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Tuesday, August 22, 2023 8:42 PM | Laura DeMuro (Administrator)

Greenhouse Studios Post MLIS/MIS/Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate 

(August 22, 2023)

Position Title - Greenhouse Studios Post MLIS/MIS/Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate

Supervisor Title (All entry and mid-level position supervisors should be qualified, professional archivists.)- Sara Sikes

Position Type - Full-time, term

Benefits - Yes

Salary Range - $56,000 - $65,000

Greenhouse Studios Post MLIS/MIS/Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate


Greenhouse Studios at the University of Connecticut is accepting applications for a Post MLIS/MIS/Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate with an anticipated start date of October 2023.

The Greenhouse Studios Post MLIS/MIS/Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate contributes leadership, project management, and research expertise to the Sourcery project (sourceryapp.org), an open-source web application that provides improved access to remote archival documents. The Greenhouse Studios Post MLIS/MIS/Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Associate will lead end-user outreach efforts and work closely with the design and development team to plan and implement new technical features. 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; knowledge of current and emerging digital technologies in archival science, data management, access, and preservation; knowledge of web and interactive design; and/or other functional areas of the candidate’s expertise.  

As an innovative research unit located within the UConn Library, Greenhouse Studios also provides opportunities for research associates to interact with cross-disciplinary partners while exploring new methods for research, experimentation, collaboration, and publication of information. Greenhouse Studios is a joint effort of the UConn Library, the School of Fine Arts, and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, with each contributing resources and personnel to advance scholarly communications research. The appointment term of the position is one year with a possible renewal depending on future grant funding. 

Shared Expectations for All Staff 

Applies the principles of the Library’s Strategic Framework and core values through active contribution and cooperation in achieving Library, Area, and Unit priorities and operational goals. 

Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to provide excellent professional service and collaborate with other departments and divisions within the Library and across the University. 

Demonstrates active learning in and communication of ongoing trends and developments related to professional and positional responsibilities.  

Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as employed by the UConn Library and the University of Connecticut. 

Exhibits appreciation of, sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse working environment, inclusive of social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender, racial, ethnic, and any other underrepresented backgrounds. 

Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required. 


Ph.D. or ALA-accredited MLIS or MIS or other relevant terminal graduate degree. 

Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of researchers, staff, and students. 

Demonstrated leadership and excellent communication skills. 

Demonstrated understanding of archival research and archival practice. 

Demonstrated potential to develop expertise in current and emerging digital technologies. 

Demonstrated ability in analytical reasoning and creative problem-solving.  


Experience in an academic research library. 

Knowledge of metadata structures and data preservation strategies. 

Experience using and/or supporting research computing technology. 

Broad familiarity with IT systems and infrastructure. 

Demonstrated experience conducting outreach and engagement. 

Experience working with cross-disciplinary teams. 

About UConn 

UConn is one of the top public research universities in the nation, with more than 30,000 students pursuing answers to critical questions in labs, lecture halls, and the community. Knowledge exploration throughout the University’s network of campuses is united by a culture of innovation. An unprecedented commitment from the State of Connecticut ensures UConn attracts internationally renowned faculty and the world’s brightest students. As a vibrant, progressive leader, UConn fosters a diverse and dynamic culture that meets the challenges of a changing global society. 

UConn 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.  


This position is a full-time, one-year, end-dated position with the possibility for a second-year renewal. The position is based in Storrs. 


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


Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #497774 to upload a detailed resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Candidates must address in their cover letter and/or resume how their candidacy meets the position responsibilities, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications (if applicable). Incomplete applications will not be considered.   

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu.  

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 pm. Eastern time on September 5, 2023. 

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.


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