates to support the ongoing projects within the lab.
  • Maintains an adequate inventory of laboratory supplies. Determines costs and generate order requests.
  • Implement laboratory specific safety inspections and policies, ensure adherence to UConn EH&S procedures.
  • Ensure proper chemical labeling and management.
  • Coordinate with building officials to ensure the uninterrupted operation of the laboratory.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3 years of technical experience in a laboratory or similar environment.
  • Demonstrated safety awareness and adherence to standards and practices working with materials laboratory.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify potential safety issues and propose solutions.
  • Strong computing skills, including experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent teamwork, interpersonal, and communication skills, including flexibility to accommodate change, positive attitude, and willingness to mentor/train other personnel.
  • Strong organizational skills with effective time and task management, including repetitive tasks.
  • Strong work ethic with ability to quickly learn new tasks and integrate them into workflows; ability to meticulously follow detailed instructions and adhere to complex procedures.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10+ years of technical experience in a laboratory or similar environment.
  • Working knowledge of inorganic and organic chemistry.
  • Experience with membrane technology.
  • Experience choosing materials for extreme condition applications in the membrane separations field.
  • General knowledge of pressure, temperature and flow transmitters, conductivity, and pH meters.
  • Basic plumbing knowledge for liquid and gas applications.
  • Basic electrical knowledge.
  • Knowledge of blueprints and experience coordinating with a metal shop.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a temporary, 6-month position (max. 40 hours per week) with the possibility to extend. The hourly rate will be $25-$35/hour based on experience.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates are invited to send a resume and letter of interest addressing the qualifications and needs of the position to edward.wazer@uconn.edu.  Review of material begins immediately and will continue until 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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-42)


Job Posted on December 14, 2023

Advisor (Temporary University Specialist)
College of Engineering

The College of Engineering at the University of Connecticut is seeking a special payroll, part-time, temporary, Advisor at the Storrs campus for 20-25 hours per week. The majority of the work is in person with an opportunity to work some hours remotely in accordance with the University’s Alternative Work Arrangements policy and authorization.

This Advisor would join a dynamic team of Academic Advisors, higher education, and student development professionals by training, that primarily advise first and second year engineering students in registering for their foundational coursework, determining a preliminary plan of study, understanding, and interpreting academic policies, and navigating the nuances of their transition to the college experience. Additionally, the Advisor counsels students regarding appropriate educational and career goals and provides administrative oversight for the coordination and implementation of programs intended to increase student retention and academic success.

This position will report to the Director for the Undergraduate Program and will serve one or more academic departments within the College of Engineering. In addition to advising current engineering students, the Advisor will review plans of study, assist students on scholastic probation with academic recovery advising, and complete other related departmental responsibilities. The College of Engineering seeks a highly independent and team-oriented advisor, with creative ideas about student support and development, to fill this Advisor role.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deliver group advising in collaboration with the advising team and hold individual advising appointments with students to discuss course selection, degree progression, and support related to holistic student success.
  • Assisting the Advising Team in the delivery of the Summer Orientation program, including delivering a short presentation, discussing academic requirements, advising students about fall courses, and assisting with fall registration in the Student Administration system.
  • Advises a caseload of engineering students in personalized curriculum decisions including the appropriate choice of courses, scheduling of courses, selection or change of major or minor, waiver of requirements/deadlines, and related matters. Advising happens in both group advising and one-on-one formats.
  • Works with students on academic warning or probation to develop strategies to improve academic standing. Actively participates in determining the dismissal of students in academic jeopardy.
  • Refers students to other student success services such as Career Services and Counseling and Mental Health Services, as appropriate. Communicates and collaborates with other campus partners, both academic and holistic, to support engineering students.
  • Audits student records to determine progress toward meeting academic requirements, probationary requirements, and eligibility to graduate.
  • Serves as resource for students, faculty, parents and guardians, and others with questions about programs or academic policies.
  • Creates, maintains, and appropriately updates files, records, and student documentation and assists in compiling reports. Maintains confidentiality.
  • Performs related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • 0-2 years of post-graduate experience advising, counseling, or teaching.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to relate well to students, families, faculty, and other campus partners.
  • Ability and knowledge to support STEM undergraduate students, with an appreciation for the rigor of their academic experience.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This position is anticipated to be 20-25 hours per week for a 6-month appointment with the possibility of an extension. The targeted hourly rate is $20, commensurate with experience. A standardized schedule falling between the core operating hours of (8:00 am – 5:00 pm) weekdays is planned, with an anticipated start date as soon as possible. The modality of this position is hybrid - the majority of the work will be in-person, but some hours each week may be remote in accordance with the University’s Alternative Work Arrangements policy and authorization. The primary campus for this position is Storrs, though this advisor at times may support students from multiple campuses.

TO APPLY

For full consideration, candidates should email a resume and the names and contact information of three professional references to shoshana.armington@uconn.edu.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-40)


Job Posted on December 6, 2023

Visiting Clinical Instructor of Law
Law School

The University of Connecticut School of Law invites applicants for a visiting position to serve as the Teaching Fellow in its Housing and Eviction Defense Clinic, an intensive law school clinical program focusing on housing cases and eviction defense, beginning in early 2024 and going through August of 2024. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position. There is no assurance of continued employment. This position will offer an attorney with an interest in clinical teaching and housing law the opportunity to teach, supervise students and work with experienced faculty members in a law school clinical program.

The School of Law is especially interested in candidates who will add to the diversity of our faculty and community. We welcome applications individuals underrepresented in the legal academy, as well as candidates with experiences, backgrounds, and viewpoints that will enrich the diversity of our community. 

The Housing and Eviction Defense Clinic is one of 19 clinics and field placement programs operated by the Law School, including a robust in-house clinical program that comprises clinics focusing on asylum, criminal defense, tax, intellectual property, transactional practice and animal law, and clinics run in partnership with non-profits affiliated with the law school that focus on child advocacy, criminal defense, environmental law, elder law, veterans’ benefits, and disability rights. UConn Law was an early leader nationally in clinical legal education, and its clinics and field placement programs continue to garner recognition statewide for training lawyers and providing outstanding service to members of the community.

Additional information about the clinics at UConn Law School can be found on the Law School’s website, at https://www.law.uconn.edu/academics/clinics-experiential-learning/clinics-field-placements.  A recently-published short book, “Born Fighting: Clinical Education at the University of Connecticut School of Law,” traces the clinic’s fifty-year history: https://today.uconn.edu/school-stories/new-book-describes-history-uconn-law-clinic/.

This is an exciting opportunity in a clinic that has an immediate impact on tenants and trains future eviction defense attorneys. Position duties include conducting client intake interviews and making referrals, providing short advice to unrepresented tenants, planning and co-teaching clinic classes and supervising clinic students’ casework. The fellow will work closely with the Clinic’s faculty director and will have opportunities to collaborate with faculty and students in the Law School.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A J.D. degree.
  • Membership in the Connecticut bar or the ability to become a member within two months of hire (Connecticut’s bar admission rules allow faculty members to be admitted without taking the Connecticut bar examination in some circumstances).
  • Excellent written and oral communication and advocacy skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest or pro bono legal work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Clinical or other relevant teaching experience.
  • Experience in housing and/or eviction defense law.
  • An outstanding law school and/or law practice record.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

The position is at the Law School campus in Hartford. This is a non-tenure track position. Annual salary is $70,000. Benefits include health insurance and research support.

TO APPLY

Applications must be submitted by email to the search chair at  jessica.rubin@uconn.edu.  Please include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, list of three references, and a writing sample. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-37)


Job Posted on November 16, 2023

Theater Company/House Manager
Connecticut Repertory Theatre

The University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts Connecticut Repertory Theatre (“CRT”) seeks a full-time temporary Theatre Company/House Manager. The Company/House Manager provides company management services for CRT guest artists and serves as lead House Manager for all CRT Productions. Duties include artists’ services, administration, volunteer management, sales and marketing, and theater event management. This position requires the ability to work flexible hours during the production season, including nights and weekends, as required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinates travel and housing for CRT guest artists and manages CRT artists services and hospitality.
  • Administers Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and other contract hiring, reports, and related documents for University and URTA artist engagement services.
  • Manages Front of House services for CRT events and serves as lead House Manager.
  • Oversees and maintains health and safety protocols for theatre patrons and ensures ADA compliance.
  • Manages CRT concessions and merchandise inventory and sales.
  • Recruits, coordinates, trains, and oversees student workers and community volunteer ushers.
  • Supports theater marketing and public relations and assists in theatre outreach and promotion.
  • Coordinates photography for CRT publicity, marketing, and archival purposes.
  • Oversees playbill design and build for productions, ensuring adherence to branding and style guide requirements, page allowances, and production deadlines.
  • Collaborates with the Managing Director and Theatre Box Office Manager to design and execute patron appreciation events, opening night receptions and the annual season launch event.
  • Assists the Managing Director in the performance of theatre administration, program activities and special projects.
  • Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Two to four years of related professional experience.
  • Demonstrated, exceptional customer service experience, 1 – 2 years.
  • Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and regularly exercise judgment.
  • Computer literacy with the ability to use Microsoft Office and related programs.
  • Willingness to work irregular and flexible hours.
  • In-state travel required.
  • Valid driver’s license required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Three to five years of experience in professional theatre or performing arts organization.
  • Demonstrated experience managing/supervising staff and/or volunteers 1 – 2 years.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising student workers.
  • Ability to work calmly in a fast-paced environment.
  • Working knowledge & familiarity with graphic and publication software (INDD, Photoshop, Canva, etc.).

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a 35-hour per week, temporary position located on the Storrs campus. The initial appointment will begin as soon as possible and continue through the Spring 2024 semester. The hourly rate is $25 per hour. The position requires flexible night/weekend hours during CRT performances and special events.

Individuals hired on Special Payroll do not receive benefits, although they may purchase medical coverage at group rates. Minimal parking fees are incurred at all UConn campuses.

Compensation will be issued in biweekly increments, with the first paycheck issued approximately one month following the date of hire. A delay in the proper submission and processing of timely paperwork may result in a delay of the issuance of payment.

TO APPLY

Please submit a current resume, contact information for three professional references, and a letter of interest to michelle.polgar@uconn.edu. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Successful applicants 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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-31)


Job Posted on November 9, 2023

Instructional and Academic Specialists in Accounting
Department of Accounting
School of Business

The Department of Accounting at the UConn School of Business seeks academically and professionally qualified candidates to serve as instructional and academic specialists for our undergraduate and graduate programs. Recruitment is ongoing and applicants will be considered for future semester course planning. Responsibilities vary, but typical duties include grading, instructional support, and guest instruction during class sessions for the instructor of record. The work may be done remotely including guest instruction during class sessions. Please visit our website for more information about the School of Business.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A CPA or earned bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field and relevant industry or research experience related to the course content. Previous instructional experience in an online synchronous and/or asynchronous modality.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

An earned master’s degree in accounting or other terminal degree in an area relevant to the field; previous educational or teaching experience of relevant courses at an AACSB accredited institution.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

These are temporary positions designed to meet specific instructional needs. The employment term will not exceed one semester, with the possibility of re-hire depending on program needs and available funding. Successful applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview.

TO APPLY

Please submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter indicating the following: what accounting areas you feel qualified to support; and your general availability (days, time of day). These items and any other relevant materials should be submitted to acct@uconn.edu. This is a pool posting. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled. Applicants may be offered positions in future semesters.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-26)


Job Posted on November 6, 2023

Assessment Research Technician
Physical Activity to Heal Back Pain (PATH)
UConn Storrs and UConn Health-Farmington

The Physical Activity to Heal Back Pain (PATH) is seeking applicants for the position of part-time Assessment Research Technician. The weekly time commitment for this study is variable. We are looking for an individual with a high degree of flexibility in their schedule who can commit to up to 15 hours of work/week, including potentially evening and weekend time, during peak data collection periods. These periods are typically about 3 weeks in duration and occur every six weeks.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a multi-disciplinary bio-behavioral research project. Research activities include:

  • Consenting participants into the study (training provided).
  • Collecting human subject data (i.e., assessment, bio-specimen collection including blood draws).
  • Entering data into research databases.
  • Organizing and transporting samples on campus and between UConn Health and UConn Storrs, and processing bio-specimens. We will provide training in sample processing. Travel time will be compensated.
  • Track data collection efforts and communicate with the administrative research team.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor’s degree in health-related fields (i.e. Nursing, Pre-Medicine, Human Development and Family Sciences, Psychology, or others).
  • Training in and experience with drawing blood.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented and excellent at administrative tasks.
  • Able to occasionally work nonstandard hours (e.g., evenings, weekends), depending on data collection needs.
  • Has transportation and can travel if needed (e.g., traveling between UConn Health and UConn Storrs).

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a temporary, part-time opportunity (maximum 15 hours per week) on-site and in person at UConn Storrs and UConn Health-Farmington through Spring 2024. The position is initially for the Fall semester, but extension is expected for the Spring 2024 semester and will be based on funding and performance, with the possibility of future academic semester renewals.

