Postdoctoral Research Associate

Lincoln, NE
Aug 27, 2020
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information

Working TitlePostdoctoral Research AssociateDepartmentHistory-1087Requisition NumberF_200107Posting Open Date08/26/2020Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date)02/01/2021Posting Close DateOpen Until FilledYesDescription of Work

The postdoctoral research associate will serve as project manager of a collaborative team collecting and processing habeas corpus petitions to design and populate a robust database that will allow researchers to demonstrate the many interpersonal and institutional relationships evident in these claims to freedom while also assessing their significance and value within the larger body of American jurisprudence. Understanding the habeas petitions of marginalized petitioners as powerful demands for legal reform, critical legal and digital methods are foundational to this study. The project manager will be responsible for assisting the Principal Investigator with implementing the archival digitization plan both within Lincoln and at particular archival sites; with overseeing and contributing to the indexing and data entry of habeas petitions; coordinating and managing team productivity; and monitoring data entry quality and consistency. The project manager will also travel to archives and conferences occasionally.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

Minimum Required Qualifications

PhD in American history or related field with PhD in hand by June 1, 2021.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with legal archival material and repositories, digital research methods and database methodologies, data management and analysis, and expertise in American history over the long nineteenth century.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review RequiredCriminal History Background Check RequiredNoPosted SalaryHow to Apply

Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the information form. You will be required to attach your curriculum vitae, cover letter, list of references and a Statement Describing Expertise in Digital and/or Legal History as four (4) separate documents in MS Word or PDF format. If you have issues uploading the statement please email this document to Carolyn Kollmann at [email protected]

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact

Carolyn Kollmann, Personnel Generalist
[email protected]

Job CategoryJob Category (old)Faculty Non-Tenure LeadingJob TypeFull-TimePosition funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?YesIf Temporary, indicate end date05/31/2023Planned Hire Date06/01/2021Appointment End Date05/31/2023Supplemental Questions

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    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. List of References
    4. Other Document
    Optional Documents

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