|Position Title||Graduate Assistant-Social Network Analysis - 2021-2022|
|Position Eclass||GF - Graduate Flat Pay|
|Position Summary|| |
The term Graduate Assistant is the umbrella term that encompasses all types of GA appointments. Graduate Assistants are employed by the University to teach, conduct research, or assist with administrative duties in departments and non-academic units. Every attempt is made to assign Graduate Assistants to positions that are directly related to the student's field of study or that provide the opportunity to develop transferable, professional skills. Graduate Assistantships are assigned in the department or unit and confirmed by the Graduate School.
|Additional Details|| |
An NSF-funded archeology project (Title: A network approach to Magdalenian social landscapes) seeks a GA. The project will use Social Network Analysis to examine the distribution of objects of personal ornamentation at the end of the last Ice Age in western and central Europe, ~18,000 to 12,000 years ago. This time period, referred to as the Magdalenian, witnessed both a rapid expansion of human populations from core areas after the last Ice Age and the creation and circulation of an unprecedented abundance and diversity of engraved artifacts. The research team, which includes archaeologists, paleoclimatologists, and computer scientists from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Arizona State University, and Histria Cultural Resource Consulting, will (1) assemble a database of ~200 digital images of these engraved artifacts; (2) construct an open-access, web-based application that uses machine learning and clustering algorithms to identify stylistic patterns among the digital representations of the artifacts; and (3) develop custom plugins for an open-source Social Network Analysis platform to produce visual representations of, and quantitative descriptors for, Magdalenian social networks at multiple scales. Ultimately, the project will explore how geography, environmental uncertainty, population density, and social cooperation/competition influenced how Magdalenian peoples used material culture to construct social networks and navigate the rapidly changing environments of post-glacial Europe.
*Compensation is contingent on final approval from NSF, which is fully expected to occur.
|Minimum Qualifications|| |
To be eligible for appointments as a graduate assistant, you must:
|Additional Minimum Qualifications|| |
To be eligible for appointments as a GA, you must:
Skills and Qualifications
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Additional Documents for the GA Position
|Number of Months per Year||12|
|Org #-Department||Anthropology - 12202|
|Posting Begin Date||02/12/2021|
|Posting Close Date||06/30/2021|
|Open Until Filled||No|