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to crystal.park@uconn.edu. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Successful applicants 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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-22)


Job Posted on September 25, 2023

Mobile Seaweed Laboratory Technician (Research Technician)
Connecticut Sea Grant Program

The Connecticut Sea Grant program seeks qualified applicants for the position of Research Technician – Aquaculture. Under the direction of the Associate Extension Educator for Aquaculture, the Research Technician will assist with the assembly, operation, and maintenance of a mobile seaweed laboratory, as well as assist with grant-funded research projects. The position will be based in the Sea Grant Office within the Lowell B. Weicker Jr. Marine Sciences Building, UConn-Avery Point in Groton, although some of the work will be off-site including out-of-state, requiring overnight travel.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with outfitting the mobile seaweed laboratory.
  • Assist with producing seeded kelp string.
  • Provide research assistance investigating preservation techniques of kelp sorus tissue.
  • Assist with drafting a seaweed production manual and video.
  • Assist with creating a curriculum for in-person seaweed production training workshops.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in marine science or related environmental science degree.
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in a related field.
  • Knowledge of basic laboratory skills and techniques.
  • Experience and comfort working in the field.
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to skillfully multi-task.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
  • Working knowledge and proficiency in:
    • Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, Slides) and Sharepoint/OneDrive
    • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with cultivating sugar kelp or other species of seaweed.
  • PADI Open Water or equivalent dive certification.
  • Comfort/experience hauling an 8’X14’ trailer.
  • Experience developing material for workshops and providing/assisting in providing subject matter training.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a 30-32 hours per week, temporary position with the initial appointment expected to start as soon as possible. The duration of this position is six months, with the expectation to be continued for a duration of eighteen months through July 2025 based on performance and available funding.

Due to the special nature of this appointment, there is no guarantee of continuing beyond the specified end date. Please be aware that there may be circumstances that could necessitate ending employment earlier.

The hours per week will vary with season and/or activity and may include occasional evening or weekend commitments. Mileage to any non-Avery Point locations will be reimbursed in accordance with UConn Travel rules. The hourly rate is $30/hour. Individuals hired on Special Payroll do not receive benefits, although they may purchase medical coverage at group rates. Minimal parking fees are incurred at all UConn campuses.

Compensation will be issued in biweekly increments, with the first paycheck issued approximately one month following the date of hire. A delay in the timely submission and processing of required paperwork may result in a delay in the issuance of payment.

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to anoushka.concepcion@uconn.edu.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-17)


Job Posted on September 18, 2023

Medical Assistant
Student Health and Wellness

Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) at the University of Connecticut is seeking per diem Medical Assistants to join our Clinical Services Team.

Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, APRN and/or Physician, the Medical Assistant performs delegated functions as a member of the patient care team to provide a variety of services, including to support POCT testing processes and follow-up functions to ensure smooth operations. These activities contribute to meeting the health care, safety and comfort needs of our students, and are performed in accordance with all existing regulatory, state, and department standards, policies, and procedures.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains smooth and efficient patient flow.
  • Supports the patient check-in and check-out processes.
  • Supports the patient appointments schedule.
  • Provides appropriate procedural support following department specific guidelines.
  • May perform routine procedures i.e., vital signs, height, weight, visual acuity, urine testing, in accordance with protocols.
  • Accurately documents patient information. Demonstrates accuracy in basic data entry and data retrieval of paper/electronic patient records.
  • Instructs patients as outlined for basic diagnostic procedures/treatments/specimen collections.
  • Refers patients to appropriate provider/nursing staff when special needs are identified.
  • Performs daily Quality Controls (QC) for all Point of Care (POC) testing.
  • Obtain specimens, accurately performs and records patient POC testing per policy. Reports pertinent observations to nurse and/or provider.
  • Charts activities in the record; participates in implementation of care plans.
  • Prepares space and work area for various clinics, including stocking of rooms and carts.
  • Inventories and orders equipment.
  • Provide cross-coverage for administrative roles, including answering phones and performing clerical work as needed.
  • Support off site Vaccination Clinics or other Health and Wellness event with SHaW.
  • Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of an accredited Medical Assistant Program (CAAHEP or ABHES).
  • Current registration as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) by AAMA or an equivalent certifying body.
  • Two years of experience in a hospital, medical facility or office setting as a nursing assistant or medical assistant.
  • Knowledge of medical assisting practices.
  • Knowledge of relevant policies, procedures, routines.
  • Considerable interpersonal skills.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure deadlines and a rapidly changing environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Phlebotomy experience.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

The hourly rate is $22.00/hour, no benefits. Looking for 12-16 hours a week. The working locations of this position may include regional campuses.

TO APPLY

Please send your resume with an email expressing your interest in the position to Laurie Loehr at laurie.loehr@uconn.edu.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-15)


Job Posted on August 11, 2023

Temporary University Specialist
School of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Connecticut, School of Pharmacy invites applications for a part-time Temporary University Specialist. Under the supervision of the Administrative Coordinator, the specialist will perform duties related to administrative functions, payroll, travel, student support and academic services for the Department Head, Director of Graduate Studies, Faculty and Ph.D. students.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and issue renewal graduate assistantship offer letters and supplemental description of duty forms.
  • Ensure accurate and timely data entry of payroll-related information for graduate assistants.
  • Maintain accurate and organized records related to the graduate assistantships.
  • Assist in coordinating departmental seminars which includes composing seminar flyers, completing travel arrangements, expense reports, and travel reimbursements for invited seminar speakers.
  • Provide travel support and guidance to the Department using the Concur travel management system.
  • Secure conference rooms reservations as needed.
  • Perform routine administrative duties for the Department and the Department Head as needed.
  • Assist the Administrative Coordinator to process and manage hires for faculty, postdocs, special payroll, and student employees within the department as needed.
  • Serve as backup to the managing of the graduate application system “Slate”.
  • All other duties deemed appropriate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of 1-3 years of experience in a progressively responsible administrative support position.
  • Ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word and Excel.
  • Ability to handle and maintain confidential information and documents.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-4 years of administrative experience.
  • Proven ability to work independently and make sound judgements.
  • Experience with Concur travel management system.
  • Familiarity with and ability to learn UConn Payroll and HR systems.
  • Familiarity with and ability to learn various University online systems such as Kuali, HuskyBuy and HuskyDM.
  • Demonstrated excellence with regard to attendance, punctuality, and reliability.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a part-time temporary position with a flexible schedule of 21-28 hours per week during the hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm. The position is a six-month renewable position depending on funding. $20.00-$25.00/hour based on experience.

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: Deirdre McAvoy at deirdre.mcavoy@uconn.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Targeted start date of October 1, 2023 or sooner.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-10)


Job Posted on August 3, 2023

Research Technician
Center for Clean Energy Engineering

Reporting to Leonard Bonville, the incumbent will be responsible for activities related to test stand assembly and cell testing, sample fabrication, laboratory set-ups building and testing, and a range of analytical services to clients across multiple industries in fuel cell and electrolyzer technology.

Under limited supervision, safely performs analysis, testing and fabrication of fuel cell and electrolyzer, and establishes/builds instrumentation and testing set-ups.

Experience with R&D, laboratory operations, chemical handling, and lab safety.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The position requires the following (depending on work assignment) under general supervision:

  • Proactively maintain the safety and security of the work area, yourself, and your co-workers.
  • After needed training, independently assembles electrolyzer test stands and performs equipment qualification testing.
  • After needed training, independently fabricate fuel cell and electrolyzer electrodes and membrane electrode assemblies.
  • Independently build sophisticated cell test systems following established methods and non-standard analytical procedures with guidance, all per established quality and controls requirements.
  • Assist in the development of test methods, conduct specialized testing per customer requirements, meet project deliverables, evaluate data, and install and troubleshoot laboratory instruments/data.
  • Coordinate sample receipt, movement, proper storage, and retention.
  • Ensuring strict compliance with data integrity principles (accurate records/measurements/calibrations, etc.).
  • Maintain, service, calibrate and repair equipment and instruments based on knowledge of equipment, instrument operation, and experimental requirements.
  • Prepare solutions, standards, materials/chemicals for analysis and experimentation.
  • Compile, summarize, analyze, interpret, and report experimental/test data and information with an understanding of broad research objectives.
  • Support daily laboratory operations including maintaining chemicals and supplies, documentation, housekeeping, and maintaining effective working relationships with site staff.
  • Support laboratory administrative activities.
  • Expected Level of Proficiency:
    • Strong safety awareness and adherence to standards and practices working with advanced instrumentation in a materials laboratory; ability to identify potential safety issues and propose solutions.
    • Strong computing skills, including experience with word processing, spreadsheets, presentation packages, chemistry software, instrument automation, sample tracking, and data handling.
    • Strong teamwork, interpersonal, and communication skills, including flexibility to accommodate change, positive attitude, and willingness to mentor/train other personnel.
    • Strong organizational skills with effective time and task management, even for repetitive tasks.
    • Strong work ethic with the ability to quickly learn new tasks and integrate them into workflows; ability to meticulously follow detailed instructions and adhere to complex procedures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in materials or chemical engineering or a related field.
  • 2+ years of technician experience.
  • Experience with R&D, laboratory operations, chemical handling, lab safety.
  • Experience with analytical methods (e.g. XRD, EDS, SEM, etc.).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and work ethics.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Microscopy and spectroscopy experience.
  • Experience and knowledge of fuel cells and electrolyzers.
  • Electrochemistry knowledge.
  • CAD experience.
  • Experience in benchtop system assembly for testing systems data analysis and processing experience.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a temporary, 6-month position (40 hours per week) with the possibility to extend. The hourly rate will be $30/hour.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates are invited to send a resume and letter of interest addressing the qualifications and needs of the position to leonard.bonville@uconn.edu.  Review of material begins immediately and will continue until 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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-07)


Job Posted on July 25, 2023

Temporary CDL Drivers
Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences

The Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (IBACS) seeks temporary CDL drivers to be part of a driver pool for a 2012 IHC Navistar LifeLine Mobile® Laboratory. This is a straight truck with an automatic transmission and air brakes. This driver position is responsible for round trip transports of the mobile laboratory from the UConn Storrs Campus to a defined location in Connecticut and/or the greater New England area, with a focus on destinations that reach underserved communities and public gathering spaces. The exact destinations of the research and outreach events are subject to change.

The driver must arrive in advance of the trip to inspect and if necessary, fuel the vehicle and change the water in the water reservoir. The driver is responsible for transporting the vehicle, with its contents, to a defined location where they will then be responsible for safely parking and stabilizing the vehicle and preparing its systems for use- such as deploying the bump-out and starting the diesel generator. The driver will remain on duty for the duration of the event and support the research and outreach team in using the vehicle’s systems. Upon completion of the event, the driver is responsible for preparing the vehicle for travel and safely returning the vehicle, along with its contents, to the UConn Storrs Campus.

This is an on-call part-time truck driving job that is perfect for licensed CDL Class A or B drivers seeking supplemental income and looking for anywhere from 0 to 12 hours a week based on the Institute’s needs. Drivers with flexibility to work weekday evenings and weekends are encouraged to apply. The truck will be reserved for events by research faculty and other UConn community members. To accommodate their varied schedules, our Institute is establishing a driver pool with multiple drivers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare, drive, and safely operate the vehicle from the UConn Storrs Campus to a defined location.
  • Map out driving routes ahead of time to determine the most expedient trip and adjust the route to avoid heavy traffic or road construction, as needed.
  • Pre-inspect the truck.
  • Ensure there is sufficient gas in the tank for the trip to and from the destination, and to run the generator for the needed timeframe.
  • Stay on duty and remain with the vehicle during the research or outreach event.
  • Assist the research and outreach teams with using the vehicle’s systems.
  • Report any equipment issues.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Relevant CDL.
  • Experience operating similar vehicles for work purposes.
  • Compliance with all road and transport rules.
  • Ability to drive safely irrespective of the weather or time of day.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is an on-call part-time truck driving job. Salary will be $35 per hour but is subject to change if the candidate is a retired State of Connecticut employee, in order to comply with retirement employment regulations.

TO APPLY

Please submit a resume to Crystal Mills at crystal.mills@uconn.edu. For any questions, contact Crystal Mills, IBACS Coordinator.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including drug testing, as well as a criminal background check. Additionally, based on the CDL license requirement, employment of successful candidate will be contingent on a FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse review. The successful candidate may be required to participate in random drug testing.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-06)


Job Posted on July 18, 2023

Research Writer/Editor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Working with the School of Engineering’s (SoE) Manager of Communications and Digital Strategy, this Writer increases public visibility for the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME). Through stories written for the ME Department’s website, other University publications, media relations, and departmental internal and external documents, the Writer/Editor writer helps promote the ME Research enterprise, including major awards, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Identifying news, interviewing sources, writing, and pitching stories are all part of the process. Additionally, the Writer will work with colleagues to leverage news across School and University’s communication platforms – audio, visual, and social media. He or she will also manage the departmental social media presence.

The Research Writer/Editor must be an energetic, creative, and dedicated contributor who is accessible and responsive to faculty, staff, and students, and fosters collaboration and an organizational culture that promotes diversity and inclusion. Experience in higher education, research development, technology commercialization, and industry relations are a plus.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Proactively identify and suggest research story ideas for the ME website and print/digital media, for coverage in UConn Today, the University’s official news source, as well as other publication in consultation with the SoE Manager of Communications and Digital Strategy.
  • Develop and write profiles of ME faculty, students, and staff, showcasing their work and impact.
  • Contribute, write, and edit content for the ME’s internal, external, and digital publications, including the Annual Report, marketing materials, and special projects.
  • Cultivate stories and content for monthly digital newsletters to stakeholders and the research community.
  • Develop content for and monitor ME, SoE, and UConn social media platforms, including Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Identify and suggest professional opportunities to stay relevant in the field and participate in those, as approved.
  • Adherence to UConn’s style guide and brand standards.
  • Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, public relations, or a related field.
  • Experience as a reporter, media relations, or public relations professional.
  • Excellent interviewing and writing skills, as demonstrated by writing samples.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work flexible hours, manage, and organize workload.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in higher education.
  • Knowledge of the higher education research process.
  • Experience or background writing about STEM-related and/or entrepreneurial topics.
  • Knowledge and adeptness of social media.
  • Demonstrated experience writing in Associated Press style.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a temporary position with an hourly rate of $30-$50 per hour (depending on experience) approximately 10 hours per week for 6 months, with the possibility of renewal depending on funding and needs. A hybrid schedule of telecommuting may be possible in accordance with the University’s Alternate Work Arrangements policies.

