Postdoctoral Fellow - Center for Great Plains StudiesDepartment:
Center for Great Plains Studies-1077Requisition Number:
F_210105Posting Open Date:
08/25/2021Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date):
09/27/2021Open Until Filled:
YesDescription of Work:
The Center for Great Plains Studies (CGPS) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow with expertise in the history of African Americans in Oklahoma and/or African Americans in the American West to carry out both quantitative and interpretive research on Black homesteading in Oklahoma. The Fellowship will extend the work of the Black Homesteader project at CGPS. The Fellow will co-publish a report and academic articles and provide digital content to the National Park Service homesteading website. The Fellow will work with a team of researchers under the direction of supervisors at both the University of Oklahoma and the CGPS AT UNL. Position is for one year, but renewable for a second year. Remote working option available; some travel required.Minimum Required Qualifications:
The Fellow will join a team of researchers to 1) carry out research on the Black homesteading experience in Oklahoma using census data and the records of the General Land Office, 2) co-produce a report on Black Homesteading in Oklahoma, 3) co-write articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and other publications, and 4) provide digital content to populate the National Park Service-Homestead National Monument of America’s NPS.gov website featuring African American homesteaders and their experiences in the Great Plains region.
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PhD in African American Studies, American History, Ethnic Studies, or a related discipline relevant to the humanistic social sciences. Preferred Qualifications:
Criminal History Background Check Required:
- Knowledge of the history of African Americans in Oklahoma and/or expertise in African Americans in the American West.
- Familiarity with the history of federal land policies on the Great Plains.
- Experience with quantitative census records research and archival government records.
- Experience with data collection, archival research, and digital humanities research.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
YesHow to Apply:
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Sarah GilesJob Category (old):
Faculty Non-Tenure LeadingJob Type:
Full-Time TemporaryPosition funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?:
YesIf Temporary, indicate end date:
10-31-22Planned Hire Date:
11/01/2021Appointment End Date: