University of Connecticut, Digital Media & Design

Position ID:UConn-DigitalMedia&Design-2017689 [#9421, 2017689]
Position Title: Greenhouse Studios Mellon Fellow (University Postdoc Fellow 1), Department of Digital Media and Design
Position Type:Fellowship or award
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Digital Humanities
Appl Deadline: finished (2017/07/25, finished 2017/12/05)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications is accepted. ***

Greenhouse Studios | Scholarly Communications Design at the University of Connecticut is accepting applications for a research fellow with an anticipated start date of October 2017. The Greenhouse Studios Mellon 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; experience with design principles and processes and/or a knowledge of web and interactive design; a knowledge of current and emerging digital technologies in data management, access, and preservation.

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. Greenhouse Studios is a joint effort of the UConn Library, School of Fine Arts, and the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, with each contributing resources and personnel to advance scholarly communications research. The appointment term of the position is two years. For more information on Greenhouse Studios, please see the project website.


  1. A terminal graduate degree in humanities or social sciences, fine arts, or library and information science.
  2. Demonstrated potential to develop expertise in current and emerging digital technologies.
  3. Familiarity with creative processes and techniques and a willingness to experiment with online publishing initiatives.
  4. Demonstrated ability in analytical reasoning and creative problem solving. 
  5. Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of researchers, staff, and students.
  6. Demonstrated project management, leadership and excellent communication skills.


  1. Experience managing collaborative digital scholarship projects and working with cross-disciplinary teams.
  2. Knowledge of graphic, web, and/or interactive design.
  3. Knowledge of metadata structures and data preservation strategies.
  4. Knowledge of motion graphic applications and digital video production.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with content management systems and digital curation systems, for example: Omeka, WordPress, and Drupal.
  6. Experience in an academic research library.


This is an 11 month, annually renewable position, with an anticipated term of 2 years. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be in the Department of Digital Media and Design on the Storrs campus.


Select “Apply Now" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit the following materials: 1) cover letter with a description of how your research and qualifications complement the Greenhouse Studios initiative and a list of the specific programs and digital platforms with which you have experience; 2) CV; and 3) a writing sample or a design portfolio. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

Review of applications will begin on August 18, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre- employment background check. (Search # 2017689).

Inquiries may be sent to Sara Sikes at

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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.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
University of Connecticut
Digital Media and Design
1 Bishop Circle
Unit 4260
Storrs, CT 06269-2142

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