TO APPLY

Please submit a resume, cover letter, portfolio of your work and contact information for three professional references to Jennifer Simmons at Jennifer.a.simmons@uconn.edu.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR24-04)


Job Posted on June 28, 2023

Academic Specialist
Pre-Professional Advising
Enrichment Programs
Storrs, CT

Enrichment Programs is looking to hire an experienced individual for a temporary position in Pre-Professional Advising. This person will advise undergraduate students and alumni interested in attending law school from the beginning exploration of their options through the law school admission process.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Advise students in developing academic plans to prepare for law school and the legal professions.
  2. Advise students and alumni in the application process and assist students and alumni in gaining admission to appropriate law schools.
  3. Disseminate information to students, advisors, and others, including resources about the legal professions, law school application timelines, LSAT exam, and law-related events on and off campus; continue development of the pre-law advising website.
  4. Oversee and coordinate the Special Program in Law.
  5. Maintain assessment data on student applications and admissions in appropriate formats, including electronic. Maintain databases on pre-law students during their undergraduate and post-graduate stages.
  6. Support a peer advising program for third- and fourth-year students to work with first- and second-year students interested in law.
  7. Speak at orientations, open houses, and other events for current and/or prospective students.
  8. Organize programming to support students’ exploration of and preparation for the legal professions, including events with guest speakers representing different facets of the legal professions. Work independently or in collaboration with other University offices to develop and organize workshops and information sessions on relevant topics, including general admission, applications, letters of recommendation, and strategies for writing personal statements.
  9. Act as spokesperson and liaison for the program both within the University and with pre-law departments at other universities, with law schools, and with other relevant audiences.
  10. Engage UConn faculty in support of pre-law students and activities and encourage course development on topics related to the legal professions.
  11. Advise law-related student organizations, as needed.
  12. May supervise support staff and/or student employees.
  13. May work closely with the UConn School of Law on special projects.
  14. Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in advising undergraduate students or in the legal profession.
  • Ability to travel to UConn regional campuses in a professional capacity.
  • Ability to host and participate in programming and events on evenings and weekends.
  • Experience working with diverse constituencies.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in legal practice and/or education.
  • Demonstrated understanding of law school admissions landscape.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal, and counseling skills.
  • Knowledge of pre-law student population.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize responsibilities and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience with databases, web applications, and electronic communications.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a temporary position with a 6-month appointment, which may be continued pending need and funding. Hours will be negotiated with the Department but will be roughly 14 hours/week during academic semesters and 7 hours/week during summer. The hourly rate is commensurate with experience

TO APPLY

Please send a letter of interest and resume detailing your qualifications relative to the listed qualifications, as well as contact information for three professional references (including name, title, address, phone number and email address), to Anabel Perez Malone via email: anabel.perez@uconn.edu.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR23-62)


Job Posted on June 26, 2023

Returnship Mentor
Climate Change Experiential Learning Program
Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

We are seeking passionate and experienced professionals to join our organization as returnship participants supporting the ClimateWerx program. Returnship roles in this program are focused on mentoring undergraduate students who are passionate about climate change as well as supporting them. This returnship opportunity is designed to support individuals who have taken a career break and are looking to re-enter the workforce while making a meaningful impact in the field of climate change education and mentorship.

As a Returnship Mentor, you will play a crucial role in supporting and guiding undergraduate students participating in our experiential learning program. You will help them develop their knowledge and skills in the field of climate change, foster their passion for environmental sustainability, and inspire them to become future leaders in addressing the challenges of climate change. 

About ClimateWerx
ClimateWerx is an experiential learning program being piloted during the 2023-2024 academic year by the UConn Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Equipping students of today to shape the futures of tomorrow, ClimateWerx supports students in transforming their passions in climate and sustainability into action by learning, building, and testing. ClimateWerx is a multi-semester experiential learning program consisting of a 2-credit seminar course taught in the Fall of 2023, Entrepreneurial Approaches to Sustainable Climate Action, followed by support in perusing related research labs at UConn, an internship with Connecticut-based climate-oriented startups, or work on developing an idea of their own further in subsequent semesters.

Join our team and make a significant impact on the next generation of climate change advocates, empowering them to tackle the pressing environmental challenges of our time through experiential learning and mentorship. Apply now to contribute your expertise and passion to this meaningful initiative

The Werth Institute “Returnship” program provides individuals who have either retired or were not participating in the paid workforce for an extended period (perhaps due to responsibilities as a caretaker or illness) to be an active participant in the UConn entrepreneurial ecosystem through a part-time, paid internship position. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Mentorship: provide one-on-one mentorship to undergraduate students, offering guidance, support, and constructive feedback to help them achieve their academic and career goals in the field of climate change.
  • Program coordination: assist in the coordination and organization of the experiential learning program, ensuring smooth implementation of various activities, workshops, and projects related to climate change education.
  • Curriculum development: collaborate with program leaders and educators to develop and enhance curriculum materials that align with the program's objectives, incorporating current climate change research and industry trends.
  • Instruction and facilitation: conduct workshops, training sessions, and group discussions to deliver educational content related to climate change, sustainability, and related topics.
  • Network building: establish and maintain relationships with our students, supporting them individually and connecting them with professionals, organizations, and experts in the climate change field to facilitate networking opportunities and potential collaborations for program participants.
  • Progress evaluation: monitor and assess the academic and personal growth of students, providing regular feedback, and creating opportunities for self-reflection and improvement.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Strong passion for climate change issues and a demonstrated commitment to environmental sustainability.
  2. Excellent mentoring and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with undergraduate students.
  3. Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to convey complex concepts in a clear and accessible manner.
  4. Knowledge of experiential learning methodologies and their application in educational programs.
  5. Familiarity with current climate change research, policies, and industry practices.
  6. Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively.
  7. Collaborative mindset and ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  8. Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion principles, ensuring an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a temporary, part-time (maximum of 15-20 hours a week, flexible on commitment) returnship opportunity, for an initial duration of six months, with the possibility of renewal depending on funding and needs. A hybrid schedule of telecommuting may be possible in accordance with the University’s Alternate Work Arrangements policies.

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Zoey England at zoey.england@uconn.edu

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR23-60)


Job Posted on June 16, 2023

Outreach Assistant (Temporary University Specialist)
School of Public Policy

The UConn School of Public Policy is seeking a 20-hour/week Recruiter to lead recruitment efforts for the School’s executive-track Master of Public Administration program (“MPA Fellows”) which is expanding to the UConn Stamford campus for the spring 2024 semester. The Recruiter proactively identifies prospective students and works with them throughout all stages of the admissions process from inquiry to application submission. This position is responsible for working with communicating with prospective students daily, generating new leads with substantial follow-up, maintaining inquiry information in a CRM system, attending in-person and virtual recruiting events, and hosting in-person and virtual information sessions. The position is based at UConn Stamford in Stamford, CT but is part of the School of Public Policy team based at UConn Hartford. In-state travel throughout Fairfield County as well as evenings and weekends will be required in support of program needs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Developing the overall recruitment strategy for the MPA Fellows in Stamford including, but not limited to, information sessions, workshops, and outreach to public and nonprofit sector organizations.
  • Leading and executing regional recruitment initiatives to achieve enrollment goals.
  • Creating, preparing, and updating promotional materials for recruitment, info sessions, event promotions, company visits, and University visits.
  • Developing print, digital, and email campaigns, and web content.
  • Serving as a liaison and first point of contact between prospective students and organizations.
  • Generating leads, establishing, and maintaining relationships with prospective students through calls, emails, meetings, and other initiatives as necessary.
  • Entering lead information into a CRM system and maintaining an inquiry database.
  • Creating reports regarding prospective student data to develop strategic recruitment strategies and identify and document student tracking methods to determine yield rates from various outreach activities.
  • Initiating and maintaining regular communication with prospective students to provide a high level of customer service, as the first point of contact, and counseling prospective students throughout the application process.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability for accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Willingness and ability to work evening and weekend hours on occasion in support of the School, and/or program activities.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience planning and promoting programs or events.
  • Experience utilizing technology in work responsibilities.
  • Experience with customer relationship management (CRM) technology, such as Slate or similar software.
  • Proven experience working well as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated excellent ability to work effectively with students as well as external agencies/groups and the public.
  • Ability to engage, connect, and work with diverse student, administrative, and faculty populations and provide a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in an educational setting.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a part-time, 20 hours per week, temporary position located at UConn Stamford in Stamford, CT.

TO APPLY

Applications should include a current resume, contact information for three professional references, and a letter of interest that explains how your skills and experience match the qualifications required and the duties and responsibilities of the position and any preferred qualifications.

Email application materials to School of Public Policy Director Mohamad Alkadry at mohamad.alkadry@uconn.edu. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Successful applicants 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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR23-57)


Job Posted on May 26, 2023

Research Technician
Institute of Materials Sciences
$30/hr, up to 40 hrs/week

Reporting to Dr. Jasna Jankovic, the incumbent will be responsible for activities related to microscopy and spectroscopy characterization and data processing, sample fabrication, laboratory set-ups building and testing, and a range of analytical services to clients across multiple industries in fuel cell, electrolyzer, and battery technology.

Under limited supervision, safely performs analysis, testing and fabrication of fuel cell, electrolyzer, and battery samples, and establishes/builds instrumentation and testing set-ups.

Experience with R&D, laboratory operations, chemical handling, lab safety.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The position requires the following (depending on work assignment) under general supervision:

  • Proactively maintain the safety and security of the work area, yourself and your co-workers.
  • After needed training, independently performs sample preparation, microscopy and spectroscopy characterization and data processing.
  • After needed training, independently fabricate fuel cell and electrolyzer electrodes and membrane electrode assemblies.
  • Independently build sophisticated analytical test systems following established methods and non-standard analytical procedures with guidance, all per established quality and controls requirements.
  • Assist in the development of analytical methods, conduct specialized testing per customer requirements, meet project deliverables, evaluate data, and install and troubleshoot laboratory instruments/data.
  • Coordinate sample receipt, movement, proper storage, and retention.
  • Ensuring strict compliance with data integrity principles (accurate records/measurements/calibrations, etc.).
  • Maintain, service, calibrate and repair equipment and instruments based on knowledge of equipment, instrument operation, and experimental requirements.
  • Prepare solutions, standards, materials/chemicals for analysis and experimentation.
  • Compile, summarize, analyze, interpret and report experimental/test data and information with understanding of broad research objectives.
  • Support daily laboratory operations including maintaining chemicals and supplies, documentation, housekeeping, and maintain effective working relationships with site staff.
  • Support laboratory administrative activities.

Expected Level of Proficiency:

  • Strong safety awareness and adherence to standards and practices working with advanced instrumentation in a materials laboratory; ability to identify potential safety issues and propose solutions.
  • Strong computing skills, including experience with word processing, spreadsheets, presentation packages, chemistry software, instrument automation, sample tracking and data handling.
  • Strong teamwork, interpersonal, and communication skills, including flexibility to accommodate change, positive attitude, and willingness to mentor/train other personnel.
  • Strong organizational skills with effective time and task management, even for repetitive tasks.
  • Strong work ethic with ability to quickly learn new tasks and integrate them into workflows; ability to meticulously follow detailed instructions and adhere to complex procedures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials or Chemical Engineering or related field.
  • 2+ years of technician experience.
  • Experience with R&D, laboratory operations, chemical handling, lab safety.
  • Experience with analytical methods (e.g. XRD, EDS, SEM, etc.).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and work ethics.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Microscopy and spectroscopy experience.
  • Experience and knowledge of fuel cells, electrolyzers, and/or batteries.
  • Electrochemistry knowledge.
  • CAD experience.
  • Experience in benchtop system assembly for testing systems data analysis and processing experience.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a temporary, 6-month position (40 hours per week) with the possibility to extend. The hourly rate will be $30/hour.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates are invited to send a resume and letter of interest addressing qualifications and needs of the position to jasna.jankovic@uconn.edu.  Review of material begins immediately and will continue until 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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR23-53)


Job Posted on May 16, 2023

Temporary University Specialist (Part-Time Coach)
UConn Neag School of Education

The Department of Educational Psychology within UConn’s Neag School of Education invites applications for a Temporary University Specialist position. The coach will provide job-embedded professional development to interventionists and members of elementary school data teams to support them with the implementation of data-based individualization.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Commit to working 5 - 25 hours per week. This time will vary depending on the number of elementary schools on your coaching caseload.
  • Model implementation of data-based individualization to district and school-based teams.
  • Guide school-based teams in their collection and analysis of data.
  • Guide school-based teams in developing action plans in response to student needs.
  • Provide individualized, educator-based support for intervention implementation.
  • Complete fidelity checks during intervention implementation observations and school-based team meetings.
  • Support with planning for how this work with be sustained and maintained.
  • Travel to Storrs for on-campus team meetings (as needed). Travel to elementary schools located within one hour of Hartford. Elementary schools are in Eastern and Central Connecticut. You can choose the school(s) you work with that are within a reasonable travel range from where you live. Elementary school site visits will occur two to three times every six weeks.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • 7+ years elementary classroom, intervention, and/or coaching experience with active involvement on the school-based leadership team.
  • Deep knowledge of reading development, understanding of evidence-based practices, reading interventions, and data-based decision making.
  • Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Interpersonal skills (communication, problem solving, conflict management, collaboration) to share evidence-based instructional approaches with educators and administrators and provide advice, mentoring, and coaching.
  • Strong organizational skills.

