To be considered for this position, interested candidates must attach a CV/resume which includes a cover letter along with their work and education history. Complete the online application and upload the curriculum vitae. In addition, please also email letter of application, curriculum vitae and evidence of experience to email@example.com for Dr. Susan E. Alcock, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Michigan-Flint.
This position is funded, from PI research moneys, for 1-year.
Seeking a post-doctoral candidate who is highly organized, energetic, and creative, with the goal of undertaking archival, historical and archaeological work in the City of Flint, in cooperation with resources both on the University of Michigan-Flint campus and in the broader community.
Co-design and coordinate a research project (in conjunction with PI Susan E. Alcock, Office of the Provost) that seeks to bring advanced geospatial data and techniques to the historical study of Flint, possibly with a focus on particular neighborhood (e.g., Civic Park, Floral Park).
Identify and engage with faculty, student, governmental and community partners in this enterprise
Work in cooperation with on-campus units (e.g., Geographic Information Systems Center and the Genesee Historical Collections Center), as well as off-campus entities (e.g., the Flint Public Library, Factory 2, the Flint Cultural Center)
Coordinate with the ‘Detroit: City on the Move’ research initiative (Wayne State University, Michigan Tech University), incorporating data from Flint into its big data infrastructure
Coordinate with UM-Flint’s ‘Mapping Flint Project’
Assist in organization of a community ‘scan-a-thon’ and other public-facing activities and presentations to foster community heritage making
Share expertise in GIS and Historical Data Spatial Infrastructure (HSDI) expertise
Ph.D. in Anthropology, Archaeology, or related degree
Demonstrated expertise in Geographic Information Systems and Historical Data Spatial Infrastructure (HSDI)
Demonstrated interest in community heritage-making practices
Excellent organizational skills, including capacity for self-direction
Excellent interpersonal skills, and verbal/written communication skills
Demonstrated experience working with community partnerships
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 173275
About University of Michigan - Flint
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