Postdoctoral Historian

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Postdoctoral Historian



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Description of Work:

-The Postdoctoral Historian will collect information predominantly from four sources; priorities will be determined in consultation with Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA)

-The Postdoctoral Historian will catalog and store all material collected on a computer, backed up with a secure cloud account. The Postdoctoral Historian will consult with DPAA for guidance on naming conventions, database fields, and best practices for ensuring that the project’s archival procedures and protocols conform with those used by DPAA.

-The Postdoctoral Historian will report directly to DPAA. The Postdoctoral Historian may informally advise and consult with student researchers, including any students enrolled in related independent study courses. The Postdoctoral Historian may teach one course on any subject for the University of Nebraska each year. The Postdoctoral Historian will engage with external entities as approved by DPAA staff.

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 history in hand by May 2021.
• US Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

• PhD in history in hand by May 2021, preferably with a specialization in American diplomatic history with modern East Asia
•Experience conducting oral history interviews
•Demonstrated media and/or AV production skills
•Ability to quickly absorb new content, make content connections, and formulate new inquiries within conversational/interview situations
•Experience working within a governmental environment and/or military culture
•Demonstrated ability to be flexible within a changing work environment, produce detail-oriented work products, and meet deadlines

Criminal History Background Check Required:


How to Apply:

Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the information form. Attach your CV, cover letter, and list of references as three (3) separate documents.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Carolyn Kollmann
[email protected]

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Faculty Non-Tenure Leading

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Posted: 6/2/2021
Application Due: 8/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time