Coaches will support implementation of the data-based individualization (DBI) initiative. They will work directly with the project team and elementary school sites participating in the project. The coach will provide support to the school-based DBI teams and interventionists throughout the course of the project. They will participate in and support with facilitation of the overview training. When the DBI implementation phase begins, a coaching cycle will be initiated. This will consist of a series of meetings. At the initial meeting, the coach will review the DBI process with the school team and work with the school on selection of students. At the next meeting, student progress monitoring data will be discussed along with adaptations to the intervention. The coach will provide modeling throughout the first and second meeting. Then, a gradual release of responsibility will occur because the third meeting is a shared responsibility between the coach and school leadership team members. All subsequent meetings are led by the school team with support from the coach as needed. The third meeting consists of reviewing the adaptations made to the student intervention and discussing implementation fidelity. After this meeting, the coach begins completing site visits to monitor implementation fidelity. At the fourth meeting, the school team discusses if additional students may benefit from DBI. The school team leads this meeting with support from the coach. At the fifth meeting, the cycle begins for a new student, and the school team will lead this meeting along with all other meetings in this cycle.

What is data-based individualization?

Data-based individualization (DBI) is a specific way of implementing intensive intervention using a five-step process that involves intervention, progress monitoring, and adaptation. In step 1, a research-based secondary prevention program is used. The program should be (a) validated by rigorous experimental studies; (b) implemented with groups of students who have not responded to secondary prevention; and (c) one used for secondary prevention but–in DBI–at the student’s instructional level. Initially, interventionists provide small-group or individual instruction with only those adjustments agreed upon in collaboration with the school team. In step 2, progress monitoring is used to track student response to the intervention. Progress monitoring assessments should be (a) general outcome measures (usually) with reliability and validity for target skills; (b) done weekly or more frequently; and (c) used for secondary prevention but–in DBI–is at the student’s instructional level. Progress should be evaluated relative to an aimline based on a pre-defined goal and adequate based on tracking the aimline. In step three, diagnostic assessment data are examined. These data include standardized assessments, teacher-made tests, and observations. Discussion focuses on how the data might reveal issues in the dimensions of the taxonomy. Step 4 involves the creation of a student-specific intensive intervention plan. During the meeting, the school-based team agrees on a plan that is based on the examination of the diagnostic assessment data, focuses on one or more areas of the taxonomy, and includes the ideas most likely to increase achievement. In step 5, the plan developed is implemented, student response to the intervention is tracked, and the school team cycles back to step 3 as needed. The interventionist implements the plan and tracks the student’s progress closely, meeting with the school team every 4-6 weeks to evaluate the student’s performance data relative to the student’s aimline. If progress is adequate, then intervention is continued as is and if the progress is inadequate, the team returns to step 3.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This temporary position is between 5-25 hours per week. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with work experience and skills. This is a part-time position with the possibility of extension dependent on program needs and available funding.

TO APPLY

Please submit a resumecover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Sumita Saluja - sumita.saluja@uconn.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR23-51)


Job Posted on May 16, 2023

Temporary University Specialist
Mental Health Resource Center, Stamford Campus
$25/hr, up to 35hrs/week

Reporting to the Mental Health Case Manager(s), the incumbent will have strong interpersonal skills for managing a reception area with ability to provide empathy and problem solving with a wide variety of students. The successful candidate will also have experience with writing correspondences within an environment of strict confidentiality, appointment scheduling on medical software, and logistical aspects of event planning.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists Clinical Case Manager(s) in the performance of program activities; coordinates program logistics and administrative support for program staff, making adjustments to accommodate priority needs. Assists in outreach programs, workshops, and event planning.
  • Understanding all aspects of front office for the mental health resource center operations, including greeting visitors, student registration, answering phones and inquiries.
  • Assists in scanning confidential documents and scheduling student appointments using PyraMED medical software.
  • Writes and/or edits and disseminates informational, promotional, and occasional materials to support program activities.
  • Regularly communicates with other University offices and external partners to request or provide information or to clarify procedures.
  • Arranges and coordinates aspects of meetings and Mental Health Resource Center events (including space and equipment), performs meeting minutes.
  • Maintains inventory of supplies.
  • Manages office budget and purchase requests.
  • Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated knowledge of working in a front office of a medical or mental health system.
  • Ability to interact skillfully with students who present with mental health concerns.
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills, and attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to work independently and regularly exercise judgment regarding program support and administrative detail and procedures. Ability to exercise sound judgment and work well under pressure.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of related professional experience.
  • Familiarity with medical record systems.
  • Previous experience working in a mental health environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a temporary position with a schedule of up to 35 hours per week for a period of six months, with the possibility of continuation dependent on funding and program needs.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit a resume, a letter of application that demonstrates how you meet the qualifications and requirements of this position, and contact information for three professional references with ­­­Name, Title, Phone, and Email.  Screening will begin immediately. Applications can be sent to stamfordmhrc@uconn.edu.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR23-50)


Job Posted on May 1, 2023

FRAME Lab Coordinator (Research Technician)
Stamford Campus

The UConn Stamford Family Resilience And Mindfulness Empowerment (FRAME) Lab, directed by Dr. Na Zhang in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, is looking for a lab manager/research coordinator beginning as soon as possible.

The FRAME Lab Coordinator will work closely with Dr. Na Zhang and oversee all research-related projects, tasks and activities at the UConn Stamford campus. Responsibilities of the FRAME Lab Coordinator will include:

  • Managing daily laboratory tasks that include research participants’ recruitment, screening, eligibility determination, scheduling of data collection (in the lab, in family homes, or virtual).
  • Overseeing undergraduate and graduate research assistants’ research tasks and activities.
  • Managing and maintaining participant databases, data and research participants’ protection, IRB protocols, expenses- and budgeting-related tasks and activities.
  • Updating lab news on lab website and social media accounts.
  • Attending FRAME lab meetings on a weekly basis (or as needed).
  • Assisting with organizing training events for students.
  • Assisting with organizing outreach events with local communities.
  • Managing data entry and manipulation.
  • Assisting with grant proposals.
  • Assisting with conference abstracts and manuscripts submissions, with opportunities to become a co-author and/or conduct their own independent research projects.

This position is idea for individuals interested in hands-on research after completing a clinically oriented degree in child psychology and/or before pursuing a graduate degree in developmental psychology, clinical psychology, prevention science, or human development and family sciences, public health, or related fields.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Sciences, Psychology, or related fields
  • Past experience working in a research lab that conducts human subjects research
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent ability to work both independently and with others
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Detail-oriented and excellent at administrative tasks
  • Strong skills using Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Able to occasionally work nonstandard hours (e.g., evenings, weekends), depending on data collection needs.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with families and children/adolescents.
  • Analytical skills (e.g., SPSS, R, Mplus, SAS).
  • Experience administering studies in Qualtrics.
  • Experience of conducting psychophysiological research (e.g., heart rate variability, skin conductance).
  • Past experience of conducting family observation research.
  • Has own car and can travel if needed (e.g., traveling to community agencies for research recruitment).

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This position is part-time. The initial appointment would be up to 20 hours per week for six months, with the possibility to extend. Start date is negotiable. The position requires working in the lab at UConn Stamford building located at 1 University Place, Stamford, CT 06901.

Salary: $17-$20/hour depending on experience, 20 hours/week

TO APPLY

Please email a resume/curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and experience (2 pages max), and the names of 3 references to Dr. Na Zhang (nazhang@uconn.edu).

Applications will be received on a rolling basis until 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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR23-49)


Job Posted on March 31, 2023

Administrative Services Assistant (Temporary University Specialist)
Student Health and Wellness
Storrs Campus

Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) on the UConn Storrs Campus is looking for a temporary Administrative Services Assistant to support the mental health team. This is a temporary 6-month position located on the Storrs Campus.

Under the direction of the Office Manager, assist in managing a number of administrative and office coordination functions for Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) Mental Health, including medical administrative intake duties and providing administrative support to overall operations of mental health services.

SHaW is committed to diversity and inclusion, competence in working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations, and awareness of how issues of difference, power, and privilege manifest in higher education environments. The ideal candidate promotes health equity and reduces health disparities by demonstrating and supporting an understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for health equity, social justice, cultural humility, and inclusiveness.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Performs all aspects of front office for the mental health clinic operations, including patient registration, collections of co-pays, scheduling appointments, answering phones and patient inquiries.
  2. Provides administrative support regarding, medication authorizations and refills for prescribing providers.
  3. Obtains insurance benefits, utilizing web portals and complex filing systems, records, and insurance data systems.
  4. Responds to requests for information, provides assistance, and develops strategies for solving a variety of problems of ordinary difficulty, based on knowledge of the procedures, practices and past experience.
  5. Transmits authoritative information and serves as a resource regarding policies and procedures relating to the assigned functions, with responsibility to occasionally interpret such policies and procedures.
  6. Screens correspondence, records and other documents for appropriate action and works with administrators to determine proper response or to resolve problems.
  7. Regularly communicates with other University offices and/or outside agencies to request or provide information or to clarify procedures.
  8. Reviews operating procedures for efficiency and effectiveness; makes minor changes or recommends major changes or improvements; and participates in planning and decisions regarding new or changed procedures.
  9. Performs routine administrative functions of the office; coordinates workflow and processes administrative paperwork.
  10. May be responsible for coordinating and supporting related administrative functions.
  11. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Two years of experience in a progressively responsible administrative support position in a mental health or medical office setting.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of working in a front office of a medical or mental health system.
  4. Ability to independently resolve problems of ordinary difficulty.
  5. Good organizational and interpersonal skills as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills, and attention to detail.
  6. Familiarity with computer systems, as a user.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Previous experience working in a mental health environment.
  2. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software.
  3. Three years of related experience.
  4. Experience with Pharmacy prior authorizations.
  5. Familiarity with mental health insurance benefits.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a temporary special payroll position with an hourly rate of $25.00 and a schedule of approximately 20 hours per week. The start date for this position is as soon as possible and will continue for approximately 6 months. A standardized schedule falling between the core operating hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays is planned.

TO APPLY

For full consideration, candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Laurie Loehr (laurie.loehr@uconn.edu) as soon as possible.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR23-43)


Job Posted on March 10, 2023

Director of Connecticut Community Law Center (Project/Program Specialist)
School of Law

The University of Connecticut School of Law seeks candidates for a half-time position to serve as the Director of the Connecticut Community Law Center (CCLC), a law school project to allow new lawyers to serve low- and moderate-income clients, beginning August 1, 2023.

The School of Law is especially interested in candidates who will add to the diversity of our community. We welcome applications individuals from underrepresented in the legal academy, as well as candidates with experiences, backgrounds, and viewpoints that will enrich the diversity of our community. 

Additional information about CCLC can be found on the Law School’s website, at https://cclc.law.uconn.edu/.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the operations of CCLC, including intake and referral procedures, student volunteer supervision and training of CCLC lawyers.
  • Establish and apply policies and procedures for operation of CCLC.
  • Select and supervise CCLC lawyers and guide them in their law practice.
  • Hire and supervise mentor attorneys to teach classes and train CCLC lawyers.
  • Supervise and teach students who conduct client intake interviews.
  • Manage relations between CCLC and other organizations, including referral sources, courts, bar associations, and legal services organizations.
  • Report to the governing board of CCLC and to the Law School regarding the operation of CCLC.
  • Coordinate CCLC’s work with the Law School’s Career Planning Center.
  • Assist with outreach programs and publicize CCLC.
  • Manage CCLC budget.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • A J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree.
  • A minimum of three years of experience as a practicing lawyer or equivalent experience.
  • Membership in the Connecticut bar.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Clinical or other relevant teaching experience.
  • Experience in supervising law students or lawyers new to practice.
  • A demonstrated commitment to public interest law or pro bono legal work.
  • An outstanding law practice record.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

The position is at the Law School campus in Hartford. Salary will be commensurate with background, qualifications, and experience. This is a half-time, 6-month appointment. Extension of appointment will be based on funding and performance.

TO APPLY

Applications must be submitted by email to the search committee chair at  rachel.reeves@uconn.edu.  Please include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, list of three references, and a writing sample. Review of applications will begin immediately.  Any questions about application materials may be directed to the search committee chair.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR23-35)


Job Posted on March 9, 2023

Temporary Program and Administrative Assistant (Temporary University Specialist)
Student Health and Wellness

Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) on the UConn Storrs Campus is looking for a Temporary Program and Administrative Assistant to provide administrative, operational, and program support to the health promotion team. The successful applicant must be able to work independently and manage the completion of various administrative and program support tasks in a fast-paced, highly relational environment.

