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Oral Health in Childhood and Adolescence
Purpose of core: This core seeks to identify and remove the educational, political, psychological, social and nutritional barriers to the prevention and treatment of dental carries (tooth decay) in the children and adolescents of Richmond.
The work will involve collaborative work with a multidisciplinary team, to include engaging faculty and community partners in projects focused on disease prevention and health promotion. The postdoctoral fellow plays a major role in contributing to and originating research and grant applications and in measuring the impact and outcomes. The fellow may coordinate data from various data repositories to better understand oral health disparities in childhood. The fellow will also be supported in pursuing additional research of fellow interest. Training will be available to develop skills in community based participatory research, team science research approaches, and transitioning to careers inside and outside academia. Click here to learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply.
Sustainable Food Access
Purpose of core: The Sustainable Food Access Transdisciplinary Core invests in ‘smart city’ research, which embeds advances in technology and data collection into the infrastructures of urban environments. Through converging research, the core will initially examine the conceptual relationship between governance, urban food, communities, technology, and social innovation. It will promote diversity in all its forms, and further collaborative knowledge generation that enhances urban communities.
VCU and iCubed seek up to three (3) 12-month visiting scholars for the Sustainable Food Access Transdisciplinary Core. The core aims to explore a ‘smart city’ (data science) approach to identifying and ameliorating the problem of food deserts. This core is needed to address persistent issues related to food access and security, particularly those experienced by low-income families and historically underserved communities. Broader goals are to promote diversity in all its forms, and to further collaborative knowledge generation that enhances urban communities. Learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply »
Intersections in the Lives of LGBTQIA+ Communities
Purpose of core: The Intersections in the Lives of LGBTQIA+ Communities Transdisciplinary Core engages in community-informed inquiry of LGBTQIA+ people with multiple marginalized identities in Richmond. It explores the experiences and effects of discrimination as well as strategies for resilience and resistance. The core also aspires to further an inclusive environment in which faculty, students, and community members, including those from historically underrepresented groups, contribute towards meaningful change.
VCU and iCubed seek up to three (3) 12-month visiting scholars for the Intersections in the Lives of LGBTQIA+ Communities Transdisciplinary Core. Each scholar will be academically housed in a core-partnering unit, such as The Department of Political Science, Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, School of the Arts (VCUarts), and/ or the School of Social Work. The core aims to promote empowerment, inclusion, and equity for LGBTQIA+ people with multiple marginalized identities in Richmond. Its translational research will further collaborative knowledge generation and promote diversity in all its forms. Learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply »
Urban Education and Family
Purpose of core: This core will create an Urban Education and Family Institute that will serve as a hub and catalyst for a transdisciplinary community of scholars who are dedicated to equity and excellence for Black and LatinX learners.
VCU and iCubed seek three (3) 12-month visiting scholars for the Urban Education and Family Transdisciplinary Core. Applicants with a deep understanding and demonstrable commitment to advancing access, equity, and quality education for African American and Latinx learners within urban contexts are encouraged to apply. Specific research expertise is open, but areas of particular interest include: learning sciences, transformative pedagogy, systemic change, asset-based and culturally sustaining instruction, interrogation of systems of power that shape policies and practices, urban teacher education, and community empowerment. Learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply »
Disrupting Criminalization in Education
Purpose of core: This core aims to promote educational excellence through examining the criminalization of trauma and exclusionary discipline that prevent African American and Latinx children from engaging in learning. Ultimately, it will further collaborative knowledge generation that enhances diverse urban communities.
The scholar will play an integral role in collaboratively developing the core, and will further scholarship and relationships in support of the core mission. The visiting scholar will demonstrate through teaching, research, scholarship, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience and will integrate multicultural approaches and perspectives into their work. Learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply »
Health and Wellness in Aging Populations
Purpose of core: This core addresses problems of older and disabled adults “aging in place” within low-income senior housing apartment buildings and surrounding neighborhoods in urban Richmond, Virginia.
Assistant or associate professor in nursing (tenure)
The successful candidate will conduct scholarship activities focused on systematic reviews, observational studies and health service outcomes evaluation while service will be a composite of departmental, school, university, national and international activities. The successful candidate will teach at the School of Nursing and precept students on Advanced Practice Experiences. In addition, the candidate will be expected to broaden participation among members of underrepresented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; demonstrate leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests. Click here to learn more about this position, qualifications and how to apply.
Culture, Race and Health
Purpose of core: This core addresses how culture and race/ethnicity impact health and overall well-being, in particular among the citizens of the Crater Health District in Petersburg, Virginia, experiencing health disparities.
No openings at this time.
Racial Equity, Arts and Culture
Purpose of core: This core fosters critical dialogue about and develops mechanisms for advancing the fair treatment of people of all races in and through arts and culture.
No openings at this time.