Please see the attached word document for an announcement about GA position(s) with Dr. Burnet to work with her on an exciting new project funded by the National Science Foundation! If you are interested, please follow the directions in the announcement to create an application and submit it by August 7th. The announcement is also pasted below:
MA Research Assistantship on Racial Violence in the U.S. South Project
Dr. Burnet is currently seeking applications for Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs) to work on the Affect, Embodied Memory, and Political Geographies of Racialized Violence in the American South project. The project will investigate how communities exposed to racial violence in Georgia and Florida find security in the present, collaborate to reconstruct the past, and envision their futures in the aftermath of violence. It will also broaden the pipeline of highly qualified minority students into leading graduate programs and increase public literacy of science by making findings publicly accessible.
Dr. Burnet is seeking a highly motivated MA anthropology student researchers who will bring key skills to the project, including archival research; cartography, mapping, or GIS analysis; website design and maintenance; or experience with research on topics related to racial violence. GRAs will receive training in ethnographic research methods and ethics, archival research, and mapping and GIS analysis. In addition, they will learn skills related to conducting ethnographic research in teams, managing large datasets, producing multimedia Internet content for public audiences, and managing project.
GRAs will work closely with the project team, including co-Principal Investigator Dr. Jennie Burnet (GSU) and Co- Principal Investigator Dr. Omotayo Jolaosho (University of South Florida), graduate and undergraduate research assistants, and the project’s community partners in Georgia and Florida.
Candidates can apply for one of two positions:
* 15-hours per week GRA: The GRA will devote approximately 15 hours per week during the semester to project responsibilities and will receive a stipend of approximately $5,000 per semester and tuition remission.
* 7.5-hours per week GRA: The GRA will devote approximately 7.5 hours per week during the semester to project responsibilities and will receive a stipend of approximately $2,500 per semester and tuition remission.
The position will start August 23, 2021.
To apply, send a single PDF containing: Letter of application; resume or CV, including technical skills; and a short writing sample to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.
The letter of application should explain the applicant’s interest in the research topic, their relevant experience and qualifications for the position, and their career goals. The letter should also indicate the student’s preference for the 15 or 7.5 hours per week position and explain how the requested level of financial support will improve their ability to thrive in the MA program. Finally, the letter should state the student’s intended graduation date.
Applications due: August 7, 2021. Interviews will be held by WebEx during the week of August 9.