EMSW Humanities/Community Hourly Coordinator
Job Code/Title 83004 - H - Sr Research Coordinator 1 Position Number HU1282 Working Title EMSW Humanities/Community Hourly Coordinator Department History Organizational Overview
At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range Up to $31.50 per hour Campus Monroe Park Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week Normal work days Normal work hours Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Description of the Job
We invite applications for an hourly research corodinator in the humanities, to support the work of the East Marshall Street Well Project and its two implementation committees.
The East Marshall Street Well Project is a VCU initiative designed to work with the community in addressing the discovery of human bones and artifacts from the 19th century in an abandoned well uncovered during construction on Virginia Commonwealth University’s MCV Campus. The work has involved a community process that encouraged learning about the human remains discovered near East Marshall Street and sought community input in the formation of the Family Representative Council. The Family Representative Council served to represent the “descendant community” and made recommendations on behalf of those individuals whose remains were discovered to support appropriate study, memorialization and reburial with dignity. For additional information on the project, please see: www.emsw.vcu.edu
Within the EMSWP, the Memorialization and Interment Implementation Work Group is focused on ensuring that the EMSW Ancestors receive proper memorialization and reburial. Plans currently in progress include creating physical memorialization sites in the VCU Kontos Education Building, as well institutionalizing an annual EMSW remembrance to be observed by all VCU medical and pre-health students taking an anatomy class. In addition, this group will establish guidelines for University policy, to address future discoveries of human remains on campus, and, in collaboration with the EMSW Research Implementation Committee, will develop (via cross-institutional and interdisciplinary RFPs) the first formal studies of the historical legacy of slavery in the University and mechanisms for redressing that legacy. Ultimately, an interment ceremony will be planned and designed with input from funerary experts in West African traditions. This public event will be intentionally inclusive, honoring a variety of faith traditions (including African indigenous practices) and engaging the diverse Richmond community in the longer-term civic project of combatting structural racism and health disparities
.Responsibilities would include:
Conducting activities (e.g., engaging project and community members, conducting preliminary analysis of current relevant community activities) that support contributions to research planning
Attending, participating in and supporting ongoing project and research planning
Preliminary design of independent research project
The successful candidate will possess:
a relevant doctoral degree;
subject matter expertise in a humanities-relevant discipline, including fields such as African American Studies, Anthropology, History (with an emphasis on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries), History and/or Sociology of Science and Medicine; Public History; Media Studies (including documentary filmmaking);
Experience performing archival and/or oral history research and strong English language writing and speaking skills;
Ability, experience and willingness to work closely, respectfully, and effectively with members of the community as well as internal and external faculty, staff, and students;
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU .
Preferred Qualifications Job Open Date 02/11/2021 Remove from posting on or before 02/23/2021 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants
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