Month: May 2016

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office seeks applicants for a full-time, annually renewable position as a Financial Assistant 1 (UCP 1) for the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute.

The Humanities Institute is an expanding interdisciplinary center facing new and exciting challenges both administratively and intellectually. Under the direction of the Director of the Institute, the incumbent will maintain and be closely involved in the financial and grant-reporting transactions for the Institute’s activities, including the implementation of the Institute’s new multi-million dollar research and engagement project.

Duties and Responsibilities: Analyzing and verifying details of transactions such as invoices, requisitions and other disbursements in conjunction with university and college policies and procedures; providing statistical information on various grant and Institute expenditures and compiling regular reports utilizing electronic spreadsheets and databases; providing data for budget preparation and monitoring expenditures for compliance with approved budget limits and staffing; assisting with organization and implementation of the Institute’s expanding fellowship and event programming and performing related organizational duties as required.

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Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s degree in accounting or bookkeeping and two years’ experience in accounting or bookkeeping.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; experience in humanities or arts administration, experience or degree in accounting, finance, business or related field; experience working in a higher education setting; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated customer service skills and excellent computer skills including experience with Microsoft programs and social media.

Appointment Terms:   This is a full time position through June 30, 2019.  On July 1, 2019, the position will revert to a permanent 54% appointment with the potential for additional hours.

To Apply: For full consideration apply to UConn Careers at, please upload a well-written letter outlining your qualifications for the position, resume and a list of 3 professional references and their contact information.   Screening will begin immediately and the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  Priority will be given to applications received by May 17.   Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2016346).

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 22, 2016.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at


The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute is pleased to announce its Residential Faculty and Dissertation Fellowship awards for 2016-17:

External Faculty Fellowships

Chase Robert T. Chase (History – Stony Brook University) – “Civil Rights on the Cell Block: Prisoners’ Rights Movements and the Construction of Carceral States, 1945-1995” garofalo2 Leo J. Garafalo (History – Connecticut College) – “Forging a Place in the Spanish Empire: Black European Sailors, Soldiers, and Traders to the Americas”

UConn Faculty Fellowships

duane.photo2Anna Mae Duane (English) – “Strange Place Blues: The Unusual Education of Three African American Leaders” healeyMark Healey (History) – “Waterscapes of Power in the Dry Lands of Argentina, 1880-2000”
hershenzon Daniel Hershenzon (Literatures, Cultures & Languages) – “Captivity, Commerce, and Communication: Early Modern Spain and the Mediterranean” silvermintDaniel Silvermint (Philosophy) – “Complicit Identities: The Ethics of Looking Out for Yourself”
sylevster1Christine Sylvester (Political Science) – “Objects of War: Whose Wars Are on View? Xygalatas2Dimitris Xygalatas (Anthropology) – “Homo Ritualis. Extreme Rituals as Social Technologies”

UConn Dissertation Fellowships:

Egan2 DRAPER Dissertation Fellow

Jeffrey R. Egan (History) – “Watershed Decisions: The Environmental History of the Quabbin Reservoir, 1880-1940”

 meinzer2 DRAPER Dissertation Fellow

Melanie Meinzer (Political Science) – “Contested Consciousness: Foreign Aid and Palestinian Education in the West Bank and Jordan”

messik2 UCHI Dissertation Fellow

Troy Messick (Linguistics) – “The Morphosyntax of Self-Ascription: A Cross-Linguistic Study”

moore UCHI Dissertation Fellow

George Moore (English) – “The Return of Dagon: Failed Iconoclasm in Early Modern English Literature”