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Postdoctoral Research Associate (EXPIRED)

Humanities Institute, University of Connecticut

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Storrs, Connecticut, United States
Start date Fall 2019
Job description

Job Posting

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. 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develops, designs, updates, and maintains all UCHI web presences. Maintains associated 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.
  • 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.
  • Maintains and develops content for all UCHI social media accounts.


  • 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).
  • Acts independently in the performance of everyday tasks and responsibilities and works well in teams.
  • A professional demeanor and flexibility.
  • Ability and commitment to work in an interdisciplinary environment.


This is a full-time, twelve (12) month, appointment with a start date to be negotiated on or after July 1, 2019. Salary is competitive based on qualifications and experience. This appointment may be renewed annually based on performance and the needs of the Institute.

Please submit the following: Personal statement describing how you meet minimum and preferred qualifications, current curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three reference

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://hcmprodweb.psoft.uconn.edu/psp/HRPRCGA/EMP...
Hard deadline March 25, 2019, 11:59pm EST
Contact name Nasya Al-Saidy
Contact email
Time created February 28, 2019, 9:35am EST
Scheduled expiry date March 25, 2019, 11:59pm EST
Expired on March 28, 2019, 6:46pm EST
Last updated May 28, 2019, 3:00pm EST
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