SHaW is committed to diversity and inclusion, competence in working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations, and awareness of how issues of difference, power, and privilege manifest in higher education environments. The ideal candidate promotes health equity and reduces health disparities by demonstrating and supporting an understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for health equity, social justice, cultural humility, and inclusiveness.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide administrative support to the Director of Health Promotion and Community Impact including meeting coordination, general correspondence, and projects of an administrative nature.
  • Respond to office inquiries, manage office voicemail, and email correspondence.
  • Support the coordination of department events and programs.
  • Provide support for recruitment activities such as candidate correspondence, interview coordination, search committee meeting coordination, and assisting with job promotion and advertising.
  • Troubleshoot IT, payroll (e.g., HuskyTime) and facilities issues.
  • Work with Director to manage program budgets, as well as process purchasing and other financial transactions to support team programs and events.
  • Other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree and one year of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with the ability to solve problems efficiently and effectively.
  • Proficient with standard Microsoft Office applications and web-based meeting technology.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and oral, written, and electronic communication skills.
  • Knowledge of HuskyBuy and ProCard policies.
  • Experience in complex meeting coordination and taking minutes.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a temporary special payroll position with an hourly rate of $25.00 and a schedule of approximately 35 hours per week. The start date for this position is as soon as possible and will continue for approximately 6 months. A standardized schedule falling between the core operating hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays is planned.

TO APPLY

For full consideration, candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Laurie Loehr (laurie.loehr@uconn.edu) as soon as possible.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR23-42)


Job Posted on March 6, 2023

College Advisor
Center for Access and Postsecondary Success

University of Connecticut College Advising Corps (UConnCAC) is an affiliate of College Advising Corps, a national non-profit organization that works to increase the rates of college enrollment and completion among low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented high school students. In partnership with AmeriCorps, UConnCAC seeks to hire recent college graduates to serve as college advisers in high-need high schools. As members of a national movement, UConn College Advising Corps college advisers will help students in underserved communities realize their dreams of attending college. College advisers will report to CAC Director and to an on-site liaison in their respective high school placement sites. Advisers will be expected to tailor programs and activities to support the achievement of school-based targets related to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to increase college enrollment and persistence for students. Advisers will undergo a mandatory month-long training in advance of their appointment from expert professionals on topics of college access, admissions, financial aid and scholarships, test preparation, and working with diverse populations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Be a recent college graduate within the last five years, with an earned bachelor’s degree.
  • Ability to make a commitment for a full-time Monday-Friday position.
  • Be able to report to an assigned public high schools in the State of Connecticut.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and some experience working in a college or an educational environment.
  • Some experience working with teenagers, community organizations, summer and/or academic programs.
  • Demonstrate maturity, good judgment, patience, and commitment to providing educational opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time position. Advisers will undergo a mandatory training in advance of their appointment from expert professionals. Successful completion of a criminal background check and Minor Protection Training are required.

Benefits

  • This is an AmeriCorps volunteer position with a living allowance estimated at $29,000.
  • Annual Education Award (can be used to pay student loans or graduate school expenses).
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance.

TO APPLY

Interested applicants should email a cover letterresume, and three references to Courtney Witherspoon at courtney.witherspoon@uconn.edu. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until positions are filled. Please visit https://servect.org/americorps/ to learn more about the College Advising Corps.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR23-41)


Job Posted on March 6, 2023

Academic Specialist - Agricultural Education
Neag School of Education & College of Agriculture, Heath, and Natural Resources

The Neag School of Education and the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut invite applications and nominations for a part-time, Academic Specialist based in the Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates (TCPCG). The successful candidate will join a dynamic Agricultural Education program and engage in a variety of tasks related to teaching and advising Agricultural Education candidates enrolled in TCPCG across four campuses (Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury), and teaching courses. TCPCG graduates earn Connecticut Teacher Certification and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Psychology (for Special Education students).

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 14 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution. It is ranked among the top public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a position as Academic Specialist in the Teacher Education department.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The successful candidate, guided by the Director and Associate Director of Teacher Education and working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and others in the Neag School of Education and the  College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources, will support the successful implementation of the Agriculture Education program, including advising students currently enrolled in the program, teaching one course, and promoting the integration of theory and practice in Agriculture Education through maintaining strong K-12 school placements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Currently working as a certified Agricultural Education teacher in a Connecticut public school.
  • Master’s degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years of classroom teaching experience at the elementary, middle, or secondary level.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a range of education stakeholders, including teachers, principals, school leaders, teacher educators, coaches/mentors, and prospective teachers.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Direct experiences in and/or commitment to supporting student learning in culturally and linguistically complex settings.
  • Leadership experience in K-12 schools as a teacher or administrator with the potential to contribute to the ongoing support and development of partnerships between public schools and the Neag School’s teacher preparation program.
  • Success with developing field-based and clinical experiences for beginning teachers to learn from practicing teachers.
  • Success with teaching seminars designed to support the learning of prospective teachers.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a part-time position with an anticipated start date of May 2023. This is a one-year appointment with option for renewal for a second-year dependent on successful performance of duties. The successful candidate will receive a $10,000 stipend in addition to adjunct salary for teaching one course in the Agriculture Education program.

TO APPLY

In order to apply for the position, please email the following materials to ageducationacademicspecialist@uconn.edu:

  • A cover letter that addresses the qualifications,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • All academic transcripts,
  • Contact information for three professional references.

Evaluation of applicants will begin on March 24, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates, please visit the Department’s website at http://teachered.uconn.edu/.

Questions may be addressed to Dorothea Anagnostopoulos, Associate Dean, Neag School of Education at dorothea.anagnostopoulos@uconn.edu and  Kristen Govoni, Associate Dean, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources and Director, Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture at Kristen.govoni@uconn.edu.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR23-38)


Job Posted on February 20, 2023

Temporary University Specialist
School of Social Work

The University of Connecticut School of Social Work (SSW) is seeking applicants for a full-time (temporary) position as a Temporary University Specialist in the Office of Student Academic Services (OSAS). The School of Social Work offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate levels, and offers classes to non-degree students, as well as certificate programs and workshops. Under the direction of the Director of Student Academic Services, this position provides administrative and program support for OSAS and serves as a resource for students, faculty, and staff on student admission and academic matters.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provides administrative and program support for OSAS and serves as a resource for students, faculty, and staff on student admission and academic matters.
  2. Responds to inquiries from students, staff, and others on matters relating to administrative procedures and policies, making referrals as appropriate.
  3. Serves as a liaison between SSW students and other University offices and communicates regularly with University offices regarding student admission and academic matters.
  4. Manages general office operations; processes and maintains necessary paperwork, records, and student files.
  5. Collaborates with the OSAS director and staff in the promotion and implementation of programs/events, overseeing management of specific programs/events assigned, and establishing procedures necessary to implement such programs/events.
  6. Advises MSW and BSW students in matters relating to admission, registration, course selection, program plans, and graduation requirements; troubleshoot and resolve conflicts with course scheduling and registration.
  7. Processes applications for admission with established guidelines and timelines.
  8. Responds to written, telephone, and in-person inquiries and requests for information on degree programs, admission requirements, registration, advising, orientation, graduation, etc.
  9. Supervises and assigns tasks to OSAS work-study students.
  10. Manages and responds to inquiries from sswstudentservices and sswadmissions email accounts.
  11. Manages SSWSoapbox weekly email digest.
  12. Conducts course audits for MSW and BSW students.
  13. Assists with student orientation and graduation activities.
  14. Helps to prepare recruitment materials and assists in recruitment activities as needed.
  15. Manages confidential records in a professional manner.
  16. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 2-3 years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide administrative and program support.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and regularly exercise judgment regarding a wide variety of administrative and student matters.
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proficient writing and communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Excel, etc.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Work experience in a college or university academic setting.
  • Familiarity with University of Connecticut/State of Connecticut regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Familiarity with student records systems, such as PeopleSoft and Slate.
  • Familiarity with student academic regulations, policies, and procedures.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This position is 35 hours per week. The salary is 18.00 per hour. The appointment term is six months (March 1, 2023, to September 1, 2023).

TO APPLY

Please submit a letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Henry Cantu (henry.cantu@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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR23-34)


Job Posted on February 3, 2023

Scientific/Technical Writers
School of Engineering
Research Development

The Research Development office within the School of Engineering seeks multiple applicants with scientific, technical, or grants writing/editing experience to join the Engineering Proposal Team. The Proposal Team’s goal is to help faculty submit compelling written narratives in order to secure grant funding for their proposed research projects. Upon hiring, employees will report to the Engineering Research Development Officer; hiring is on a continuous basis now through June 30, 2023.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Use the Microsoft Teams application to communicate and coordinate with the RD Officer when the Proposal Team receives a request for grant proposal support from the faculty applicant/Principal Investigator (PI).
  • Review grant solicitation format and content requirements; coordinate with PI and update proposal drafts to ensure requirements are met in the proposed research summary and narrative.
  • Communicate with PI to adjust timeline and editing support needed per grant proposal.
  • Bi-weekly tracking and submission of hours spent on each project for billing purposes, subject to supervisor approval.
  • Substantive editing: determine the clearest and most logical way to present information for greatest reader comprehension, including suggestions for improved content flow/structure; proposals tailored to the audience; consultations with the faculty applicant to ensure specialized topics and details are appropriately communicated and addressed.
  • Mechanical editing/copy editing: spelling, punctuation, and grammar error corrections; sentence revision for clarity or concision; address inconsistencies in tone, spelling, format, etc.; check that word choice is appropriate; ensure the proposal follows grant format requirements; and proofread final copy before submission.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Technical and/or grant writing experience.
  • Fluency in common office software.
  • Ability to pay attention to details.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to share and explain feedback.
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment; time management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, work independently, and be a self-starter.
  • Willingness to take on new challenges and build on current skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • STEM industry or academic experience.
  • Proficiency and/or willingness to learn specialized editing programs (e.g., Overleaf).

*Note that project management opportunities for proposal projects can be discussed based on experience and interest; predetermined increased hourly rates will be allowed for projects that require this skillset.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a temporary special payroll position with an hourly rate of $50.00, commensurate with experience, and a schedule of 3 hours to 35 hours per week. The start date for this position is anticipated to be February 15, 2023, and will continue until June 30, 2023.

TO APPLY

For full consideration, candidates should email a resume, cover letter, two (2) writing samples, and contact information for two (2) professional references to Christina Ryan at (christina.ryan@uconn.edu).

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR23-32)


Job Posted on February 2, 2023

Research Technician
Department of Kinesiology
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

The Movement for Life Lab within the Doctor of Physical Therapy program is seeking a full-time (30-40 hour) in-person Research Technician to coordinate and manage the operations of several research projects and research assistants. This position will report to the Principal Investigator, Dr. Colón-Semenza, at the Movement for Life Lab based in the Kinesiology building on the Storrs campus.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Include but are not limited to:

  • Organize and managing daily operations.
  • Order, maintain lab equipment, and supply inventory.
  • Event planning and implementation.
  • Maintain accurate records of meetings and events.
  • Scheduling (lab meetings, lab events, research participant appointments).
  • Manage lab communications (phone, email, website, social media platforms).
  • Provide general support of the lab’s operations.
  • Research related tasks.
  • Assist with recruitment and management of research participants.
  • Data entry and data collection.
  • Assist experiment procedures.
  • Oversee student researchers.
  • Assist with other projects as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Ability to problem solve and work independently.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle conflicting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience working well as part of a team.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual in Spanish (written and spoken).
  • A degree in Exercise Science, Allied Health, or related fields.
  • Experience working with older adults.
  • Experience managing a laboratory.
  • Experience working in a clinical setting.
  • CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Microsoft Office/Teams proficiency.
  • Experience with RedCAP.
  • Experience with content creation (e.g., Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Canva).

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, temporary position for an initial period of six months, with the possibility of extension dependent upon program needs and available funding. Wage will be commensurate with experience and will likely be $18-$25 per hour.

TO APPLY

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to: movementforlifelab@gmail.com. Please reference search HR23-30 in your application. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Successful 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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR23-30)


Job Posted on January 27, 2023

Public Service Technician
UCAELI

Under the direction of the UCAELI Director, the successful candidate will provide English language instruction to adult learners of English on the Storrs campus.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Teaches up to five UCAELI courses on the Storrs campus in a semester depending on student population and teacher availability.
  • Participates in orientation activities and provides initial language proficiency assessments of students during the first week of the semester/session.
  • Develops a course syllabus for each assigned course which takes into consideration the proficiency levels of the enrolled students and includes the following from the UCAELI Curriculum: course description, course objectives, and student learning outcomes.
  • Develops, administers, and scores mid-term and final projects and assessments for each course.
  • Keeps accurate records of students’ participation, including class attendance and proficiency scores on assignments, projects, and presentations.
  • Follows UCAELI policies and procedures regarding student attendance and participation.
  • Completes mid-term and final evaluations for students and meets with students individually to provide the evaluations and feedback.
  • Submits final proficiency scores and final checklists for conditionally admitted students according to established deadlines.
  • Submits final grades into the Peoplesoft Administration System.
  • Attends regularly scheduled meetings with the UCAELI instructors and staff.
  • Conveys important information about students and issues that may arise to the UCAELI Director and UCAELI Core Instructor in a timely manner.
  • Participates in professional development activities.
  • Performs related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • TESOL Certificate or coursework towards a Master’s degree in TESOL and teaching experience with adults.
  • Experience using authentic materials in the ESL classroom.
  • Demonstrated understanding of learner-centered approaches to language learning.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in TESOL or a closely related field.
  • At least one year of teaching experience with adults in a university setting.
  • Demonstrated expertise in writing course objectives and learning outcomes.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a temporary position and compensation will be issued in biweekly payments with an hourly rate determined by past teaching experience. The start date for this position is anticipated to be May 22, 2023, and will continue until August 18, 2023. There are no paid benefits associated with this position; however, the temporary position may afford the individual an opportunity to purchase optional state employee health insurance at group rates.

