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Postdoctoral Position in Community Heritage on St Croix, USVI (Former Dansk Vestindien)

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< img src="" class="ff-og-image-inserted" > The Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, School of Culture and Society, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, invites applications for an 18 month fixed-term postdoctoral position in the research study of historic historical collections associating with, and emanating from, St Croix, USVI (previous Dansk Vestindien).

The visit begins in Summer 2022 or as quickly as possible thereafter.The university is eager for its personnel to reflect the variety of society and hence welcomes applications from all qualified applicants regardless of their individual background. Research context We are searching for an ingenious and

devoted scholar

with a background in heritage, archaeology and/ or history with a concentrate on neighborhood, ideally with some experience of operating in the Caribbean or a comparable context.This position is enabled by a DFF Project II grant for the

task Enduring Materialities of Colonialism: temporality, spatiality and memory on St Croix, USVI( 2019-2024). The project is led by Dr Laura McAtackney and includes working in partnership with a variety of colleagues Dr Magdalena Naum, Aarhus University, Dr Krysta Ryzewski, Wayne State University, and Dr Meredith Hardy, National Park Service (USVI). This is a project based on co-production and understanding exchange with the communities we are working with on St Croix which includes a dedication to interacting the outcomes of the research study on the island and in Denmark along with through scholastic outputs. It is an interdisciplinary job that has a focus on researching the role of product remnants of colonialism in providing brand-new insights into the experiences of the colonial past and thinking about if, and how, they continue to shape memory and identity on the contemporary island.The successful applicant is anticipated to participate in job activities, particularly working with different communities on the island to explore what they identify as’ their ‘( specific and collective )heritage. This task will include project activities on St Croix with the expectation of spending durations of at least 2 weeks on the island( if not longer; this aspect is to be flexible). They will become part of a team based at the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies at Moesgaard Campus, Aarhus and will be expected to take an active part in departmental activities including lectures, seminars, and workshops when in Denmark. The position The effective applicant is expected to work with Dr McAtackney and other members of the EMoC team in carrying out their research.Applicants are asked to submit: An uptodate scholastic CV and

cover letter a

concise statement of inspiration for looking for the position showing how their experience associates with the project aims and goals [optimum one page] a maximum of



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