GA Position with Dodd Human Rights Impact

GA Position (10 hours/week) with Dodd Human Rights Impact

The Human Rights Institute seeks a half-time (10 hours/week) graduate assistant to support the development and implementation of the new Human Rights Close to Home (HRCH) initiative in Dodd Human Rights Impact, a 3-year project designed to advance human rights and citizenship education in Connecticut classrooms.  This Graduate Assistant responsibilities will include aid with research related tasks such as assisting with the literature review, preparing IRB materials, data collection and preparation, and preparing conference presentation proposals and manuscripts for publication. The Graduate Assistant will also be expected to support the development of the new initiative by aiding in the creation of workshops, webinars, conferences, etc. This Graduate Assistantship is a 1-year appointment with no guarantee of re-appointment the following year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with HRCH team on design and implementation of initiative activities
  • Create and compile schedules, publicity, learning materials, and reports related to HRCH initiative
  • Support research design, implementation, and analysis
  • Liaise with participants, schools, community based partners, and other stakeholders

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in a graduate program.
  • Skills related to curricular and instructional design.
  • Skills related to scholarly and empirical study writing.
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to manage multiple tasks at once.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous research experience or related transferable skills.
  • Enrollment in a related UConn PhD program, preferably in the fields of education, human rights, or a related discipline.

Resumes/CVs and a cover letter describing how your experiences, skills, and goals align with the graduate assistant position should be emailed to Dr. Ian McGregor. Initial review will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until August 13th.

For more information, contact: Dr. Ian McGregor at