TO APPLY

For full consideration, candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Jeannie Slayton via email at Jeannie.Slayton@uconn.edu by April 1, 2023.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR23-29)


Job Posted on January 12, 2023

Affinity Collaborative and Community Center (ACCC) Program Assistant
Office of Student Services
UConn Stamford

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Student Services, the incumbent will assist in the administration of the Affinity Collaborative and Community Center (ACCC) and its programs, activities, and events that are designed to promote understanding, awareness, and cultural exchange and provide assistance to its constituent groups including historically excluded and marginalized groups.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Provide mentorship and guidance to traditionally and historically marginalized students and student organizations.
  • Assist in developing and implementing ACCC policies, procedures, goals, and objectives.
  • Assist with developing a peer mentoring program and course centered on historically excluded and marginalized groups, including first-generation and underrepresented college students.
  • Coordinate and/or plans educational, social, and recreational programs and events such as lectures, discussion groups, workshops, seminars, and orientation.
  • Develop programs and educational activities designed to increase engagement, develop a welcoming community, and foster diverse discussion; host at least two monthly DEI events/activities.
  • Collaborate with Student Activities Coordinators and Event Services staff when planning large scale or campus-wide events and programming.
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate ACCC student employees.
  • Complete other duties and special projects as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in psychology, human development and family sciences, or education.
  • A minimum of one to two years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with the public, students, faculty, staff, and external agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Team-oriented and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good organizational skills as well as effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Willingness to work irregular and flexible hours.
  • Knowledge of issues related to constituency to be served.
  • Knowledge of program development.
  • Strong computer literacy and demonstrated ability in office software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Publisher.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This temporary position may require up to 35 hours per week and is funded for 40 weeks with an hourly wage of $20-25 during the academic year. This is a part-time position with the possibility of extension dependent on program needs and available funding.

TO APPLY

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Luis Ramos at stamfordstudentservices@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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR23-28)


Job Posted on December 12, 2022

Clinical Phlebotomist
UConn Student Health Services

The University of Connecticut at Storrs Student Health Services is seeking a credentialed phlebotomist for a temporary position with a minimum of 24 hours a week through the end of the spring 2023 semester.  Under the supervision of a designated health professional, s/he shall be responsible for patient specimen collection and processing.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Draws blood from patients and completes specimen processing of blood samples.
  • Engages in specimen processing of urine, feces, and other bodily fluids and tissues.
  • Reviews test orders for accuracy and recommends test selection when appropriate.
  • Obtains results from referral labs.
  • Maintains inventory for specimen collection and point of care testing.
  • Ensures appropriate maintenance and calibration of all instruments used for specimen processing; monitors the currency of service records of all instruments as required by regulatory agencies.
  • Ensures the proper disposal of bio-hazardous waste generated by the clinical drawing station, including collection, packaging, labeling, handling, tracking, and documentation in accordance with OSHA standards.
  • Assists in quality control and other required tests to meet state certification standards; records quality control and quality assurance activities.
  • Participates in quality improvement projects and initiatives.
  • Assists in patient appointment scheduling and instruction when appropriate.
  • Performs related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Phlebotomy certification.
  • Three to five years of related experience.
  • Must have a demonstrated understanding of and stated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity issues.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a temporary position based in Storrs with a work schedule of a minimum of 24 hours weekly with an hourly rate of $18.00. This position will run through mid-May, with the possibility of continuation.

TO APPLY

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Laurie Loehr, Student Health and Wellness Recruiting Specialist, at laurie.loehr@uconn.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR23-26)


Job Posted on November 14, 2022

Executive Assistant (Temporary University Specialist)
Office of the Provost 

The Office of the Provost seeks a temporary Executive Assistant to provide support for the spring 2023 semester to cover a leave of absence. The Executive Assistant will manage event planning and coordination, provide staff support for committees, facilitate program review procedures, and support other projects, as needed. Dependent on the availability of the selected candidate, this position may work 20-40 hours per week and may be approved to work remotely, in a hybrid format, or fully in-person.

Working under the direction of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives, the Executive Assistant will provide temporary support for the spring 2023 semester. The Provost’s Office seeks an incumbent to manage regular tasks and independent projects related to a wide range of programs and initiatives that may involve event planning and coordination, committee and task force management, review and evaluation of academic affairs programs, and other projects. This position reports directly to the Executive Assistant to the Provost and works in partnership with the senior leadership team in the Provost’s Office to provide high-level logistical support to initiatives, committee operations, and special projects.

The successful candidate will be adept at planning and prioritization, tactful communication, and team coordination in a fast-paced environment. This position is expected to maintain positive public relations, serve as an essential point of contact for academic affairs matters, and exhibit discretion, sound judgment, and acumen in obtaining and providing information.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Serves as a project manager for key Provost’s Office programs and initiatives, timing tasks for completion, setting deadlines, organizing and managing events, creating and managing shared digital workspaces and document storage, and working with Provost Office administrators to obtain and align necessary resources.
  • Manages and coordinates all aspects of relevant logistics and programming for events, programs, and projects. Logistics include travel arrangements and reimbursements for guests, event planning, scheduling of committee meetings and preparing meeting agendas, responding to routine inquiries and progressing workflows, participating in the review and development of project inputs and outputs, and other activities as needed.
  • Assists in the management and tracking of correspondence and routine communications to internal and external constituents. May be responsible for drafting and disseminating correspondence on behalf of the Vice Provosts and Provost. May be responsible for updating and managing website content.
  • Initiates and maintains contact with key personnel to ensure effective exchange of information between project, event, or initiative stakeholders, senior management, and staff. Intervenes when necessary to keep a project on task while maintaining unity among team members through a collaborative and diplomatic approach.
  • Serves as principal source of information for academic affairs initiatives, diplomatically and effectively delivering information and providing resources to administrators, faculty, students, and external constituents as needed on the full range of routine business matters related to programs and activities in scope, applying prescribed policies and procedures.
  • Provides direct administrative support to assigned Vice Provosts, including managing up to ensure progress on assigned initiatives, processing travel expense reimbursement, scheduling and calendar support for initiatives in scope, ensuring execution of action items, and support for other items in the scope of the Vice Provost’s portfolio.
  • Establishes and tracks program budgets and coordinates with the Director of Budget and Finance and specialized University units to ensure timely and compliant payment of expenses and reimbursements. Oversees a system of accounting and fiscal record keeping in accordance with standard accounting practice and as established by the unit head.
  • Contributes to the overall staff support of the Provost’s Office, assisting staff colleagues as needed, such as event, program, and project support; regularly contributes suggestions for efficiencies, process changes, and other resources to support effective operations of the Provost’s Office.

RELATED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking: The ability to thoughtfully and thoroughly leverage institutional knowledge, resources, and partners to effectively solve complex operational problems.
  • Collaborative Governance: The mindset that we achieve more as a university when we leverage the skills and experiences of units institution-wide. The ability to interface with and motivate stakeholders from diverse backgrounds. Possesses the listening and negotiation skills necessary to encourage team feedback, lead meetings, and solve problems.
  • Proactivity: The ability to identify and pre-empt problems early and de-escalate them by recommending administrative solutions.
  • Prioritization and Task Management: The ability to manage competing priorities, evaluate the urgency of requests, set realistic and attainable expectations, and recommend target execution within the full scope of the given workload.
  • Productivity, Planning, and Time Management: Is proficient in office productivity software such as Office365 Suite, Microsoft Teams, Google Apps, etc. for collaboration, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, email, etc. Works with project leads to identify and prioritize tasks and establish clear tactics and objectives. Executes tasks and creates documentation as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Three years of administrative experience supporting an executive administrator, providing direct and autonomous program support, managing projects to completion, or in a related administrative capacity.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two years of experience managing projects, events, or initiatives.
  • Two years of professional experience in higher education administration or a related administrative capacity, with demonstrated progression in responsibilities and duties.
  • Familiarity with the operations and governance of the University of Connecticut, obtained by either working or volunteering at UConn.
  • Proven business acumen commensurate with the needs of an executive office including the ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment to resolve complex issues and prioritize routine and high-level tasks and demands.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish relationships with a variety of constituents on behalf of the Provost.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Teams, SharePoint, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a temporary position for a period of six months. Dependent on the needs of the selected candidate, this position may work 20-40 hours per week, and may be approved to work fully in person, remotely, or in a hybrid format subject to authorization and University policy.

Pay rate $20.00 - $27.00 per hour, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TO APPLY

Please submit a resume and cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the qualifications and requirements of the position to alexis.cassan@uconn.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by November 21, 2022.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR23-24)


Job Posted on September 13, 2022

Disability Service Professional (Temporary University Specialist)
Center for Students with Disabilities

The Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at the Storrs campus seeks applications for a Disability Service Professional (DSP). The DSP engages in the interactive process with students requesting accommodations, their faculty and campus staff to determine if the student is considered a student with disability and if so, the reasonable and appropriate academic and residential accommodations. This position coordinates accommodations and services for students with permanent and/or temporary disabilities to ensure that all University programs, activities, and services are accessible. The successful candidate will work with a fair amount of independence, within the goals and objectives established by the CSD. The incumbent will be sensitive to and have an understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds of University students and staff while establishing and maintaining a positive working relationship with constituents and colleagues. The DSP assists in ensuring that all University entities comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 and other relevant state and federal legislation.

The UConn Division of Student Affairs is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion; competence in working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations; and awareness of how issues of difference, power, and privilege manifest in higher education environments. The ideal candidate promotes equity and inclusion by demonstrating and supporting an understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation for social justice, cultural humility, and inclusiveness.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages an assigned caseload of students with permanent and/or temporary disabilities by engaging in the interactive process with students, faculty and staff as indicated.
  • Collects and interprets medical and educational documentation for assigned caseload in order to make a determination of disability and to identify reasonable and appropriate accommodations on a course-by-course basis; determines appropriate and effective accommodations, which do not fundamentally alter the program of study.
  • Documents engagement through detailed notes in the interactive process with students, faculty and staff in the determination and coordination of accommodations in CSD’s database.
  • Collaborates with Accommodations and Assistive Technology accommodation teams to ensure that approved academic accommodations are coordinated with students, faculty, and staff. The coordination of accommodations may include: testing accommodations, provision of assistive technology and auxiliary aids, recruitment/hiring readers, and/or scribes, alternate media, captioning, etc.
  • Oversees activities in collaboration with other departments across the campus to ensure equal opportunity for access to academic and co-curricular programs at the University for assigned students.
  • Makes recommendations to faculty, staff, and departments regarding the University’s academic and programmatic obligations under the law and University guidelines for students with disabilities; collaborates with appropriate campus constituents regarding scholastic probation, dismissal, extension of academic deadlines, readmission, withdrawal from the University, etc.
  • Serves as a liaison and a resource for students with disabilities; provides information to students regarding their legal rights and responsibilities; collaborates and consults with faculty and staff regarding academic accommodations, compliance with legal responsibilities as well as instructional, programmatic, and curriculum modifications.
  • Coordinates outreach to incoming and prospective students and their family members when indicated regarding accommodations and services offered; communicates information regarding program activities and services to the campus community.
  • Collaborates with program staff in the outreach and coordination of enhanced services program, Beyond Access.
  • Conducts in-service training for campus faculty, staff, and the administration to promote understanding and increase awareness of the needs and concerns of students with disabilities.
  • Maintains current knowledge of pertinent laws and regulations regarding access and services for students with disabilities and their applicability to the University; serves as a resource to the campus community in explaining such laws; responds to requests for interpretation of legal mandates on campus-specific issues.
  • Attends weekly case review meetings and staff meetings.
  • Performs related duties and special assignments as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor's degree in special education, rehabilitation, or another related field and at least 6 years of experience working with students with disabilities in higher education; 2 of the 6 years of experience must have been serving as an advanced/senior team member or project lead OR Master’s degree and four years of experience working with students with disabilities in higher education.
  2. Demonstrated experience applying knowledge of the unique needs of individuals with disabilities, including knowledge of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its amendments, and other relevant state and federal legislation.
  3. Demonstrated ability to communicate information effectively to groups with different backgrounds and experience (i.e. students, parents/guardians, colleagues).
  4. Demonstrated interpersonal skills necessary for effective work relationships.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of and stated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity issues.
  6. Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations.
  7. Demonstrated ability to clearly and succinctly document engagement in the interactive process with students, parents/guardians, faculty, and staff as indicated in case management system.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master's degree in special education, rehabilitation, higher education administration or another related field.
  2. Demonstrated experience in post-secondary disability service provision.
  3. Demonstrated experience coordinating academic accommodations for students with disabilities.
  4. Demonstrated experience with the use and applicability of assistive technology for students with disabilities in an academic setting.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, temporary position based on the Storrs Campus for up to 35 hours a week for 6 months.  The contract may be renewed based on availability of funding.  The hourly rate for this position is $37.00.  A hybrid work schedule, with an expectation of 3 days on-site per week subject to authorization and University policy, is possible.

