Project Coordinator

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA

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Position Information

Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Job Title Project Coordinator
Department Name Urban and Regional Stds Ctr - 316600
Vacancy ID S014643
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Hiring Range $22.00/hr
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Temporary
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Work Schedule

Monday- Friday 9am-5pm

Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months
Posting Open Date 05/09/2019
Posting Close Date 05/13/2019
Description of Work

Department Description:
Community Histories Workshop of the Center for Urban and Regional Studies

Position Description:
This position will serve as staff co-director of a new Community Histories Workshop project: the UNC Asylum Project. The project Coordinator will work with CHW Faculty lead Robert Allen to create innovative historical resources regarding the insane asylum movement in the US and abroad and their role in the establishment of modern psychiatry. Resources will include a comprehensive, searchable database of patients admitted to the NC Hospital for the Insane (1856-1919), digitized general case records, and semantic web publication of letters relating to the life of the first female patient at the asylum, Anna Cameron Kirkland. The project coordinator will work closely with Professor Allen in interdisciplinary graduate seminars to be offered Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. This position will work with professor Allen and colleagues in health sciences to develop learning units based on the history of the asylum for use in training for health professions. The project coordinator will also take the lead in developing ethical and professional practice guidelines in use of personally identifiable historical patient records.

Education and Experience

Minimum Education:
Four-year degree or equivalent combination of training and experience necessary to perform the work

Experience in digital archiving tools and processing. Excellent written communication skills, and digital communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:
Masters in Archiving, Public History and one year of directly related work experience. Knowledge of American Asylum movement.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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