|Location||Storrs, Mansfield, Connecticut|
|Date Posted||October 16, 2019|
Greenhouse Studios|Scholarly Communications Design at the University of Connecticut is accepting applications for a post-MLIS, post-MFA or postdoctoral research associate with an anticipated start date of January 2020. The Greenhouse Studios Fellow contributes leadership, project management, and research expertise to the production of collaborative multimodal products and supports the strategic initiatives of Greenhouse Studios. The ideal candidate will bring one or a combination of the following to the position: experience in the production of digital scholarship and/or online publishing; a knowledge of current and emerging digital technologies in data management, access, and preservation; knowledge of web and interactive design; and/or working knowledge of data collection and analysis.
As an innovative research unit located within the UConn Library, Greenhouse Studios provides opportunities for fellows to interact with cross-disciplinary partners while exploring new methods for research, experimentation, collaboration, and publication of information. As a member of the UConn Library this position will also contribute to special projects and initiatives as set by the Library’s senior leadership. The Greenhouse Studios is a joint effort of the UConn Library, School of Fine Arts, and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, with each contributing resources and personnel to advance scholarly communications research.
The main 4,400-acre (17.8 km2) campus is set in a university town located in the rural heart of Connecticut; approximately a half hour’s drive from Hartford, 90 minutes from Boston, and 3 hours from New York. Storrs offers New England village charm, with outstanding recreational facilities and open space initiatives, farm to table agricultural communities, and excellent public schools.
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 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 public research universities.
UConn’s faculty and staff are a critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community.
- ALA-accredited MLS or MIS, MFA, Ph.D. or other relevant terminal degree.
- Demonstrated ability to develop expertise in current and emerging digital technologies.
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of researchers, staff, and students.
- Demonstrated ability in analytical reasoning and creative problem solving.
- Demonstrated leadership ability and excellent communication skills.
- Experience in an academic research library.
- Experience working with cross-disciplinary teams.
- Knowledge of metadata structures and data preservation strategies.
- Experience using and/or supporting research computing technology.
- Broad familiarity with IT systems and infrastructure.
The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. This is a full-time, one-year end dated position with the possibility renewal for a second year. The position is based in Storrs, Connecticut and salary is dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.
Please apply online at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, Search #2020215. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references.
Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by November 17, 2019.
Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2020215)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on November 17, 2019.
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.