TO APPLY

For full consideration, please submit 1) a resume, 2) a letter of application that demonstrates how you meet the qualifications and requirements of this position, and 3) contact information for three professional references with name, title, phone, and email.  Screening will begin immediately.

Application materials should be sent to Timothy Smagacz, Administrative Coordinator: timothy.smagacz@uconn.edu.

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.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

(HR22-52)


Job Posted on August 4, 2022

Public Service Technician
UConn American English Language Institute (UCAELI)

Under the direction of the UCAELI Director, the successful candidate will provide English language instruction to adult learners of English on the Storrs campus. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teaches up to five UCAELI courses on the Storrs campus in a semester depending on student population and teacher availability.
  • Participates in orientation activities and provides initial language proficiency assessments of students during the first week of the semester/session.
  • Develops a course syllabus for each assigned course which takes into consideration the proficiency levels of the enrolled students and includes the following from the UCAELI curriculum: course description, course objectives, and student learning outcomes.
  • Develops, administers, and scores mid-term and final projects and assessments for each course.
  • Keeps accurate records of student participation, including class attendance and proficiency scores on assignments, projects, and presentations.
  • Follows UCAELI policies and procedures regarding student attendance and participation.
  • Completes mid-term and final evaluations for students and meets with students individually to provide the evaluations and feedback.
  • Submits final proficiency scores and final checklists for conditionally admitted students according to established deadlines.
  • Submits final grades into the Peoplesoft Administration System.
  • Attends regularly scheduled meetings with the UCAELI instructors and staff.
  • Conveys important information about students and issues that may arise to the UCAELI Director and UCAELI core instructor in a timely manner.
  • Participates in professional development activities.
  • Performs related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree.
  2. TESOL Certificate or coursework towards a master’s degree in TESOL and teaching experience with adults.
  3. Experience using authentic materials in the ESL classroom.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of learner-centered approaches to language learning.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s degree in TESOL or a closely related field.
  2. At least one year of teaching experience with adults in a university setting.
  3. Demonstrated expertise in writing course objectives and learning outcomes.

    APPOINTMENT TERMS

    This is a temporary position and compensation will be issued in biweekly payments with an hourly rate determined by past teaching experience. The start date for this position is anticipated to be August 29, 2022, and will continue until December 23, 2022. There are no paid benefits associated with this position; however, the temporary position may afford the individual an opportunity to purchase optional state employee health insurance at group rates.

    TO APPLY

    For full consideration, candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Jeannie Slayton via email at Jeannie.Slayton@uconn.edu by August 18, 2022. 

    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.

    All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

    The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

    The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

    (HR23-10)


    Job Posted on July 15, 2022

    HIV Prevention Project Outreach Specialist
    InCHIP

    The Southeast HIV/AIDS Research and Evaluation Project at the University of Connecticut is hiring for a Project Outreach Specialist to assist in recruitment activities for an HIV prevention study. This position is under the general direction of the Principal Investigator or designee. The Project Outreach Specialist is responsible for engaging in tasks relating to participant engagement and recruitment. The incumbent will reach out to and engage with potential participants to describe and discuss participation in a longitudinal study on accessing HIV prevention tools. This work will require the incumbent to reside in the Atlanta, GA or Memphis, TN areas to conduct outreach in these areas.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Project Outreach Specialist will work with the Principal Investigator or designee to:

    • Engage participants at LGBT identified venues (including clubs, parks, community events, LGBT pride related events, etc.).
    • Provide potential participants study details and serve as an advocate for learning more about the study.
    • Propose and plan attendance at outreach events including maintaining schedule of events to engage participants.
    • Collect contact information of interested participants to be delivered to the study Project Manager.
    • Keep well organized logs of events attended and communicate this information to the Principal Investigator or designee.
    • Attend weekly meetings with project staff and other meetings as needed.
    • Follow study protocols as outlined in study ethics approval.
    • Perform other job duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    1. Evidence of being actively engaged in communities that support the needs and advancement of Black gay/bisexual men.
    2. Demonstrated interest and prior experience in working in the areas of HIV prevention.
    3. Ability to work irregular and late evening hours
    4. Strong oral communication skills and outgoing/friendly approach to engaging people.

        APPOINTMENT TERMS

        This is a part-time, hourly, non-renewable position. Anticipated hourly rate of pay is $25-$35 commensurate with successful candidate's background and experience.

        TO APPLY

        Please apply email Lisa.Eaton@uconn.edu and submit the following application materials:

        • Cover letter that outlines their experiences with working with communities that support the needs of Black gay/bisexual men.
        • Resume/Curriculum vitae
        • Names and contact information of three of references

        Applications that do not include a cover letter with this information will not be reviewed.

        Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

        For more information regarding the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP), please visit https://chip.uconn.edu/

        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.

        All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

        The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

        The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

        (HR23-04)


        Job Posted on June 24, 2022

        Temporary CDL Drivers
        Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences

        The Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (IBACS) seeks temporary CDL drivers to be part of a driver pool for a 2012 IHC Navistar LifeLine Mobile® Laboratory. This position is responsible for round trip transports of the mobile laboratory from the UConn Storrs Campus to a defined location in Connecticut and/or the greater New England, with a focus on destinations that reach underserved communities and public gathering spaces. The exact destinations of the research and outreach events are subject to change.

        The driver must arrive in advance of the trip to inspect and if necessary, fuel the vehicle. The driver is responsible for transporting the vehicle, with is contents and occupants, to a defined location, where the driver is then responsible for safely parking and stabilizing the vehicle and preparing its systems for use. The driver will remain on-duty during the duration of the trip and support the research and outreach team in using the vehicle’s systems. Upon completion of the event, the driver is responsible for preparing the vehicle for travel and safely returning the vehicle, along with its contents and occupants, to the UConn Storrs campus.

        This is an on-call part-time truck driving job that is perfect for the licensed CDL Class A or B drivers seeking supplemental income and looking for anywhere from 0 to 12 hours a week based on the Institute’s needs. Drivers must have flexibility to work weekend evenings and weekends.

        DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

        • Drive and safely operate the vehicle from UConn Storrs Campus to a defined location
        • Map out driving routes ahead of time to determine the most expedient trip, and adjust the route to avoid heavy traffic or road construction, as needed
        • Pre-inspect truck
        • Ensure there is sufficient gas in the tank for the destination
        • Stay on duty and remain with the vehicle during the research or outreach event
        • Assist the research and outreach teams with using the vehicle’s systems
        • Report any equipment issues

        MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

        • Relevant CDL
        • Experience operating similar vehicles for work purposes
        • Compliance with all road and transport rules
        • Ability to drive safely irrespective of the weather or time of day

        APPOINTMENT TERM

        This is an on-call part-time truck driving job. Salary will be $35 per hour.

        TO APPLY

        Please submit a resume to Crystal Mills at crystal.mills@uconn.edu. For any questions, contact Crystal Mills, IBACS Coordinator.

        Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination, including drug testing, as well as a criminal background check. Additionally, based on the CDL Class A license requirement, employment of successful candidate will be contingent on a FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse review. The successful candidate may be required to participate in random drug testing.

        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.

        All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

        The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

        The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

        (HR22-73)


        Job Posted on June 24, 2022

        Temporary University Specialist
        Tzingounis Lab
        Department of Physiology and Neurobiology

        The Department of Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a full-time Research Technician to join the research team studying neurodevelopmental disorders and ion channels. The candidate will participate in federal funded studies identifying the molecular and cellular mechanisms of potassium channel dysfunction in pediatric epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders.

        DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

        Performing molecular biology and biochemistry experiments including RNA and protein isolation, PCR, western blotting, and mass-spec; mouse colony management; collaborating with others within the research team as well as working independently.

        MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

        • Bachelor’s degree in the field of biological sciences or other relevant disciplines.
        • Experience working in a basic science research laboratory.
        • Strong written and oral communication skills.

        PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

        • B.S. in molecular cell biology or physiology and neurobiology.
        • Experience working with PCR and western blotting.
        • Experience working with cell-cultures.
        • Experience working with mouse models of disease.
        • Ability to independently manage projects.

        APPOINTMENT TERM

        The initial appointment is for six months (40 hours per week) with the possibility of renewal for one to two years. Renewal will depend on program needs, available funding, and performance. Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience.

        TO APPLY

        Interested candidates are invited to send a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing training and research experience, and names and contact information of three references to Dr. Anastasios Tzingounis (anastasios.tzingounis@uconn.edu).

        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.

        All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

        The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

        The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

        (HR22-72)


        Job Posted on May 31, 2022

        Temporary University Specialist
        Director’s Office
        Waterbury Campus

        Under the general direction of the Campus Director this position manages and supervises administrative services and special projects for the Waterbury Campus, Office of the Director. Provides extensive senior executive administrative support in a C-level executives office environment and analytical support to the Campus Director in a wide variety of areas.

        DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

        1. Acts as the point person for faculty, staff, other University constituents, and the community who support and/or interact with the Director on a day-to-day basis. Manages and coordinates workflow, communications, processes, and procedures for all work done in direct support of the Director. Participates in staff meetings to ensure that projects and issues are being handled in a timely manner. Serves as the gate keeper and first point of contact for matters of administrative detail and resolves moderately and complex concerns/issues as they arise.
        2. Anticipates the needs of the Director to ensure optimal workflow and scheduling, exercises sound independent judgment in bringing information and issues to the direct attention of the Director and provides direct assistance or refer matters to others when appropriate.
        3. Manages the Director’s time by prioritizing and scheduling appointments for the Director’s calendar. Independently determines the importance of requested meetings and coordinates calendar(s) and complex schedules to accommodate the needs of the Director.
        4. Facilitates and assists in planning meetings, conferences, and events.
        5. Manages the Director’s Office general communications, oversees the review of all incoming correspondence for appropriate routing and handling procedures and/or preparing complex correspondence, reports, documents, and spreadsheets in connection with the Waterbury Campus.
        6. Prepares detailed briefing materials for the Director prior to meetings by providing pertinent facts, data and other background information for meetings, reports, inquiries, agendas, and presentations. Participates in campus meetings as requested for note taking, transcription and tracking of assignments made to others for actions to be taken on the Director’s behalf, ensuring that deadlines for responses are met.
        7. Acts as the administrative lead for the Director’s Office and the campus in areas that relate to marketing, social media, and communications.
        8. Exercises independent judgment to perform special assignments as requested by the Director. Resolves, researches, assesses, and refers problems, often of a sensitive or confidential nature.
        9. Other various responsibilities of the incumbent may include extensive administrative support, authorization of purchases and payments (within prescribed limits of authority) using the Pro Card system (holder of the ProCard) within the University, scheduling of all travel arrangements and the planning of travel itineraries for the Director (including the completion of accounts for the Director’s travel, automobile mileage, and corresponding reimbursement). The incumbent will assist with campus events in a senior administrative capacity, oversee and maintain the Director’s Office filing system; screen telephone calls and visitors.

        MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

        • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience including 2-8 years’ experience in a progressively responsible administrative support position
        • Organizational and supervisory ability
        • Excellent interpersonal skills
        • Ability to resolve administrative problems efficiently, effectively, and independently
        • Excellent written communication skills for preparing correspondence, documents and reports, utilizing correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation
        • Demonstrated administrative experience with abilities to manage and set priorities, organize and coordinate an office operation, anticipate needs, work under the pressure of deadlines and exercise good judgment, particularly with sensitive or confidential matters
        • Strong self-motivation skills for independently establishing effective working relationships with various internal and external organizations and faculty and staff at all levels of the organization and demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team
        • Experience scheduling appointments and multiple calendar management
        • Experience in working with standard word processing, spreadsheet, calendar, and email programs; familiarity with database programs
        • Experience in MS Office Suit (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
        • Experience in Adobe Suite/Cloud (Reader with extensions, Photoshop, and Illustrator)
        • Experience with social media communications, WebEx, Zoom, Skype, Teams, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as well as internal social media platforms
        • Experience with Google Docs and communications.

        APPOINTMENT TERMS

        This is a six-month temporary position based in Waterbury with an average of 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

        TO APPLY

        For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information, detailing your qualifications for this position to Eileen Lemay, Executive Assistant to the Director at Eileen.Lemay@uconn.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until 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.

        All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

        The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

        The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

        (HR22-65)


        Job Posted on April 29, 2022

        Research Technician
        Physiology and Neurobiology

        A research technician position is currently available in the lab of Dr. Jianzhong Yu at the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut. The lab uses a combination of genetic, cell biology, molecular and biochemical approaches with various model systems including Drosophila, mice, and cell cultures to decipher the molecular mechanisms underlying related human diseases.

        The candidate will participate in ongoing projects involving the molecular mechanisms underlying organ size control and tumorigenesis. The project will be focused on identification of novel growth regulators using large-scale genetic screens.

        DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

        Executing research experiments:

        • Conduct large-scale genetic screens.
        • Confocal/fluorescence microscopy analysis.

        Data record and analysis:

        • Report project progress and data analysis.

