Post-Doctoral Fellow in History- POW/MIA Research

College of Arts and Sciences- History and Political Science
Apr 22, 2020
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Date: October 9, 2017 Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow in History- POW/MIA Research Location: College of Arts and Sciences- History and Political Science

Status: Full Time

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University seeking “Excellence in Every Way,” the ideal Post-Doctoral Fellow in History will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
The DPAA Research Fellow is a two-year position. The Fellow will work in collaboration with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), an agency of the Department of Defense whose mission is to account for missing personnel from past military conflicts.

  • Collaborate with DPAA on research and analyses of historical and archival records, and related research activities that will contribute to DPAA’s mission, and which will contribute to the University’s research and programs .
  • Collaborate with DPAA on archaeological investigations, field surveys and excavations.
  • Attend joint meetings, travel to DPAA facilities or operational site.
  • Provide regular written reports to the DPAA, offer oral presentations, and write historical narratives.
  • Provide instruction to DPAA.
  • Teach undergraduate course.
  • Serve as a conduit between external organizations, researchers, families, students and the DPAA.


  • Ph. D. in History by the time of appointment with a field in Military History
  • Archival and field research experience a necessity
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Commensurate with education, training and experience

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **
APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources. Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, (3) letters of reference (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

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