Faculty & Staff Positions

Administrative Program Support I

Posted 07/29/2020 

Search #: 494512
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Administrative Services


The Civil & Environmental Engineering Department and Environmental Engineering Program is seeking applicants for a full-time Administrative Program Support 1 position to support the administrative, educational and financial functions in the department and program.  Administrative experience and familiarity with financial functions are essential.


  • Perform and support office administrative duties, including processing of administrative, financial, and personnel paperwork, searches and visas.
  • Support the program’s graduate educational activities.
  • Schedule conferences, workshops, meetings and day-to-day travel for the program and process reimbursements.
  • Compile data and prepare statistical reports used to monitor or assess department activities, programs, and services or project future needs.
  • Coordinate a variety of data processing functions central to the department needs; schedule and produce routine computer reports.
  • Assemble and interpret data, prepare administrative reports and handle correspondence for the program director and department head.
  • Assist with diverse financial tasks, such as student payroll, travel reimbursements, and orders; monitor expenditures.
  • Review records and data for accuracy, reconcile differences, and work with other staff and university offices to identify errors and make corrections.
  • Monitor office supply inventory and coordinate maintenance for office equipment.
  • Maintain records and prepare necessary reports.
  • Provide general office support, including answering phones, responding to inquiries, and directing calls.
  • Perform other duties as may be required.


  1. Associate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. At least three years of administrative experience with demonstrated knowledge of budgeting, financial record keeping, creating reports and draft correspondence with time sensitive data.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work independently with the ability to solve problems efficiently and effectively.
  4. Proficient in the use of all MS Office applications.


  1. Excellent communication, organizational, written, phone and interpersonal skills.
  2. Experience in Higher Education.
  3. Experience with online Financial, Purchasing or Payroll systems.
  4. Previous experience with Promotion, Tenure & Reappointment (PTR)


This is a full-time permanent position.  The University offers a full range of health/retirement benefits.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #494512 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

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

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on August 10, 2020.

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Teaching Assistant (TA) Positions

Teaching Assistants

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut is seeking qualified applicants to our PhD or MS programs in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Specifically, we are seeking to provide financial support to students who will serve as Teaching Assistants for our undergraduate Programs in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Three positions are available, one with a focus in Structural Engineering, one in Transportation Engineering and one in Environmental Engineering. Information on our graduate programs is available here, and

Minimum qualifications are:

  • A B.S. in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering (candidates with M.S. degrees preferred).
  • A minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 (higher than 3.5 preferred)
  • GRE scores (preferred Verbal >153, Quantitative >159 and Writing > 5.0)
  • A valid TOEFL IBT score with a speaking subscore of 27 or higher, an IELTS speaking band score of 8.0 or higher, or a Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) score of 74 or higher.

Candidates with a TOEFL IBT score between 22 and 26 may be considered as second priority. Candidates with TOEFL IBT scores below 22 will not be considered.

Application Process:

The deadline for the PhD programs is January 1st. Candidates will be evaluated and undergo a Skype interview process.

Candidates should address the following aspects in their personal statement upon submission of their application:

  1. Courses they are qualified to serve as Teaching Assistants from the list below (see for descriptions and syllabi).
  2. Their preferred area of concentration and research interests.

Courses in Civil Engineering:

CE 2110 Applied Mechanics

CE 2412 Geomatics Field Methods (with lab component)

CE 2710 Transportation Engineering

CE 3520 Civil Engineering Materials (with lab component)

CE 3630 Design of Steel Structures

CE 3640 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

CE 4410 Site Design (with lab component)

CE 4710 Case Studies in Transportation Engineering

Courses in Environmental Engineering:

ENVE 2310 Environmental Engineering Fundamentals

ENVE 3120 Fluid mechanics (with lab component)

ENVE 3200 Environmental Engineering Laboratory


Successful candidates will receive a full-time teaching assistantship ( guaranteed for two years of their studies, with a potential for renewal pending satisfactory performance in academics and teaching duties.

For additional information contact:

Prof. Marina Astitha
Associate Head for Graduate Education and Research

Undergraduate Research Positions

Undergraduate Research

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is pleased to announce the Undergraduate Research and Innovation Program. Through this program, undergraduate students will gain valuable work experience while exploring their areas of interest in research. More information is available here.