        Other duties:

        • Prepare solutions and reagents following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
        • Prepare fly food and maintain fly stocks

        MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

        • Bachelor’s degree or above in biological sciences
        • Strong interests in the molecular basis of human diseases

            PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

            • Background with fly genetics
            • Background in the areas of biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology
            • Strong written and oral communication skills
            • Ability to independently manage work and projects

            APPOINTMENT TERMS

            • 6-month, renewable contract
            • Temporary/Part Time
            • Expected 40 hours per week

            TO APPLY

            Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to Jianzhong.yu@uconn.edu. Please reference search (#HR22-57) in your application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Successful 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.

            All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

            The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

            The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

            (HR22-57)


            Job Posted on April 14, 2022

            Temporary Orientation Program Assistant
            Orientation Services

            The University of Connecticut Orientation Services invites applicants for a Temporary Orientation Program Assistant to assist the Director of Orientation with the implementation of the 2022 Storrs Orientation Program. This position reports directly to the Director of the Storrs Orientation program.

            Schedule

            • The Storrs Orientation program will occur from May 18 through July 20 in 40 one-day Orientation programs. The schedule is a Monday through Friday schedule with check-in beginning at 7:00 a.m. and the program ending at approximately 5:00 p.m.
            • This position also works with the International Orientation program that starts on Sunday, August 21 and ends on Thursday, August 25.
            • This position also assists in the final Orientation session, which is on Friday, August 26, 2022.

            DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

            • Helps with Orientation check-in.
            • Helps the Orientation director with the execution of both the new student and parent/guardian orientation programs, E.G.: Confirm session presenters, communication program information and arrangements to campus partners, etc.
            • Helps in accessing data from the Orientation reservation system known as VisualZen Orientation (VZO).
            • Assists with the implementation of the Campus Change “Storrs Preview Programs” that occur over the summer.
            • Assists with the implementation of the International Orientation program in August (August 21-25, 2022).
            • Assists in the implementation of the final Orientation session on Friday, August 26, 2022.
            • Assists in editing electronic and printed orientation materials if needed.
            • Helps coordinate, enter data, and analyze all Orientation program evaluations using Qualtrics survey software.
            • Assists in the Orientation office to answer phones, help visitors and student staff to answer questions, and address concerns.
            • Helps answers emails that are sent to the Orientation mailbox.
            • Helps move boxes, signs, and other things for Orientation program around campus.
            • Performs related duties as assigned.

            MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

            1. Currently earning a college degree or has a bachelor’s degree.
            2. Proven ability to communicate effectively and clearly.
            3. Proven ability to work as a part of a team.
            4. Experience working in an office environment, preferably a college office environment.
            5. Willingness to work irregular hours during the Orientation program. (Check-in starts at 7:00 a.m. with check-in staff meeting at 6:30 a.m.)
            6. Knowledge of Qualtrics a plus.

                APPOINTMENT TERMS

                This is a 40-hour work week position from the program dates of May 9, 2022 – August 31, 2022. The hourly rate for this position is $20/hour.

                TO APPLY

                For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information, detailing your qualifications for this position to Maria Sedotti, Director of Orientation at maria.sedotti@uconn.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until 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.

                All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

                The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

                The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

                (HR22-53)


                Job Posted on December 16, 2021

                Program Specialist (Temporary University Specialist)
                Connecticut Small Business Development Center
                School of Business

                The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) is seeking a full-time Program Specialist (Temporary University Specialist) to manage projects and initiatives designed to achieve program objectives related to CTSBDC’s mission of providing services and support to Connecticut small businesses and entrepreneurs. This position will report to the CTSBDC State Director or Associate Director and will be based in East Hartford, CT.

                DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

                • Developing, planning, coordinating, and implementing projects and initiatives designed to achieve program objectives.
                • Assisting in creating project plans that support and expand advising, learning, and research resources for CTSBDC clients and communities.
                • Conducting research on best practices and recommending delivery mechanisms to operationalize assistance.
                • Meeting with stakeholders and community partners to assess opportunities for collaboration and mutual support of objectives.
                • Conducting special projects as assigned.
                • Performing related duties as required.

                MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

                1. Bachelor’s degree.
                2. Two to three years of project management experience.
                3. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
                4. Proven experience planning, organizing, and executing events.

                APPOINTMENT TERMS

                This is a full-time temporary position for an initial period of six months, with the possibility of extension dependent upon center needs and available funding. 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: busndean@business.uconn.edu. Please reference search #HR22-30 in your application.

                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.

                All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

                The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

                The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

                (HR22-30)


                Job Posted on December 2, 2021

                Research Technician
                Department of Physiology & Neurobiology

                The Department of Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a part-time Research Technician to join the research team studying epigenetic regulation of liver diseases. The candidate will participate in the studies identifying the molecular basis of the liver diseases in animal and mammalian cell culture models under the direction of Dr. Dong-Ju Shin.

                DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

                Performing molecular biology and biochemistry experiments including RNA and protein isolation, PCR, western blotting, and real-time PCR; assisting mouse colony management; collaborating with others within the research team as well as working independently; maintaining detailed documentation through electronic and notebook means

                MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

                • Bachelor’s degree in the field of Biological Sciences or other relevant disciplines
                • Experience working in a research laboratory
                • Ability to maintain detailed documentation through electronic and notebook means
                • Self-motivated individuals with excellent organizational skills
                • Willingness to learn new experimental techniques and approaches

                PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

                • Experience working with molecular biology and biochemistry techniques including PCR, western blotting, and real-time PCR
                • Experience working with small laboratory animals including mice
                • Demonstrated ability to collaborate successfully on teams and work independently

                APPOINTMENT TERMS

                The initial appointment is for six months, part-time (20-30 hours per week) with the possibility of renewal dependent on program needs and available funding. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

                TO APPLY

                Interested candidates are invited to send a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing training and research experience, and names and contact information of three references to Dr. Dong-Ju Shin (dong-ju.shin@uconn.edu).

                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.

                All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

                The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

                The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

                (HR22-26)


                Job Posted on November 23, 2021

                Research Technician
                Department of Physiology and Neurobiology

                The University of Connecticut’s Department of Physiology and Neurobiology is pleased to invite applications for a Research Technician position to participate in the neuroscience research led by Dr. Natale Sciolino (www.sciolinolab.org) and Dr. Alexander Jackson (https://ajackson.lab.uconn.edu/). Their independent research programs focus on the cellular and molecular basis of neural circuit function and disease using the mouse model.

                The Research Technician’s primary research activities include mouse colony management and genotyping (PCR). Additional research activities may include transcardial mouse perfusions and brain histology. Tasks include helping to monitor and order supplies to ensure sufficient inventory to support research and maintaining accurate and timely records in laboratory notebooks, databases, etc. The Research Technician will be responsible for providing updates to Principal Investigators regarding their activities.

                MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

                • The successful candidate will have a B.S. in Physiology and Neurobiology, Molecular Cell Biology, Biological Sciences, or a related subject.
                • Have basic quantitative skills and basic knowledge of genetics and chemistry.
                • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task with some supervision and maintain detailed digital and written records.
                • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills

                PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

                • Experience working with small laboratory animals including mice
                • Molecular biology and biochemistry experience (e.g., PCR, western blotting, rt-PCR)
                • Have a strong work ethic, be punctual, and willing to work outside the normal working hours occasionally when the experimental procedure so requires.
                • Demonstrated ability to collaborate successfully on teams and work independently

                APPOINTMENT TERMS

                This position is approximately 20-30 hours per week. Compensation is commensurate with work experience and skills. This is a temporary 6-month position with the possibility of a one-to-two-year extension dependent on program needs and available funding.

                TO APPLY

                Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to both natale.sciolino@uconn.edu and alexander.jackson@uconn.edu. Please reference search #HR22-23 in your application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Successful candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.
                For more information regarding the Department of PNB and the Jackson and Sciolino labs please visit the Department website at https://pnb.uconn.edu/ & the lab websites at https://ajackson.lab.uconn.edu/ and www.sciolinolab.org.

                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.

                All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

                The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

                The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

                (HR22-23)


                Job Posted on October 26, 2021

                Research Technician
                Department of Physiology and Neurobiology

                A research technician position is currently available in the lab of Dr. Jianzhong Yu at the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut. The lab uses a combination of genetic, cell biology, molecular and biochemical approaches with various model systems including Drosophila, mice, and cell cultures to decipher the molecular mechanisms underlying related human diseases.

                The candidate will participate in ongoing projects involving the molecular mechanisms underlying organ size control and tumorigenesis. The project will be focused on identification of novel growth regulators using large-scale genetic screens.

                DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

                • Executing research experiments:
                  • Conduct large-scale genetic screens.
                  • Confocal/fluorescence microscopy analysis.
                • Data record and analysis:
                  • Report project progress and data analysis.
                • Other duties:
                  • Prepare solutions and reagents following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
                  • Prepare fly food and maintain fly stocks.

                MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

                • Bachelor’s degree or above in biological sciences
                • Strong interests in the molecular basis of human diseases

                PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

                • Background with fly genetics
                • Background in the areas of biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology
                • Strong written and oral communication skills
                • Ability to independently manage work and projects

                APPOINTMENT TERMS

                This temporary position is approximately 40 hours per week. Compensation is commensurate with work experience and skills. This is a temporary position with the possibility of extension dependent on program needs and available funding.

                TO APPLY

                Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Jianzhong Yu, jianzhong.yu@uconn.edu. Please reference search HR22-19 in your application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Successful 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.

                All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

                The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

                The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

                (HR22-19)


                Job Posted on November 2, 2020

                Temporary University Specialist, Educational Technology
                Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning-Educational Technology
                Storrs

                The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is seeking a part-time Temporary University Specialist to provide educational technology support. This position will report to the Director of Learning Initiatives and Educational Technology and will be based at CETL on the Storrs campus but currently would be working remotely. In the future, in-state travel to other University campuses may also be required on occasion.

                DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

                • Provide day-to-day support and consultation for faculty, staff, and teaching assistants on learning management system (LMS) and other educational technology tools via phone, email, and/or web conferences.
                • Manage Educational Technology student worker staff regarding LMS and other UConn-supported educational technology issues.
                • Develop and maintain high-quality online resources and video tutorials relating to using the LMS and other educational technology as they pertain to use in teaching.
                • Conduct individual training sessions for faculty, staff, and teaching assistants on effective use of the LMS and other educational technology.
                • Provide content to Director of Learning Initiatives and Educational Technology for the educational technology website as needed, in particular for a “new features” webpage

                MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

                • Bachelor's degree
                • 2-3 years of experience with Blackboard Learn 9.1 at the Instructor level
                • 2-3 years of professional experience in a higher ed educational technology/instructional technology office, providing guidance and support to instructors relating to online teaching
                • Ability to provide expert guidance to instructors on how to use LMS features as an integral part of online teaching, to problem solve, and ability to stay up to date with rapidly advancing educational technology
                • Supervisory experience
                • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
                • Excellent interpersonal, customer service, and presentation skills
                • Excellent organizational skills
                • Ability to quickly adapt to new systems and applications.

                PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

                • Ability to provide guidance to instructors on how to use UConn supported technology-based learning tools such as Kaltura, Collaborate, iClicker, Webex, Microsoft Teams, and Google.

                APPOINTMENT TERMS

                This is a part-time temporary position with a 20 hours per week schedule for an initial 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: laurens@uconn.edu. Please reference search #HR20-13 in your submission. For best consideration, apply before November 30th but review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Successful 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.

                All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

                The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

                The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

                (HR21-13)


                Job Posted on October 2, 2020

                Academic Technology Specialist
                Graduate Business Learning Center
                Hartford

                The Information Technology in the School of Business is seeking a full-time Academic Technology Specialist (Temporary University Specialist) to provide support for all programs located at the Graduate Business Learning Center (GBLC). This position will report to the IT Service Delivery Manager and will be based at GBLC in downtown Hartford. Evening and weekend hours will be required in support of classes and program activities, as well as some hours working remotely from home. In-state travel to the other University campuses may also be required on occasion.

                DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

                • Providing technology support for all academic programs and centers housed at the GBLC.
                • Assisting in implementing, documenting, and supporting client technology-related initiatives for the School.
                • Providing remote support for distance learning classes and online events.
                • Assisting in the preparation and documentation of policies, training material and knowledge books.
                • Implementing the delivery of A/V conferencing and teleconferencing services to BUSN classes and conference rooms.
                • Initiating repairs, modifications, updates or other solutions to maintain uninterrupted service.
                • Providing frontline support for staff/faculty mobile computers.
                • Providing in-class support for students/instructors integrating mobile computing into the curriculum.

                MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

                • Associates degree in technology or CS/MIS, or equivalent amount of education and training or two (2) or more years of experience relevant to support of end user computers and technology.
                • Experience with desktop, mobile computers, interfaces, mobile devices and related peripherals.
                • Ability to work well with people, organize workloads, handle difficult problems and work well under stress.
                • Ability to manage assigned projects within other daily responsibilities.
                • Proven knowledge of Microsoft and Apple operating systems and computer hardware repair.
                • Substantial experience with MS Office Professional Suite software.
                • Extremely high level of motivation, independence and responsibility.
                • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
                • Willingness and ability to work evening and weekend hours, and to travel to other University campuses on occasion.

                APPOINTMENT TERMS

                This is a full-time temporary position with a schedule of 40 hours per week for an initial period of four months, with the possibility of extension dependent upon department needs and available funding.

                TO APPLY

                Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to: busndean@business.uconn.edu. Please reference search #HR21-11 in your application. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Successful 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.

                All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

                The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce.  The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner.  This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all.  We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

                The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

                (HR21-11)