Madison, WI
Jul 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 91440-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Communications, Editing, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 91440-AS

Working Title: Research Scientist/Managing-editor/Co-editor



FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: SEPTEMBER 01, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $40,861 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Advanced degree in early American history (any subfield) or an associated field, preferably with considerable experience in U.S. constitutional history.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

At least seven years of experience in editing, transcribing, indexing, and proofreading in US constitutional history including the ratification era required. Familiarity with the final preparation of print publications (e.g., indexing, proofreading typeset pages, and communicating changes to typesetter) required. Previous publication experience in the Founding era and prior map-making experience or collaboration with cartographers required. Knowledge of facilitating the transfer of large files, samples, and images to typesetter required. Attention to detail is of utmost importance, as is the ability to work collaboratively. Strong writing skills are essential.

Position Summary:

The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution (DHRC), an annotated documentary edition chronicling the public and private debate surrounding the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in the original thirteen states, seeks a research scientist/managing editor/co-editor to collaborate with the existing editorial team on the last two volumes of the Ratification of the Constitution by the States (RCS) series, which is published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. The RCS series presently consists of twenty-nine volumes. The editor may also continue as co-editor of the Bill of Rights (BoR) series, also to be published by the WHS Press, which will consist of six further volumes. The final RCS volumes, which are planned for release in late 2018, will cover North Carolina's two state ratifying conventions and the debates framing them, and the first BoR volume, which will be to the BoR series what Constitutional Documents and Records, 1776-1787, is to the RCS series, should be released soon thereafter, likely in early 2019.


Todd Anderson
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

How to Apply: Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

For questions on the position, contact: Todd Anderson (608) 263-1810 or email

To apply for this position you will need to upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references, including your current supervisor. References will not be contacted without advanced notice.

Your cover letter should address your qualifications as they pertain to the minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience listed above.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

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Advertised: 18 Jul 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 17 Aug 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time