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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Storrs Mansfield, CT
University of Connecticut


Postdoctoral Research Associate

Search #: 494510
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Postdoctoral Research Associates


The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (UCHI) seeks to appoint a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate for the purpose of managing its vibrant public presence and advance its programmatic goals. Research duties may include, in addition to traditional humanities scholarship, investigating ways of enhancing public communication of humanities research. We are looking for an innovative and creative person committed to humanities research and activism to help build and refine UCHI’s message and mission to current and expanded audiences. The successful candidate will act independently in the performance of everyday tasks and responsibilities as well as work well in teams; will have a professional demeanor and flexibility; and will have the ability and commitment to work in an interdisciplinary environment.

  • Investigates methods to communicate humanities research effectively through the development, design, maintenance of all UCHI web presences, social media, and calendars, including the creation of new content for these sites.
  • Creates promotional material: Booklets, posters, flyers, PowerPoint presentations for talks and other events.
  • Maintains an active research and publication agenda.
  • Actively works toward the design of a new project, or the publication of scholarly articles or book manuscript.
  • Investigates new ways of communicating scholarly research.
  • Provides a framework and oversight for electronic communication from the Institute.
  • Provides support for an active fellowship program and other UCHI events.
  • Provides insight and guidance about branding and moving UCHI’s mission forward in public contexts.
  • Records and edits audio material for podcasting.


  • PhD or equivalent terminal degree in a humanities or arts-related field.
  • Demonstrated experience with web graphic design, preferably in an academic or not-for-profit setting.
  • Experience with WordPress, Adobe Products (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash), MS Office products in a PC and MAC environment (esp. Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel) and other software tools and/or comparable freeware substitutes.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to show initiative and problem-solve.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills in the English language.
  • Copyediting skill and experience.
  • Currency and open communication in ongoing trends and developments related to position responsibilities.
  • Video editing skills (using Premier Pro or other products).
APPOINTMENT TERMS12-month full-time appointment. Possibility for annual renewal.TO APPLYPlease apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #494510 to upload a resume, cover letter, sample of your graphic design work, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

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

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on July 3, 2020.

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.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Advertised: May 05 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jul 03 2020 Eastern Daylight Time