Job Posting

ASH Scholars – The Art of Death (Aug 30 deadline)

Psychological Sciences, Digital Storytelling, Art (all majors welcome!)

Position Information


Death and the awareness of mortality is a fundamental challenge for the human condition. This interdisciplinary project explores confronting the reality of death through contemporary and historical artistic expression, and how such expressions influence psychological attitudes and anxiety. The project may involve producing creative projects, reviewing historical art and archaeology, and designing psychological studies. This project started in fall 2017. The faculty mentors for this team are Jamie Arndt (Psychological Sciences), Katina Bitsicas (Art/Digital Storytelling), and Benton Kidd (Museum of Art and Archaeology).

Required Skills

ALL MAJORS are eligilble to apply including those in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Ideally, the team will include diverse individuals, some of whom bring creative and/or production skills, but who all want to better understand this fundamental aspect of the human condition. Students should feel comfortable discussing matters related to death/dying. An application is required!

Preferred Qualifications

We are especially seeking freshmen, but open to all academic levels. This is a TWO Semester commitment (Fall 2019 and Spring 2020).

Faculty Mentor or Sponsor

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Applications close on August 30th; however, will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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