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Jobs, External Grants and Internships

Oral Historians
Tenure Track Positions
Call for Papers
External Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Oral Historians

Oral Historian
Indiana Historical Bureau

The staff person manages the Historical Bureau’s legislatively mandated oral history of the Indiana General Assembly, the Indiana Legislative Oral History Initiative (ILOHI). The oral historian will, in consultation with
an advisory committee comprised of eight members (including four active legislators representing the majority and minority parties of both the House and Senate, and four non-legislative members nominated by various
historical groups) and the Deputy Director of the Bureau, implement the project’s second phase, which includes the development of an online archive, a transcription plan, and ongoing oral history interviews. The oral historian’s duties include program administrative duties, performing historical background research, scheduling, conducting and processing interviews, implementing plans for preservation and accessibility of the oral histories, and performing outreach or educational programming. Occasional travel, mostly in state, will be required. 

Oral Historian
The American Institute of Physics (AIP)

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking a methodical, innovative and collaborative Oral Historian with a passion for gathering, preserving and interpreting the voices and memories of people, communities and participants of past events in the physical sciences.

The Oral Historian will conceptualize and develop a long-range plan for oral history projects in collaboration with the Director, manage the day to day operations of the oral history program, monitor schedules for completion for oral histories and advise and assist the oral history projects of AIP Member Societies and non-AIP historians.

Oral History Coordinator (staff)

Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

University of Georgia Libraries

The University of Georgia Libraries is seeking an Oral History Coordinator, who would be responsible to the Head of Oral History and Media for coordinating the post-production, preservation, description, and access (including web-based access) of oral history collections at the Russell Library. The Oral History Coordinator supports the unit and Oral History Program by collaborating with the Head in the management and curation of the oral history collections, including the supervision of several student interns. The Coordinator assists with oral history project design and production of interviews for the Russell Library and its collaborators. This work engages and works successfully with project and community partners, with attention to historically marginalized and underrepresented groups, by providing conceptual and technical support for oral history activities through effective community engagement practices, training, workshops, fundraising, and outreach. Additional and important aspects of the position include assisting in and trouble-shooting media playback, digital preservation, and transfer operations of the Russell’s audiovisual collections, supporting the creation of finding aids for all audiovisual materials, and participating in policy and logistics meetings of the Russell Library.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.  Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

To view a full description of the position and application instructions please go to:



Assistant Director for Digital Engagement and Discovery

John Carter Brown Library, Brown University

  • Open Date: April 16, 2019
  • Close Date: July 15, 2019
  • The Assistant Director for Digital Engagement and Discovery coordinates digital initiatives at the Library and works with the Director/Librarian and Associate Librarian in developing strategies for online engagement. With a keen interest in and deep knowledge of emerging technological trends in special collections libraries and/or the humanities, the Assistant Director is responsible for developing an integrated digital presence to advance the Library’s mission.


Director, Women and Leadership Archives
Loyola University Chicago

This position is a full-time, yearly appointment with non-tenured faculty status.

Loyola University Chicago (Loyola) seeks nominations and applications to identify user-focused, innovative, and forward-thinking candidates to serve as the next Director of its Women and Leadership Archives (WLA). This position will provide strategic direction and leadership, work collaboratively across campus, and engage with the local, state, and broader community partners; develop, manage, promote, and make accessible the WLA’s collections in support of Loyola’s teaching, learning, research, and service missions; be responsible for all aspects of archival administration and oversee the activities, staff, and operations of the WLA. This position will be a member of the University Libraries Leadership and Planning Team, share responsibility for policy formulation, resource allocation, and organizational development; contribute to shaping strategic initiatives; and play a key role in establishing priorities, in alignment with the University’s strategic plan. Loyola encourages applications from underrepresented groups and from those with diverse backgrounds and life experiences.

For full consideration, applications should be received by August 9, 2019.

Wyoming State Archivist

Wyoming State Archives


Tenure Track Positions

Assistant Professor – Asian American Studies

The Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at California State University is seeking to hire an assistant professor working in any discipline in Asian American studies.

The full job posting can be found here:

Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled.

5 Faculty Positions, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU)

Five (5!) faculty positions for our new CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU).

There are three full-time, tenure-track positions; an annually-appointed Distinguished Lecturer in Urban Studies limited to a maximum employment of one year; and an annually-appointed Distinguished Lecturer in Labor Studies limited to a maximum period of employment of seven years. All will take effect at the beginning of the Fall 2019 or January 2020 semester.  Here are thumbnail descriptions of the responsibilities and qualifications, along with links to the full job descriptions on the CUNY employment website.

Professor of Urban Economics or Urban Demography; Professor of Urban Policy or Public Administration; Professor of Labor Studies

These are open rank tenure-track positions based on qualifications and experience:  junior level (Assistant Professor) and senior level (Associate or Full Professor).  These full-time faculty perform teaching and research duties, and also share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory and other functions.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in the area of experience or equivalent, significant scholarship and research, and the demonstrated ability to teach successfully.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching non-traditional and adult students.  Here are the links to the complete job descriptions and online application:

Open Rank Professor – Urban Policy or Public Administration

Open Rank Professor – Urban Economics or Urban Demography

Open Rank Professor – Labor Studies

Distinguished Lecturer of Urban Studies; Distinguished Lecturer of Labor Studies

Distinguished Lecturer appointments are intended to bring students into contact with a variety of well-respected leaders in their fields with a wide range of experiences and skills, both intellectual and applied.  Practitioners with a demonstrated commitment to public service and social justice may be drawn from a range of public service institutions, including local and state government, city and state agencies, labor unions, and non-profit organizations, and may include current of former elected officials, government administrators, labor leaders, and social justice activists.

Distinguished Lecturers are required to teach two courses per semester, work with the department to develop curricular initiatives and public programs, and offer support for SLU initiatives. These are full-time, non-tenure track positions with one-year appointments. The Labor Studies position is subject to annual reappointment for a maximum of seven years.  A Bachelor’s degree and an outstanding record of achievement in a profession or field of expertise related to Urban Studies or Labor Studies are required.  Here are links to the complete job descriptions and application:

Distinguished Lecturer – Urban Studies

Distinguished Lecturer – Labor Studies

It is our hope that one of these positions may be an ideal fit for a colleague (inside or outside of your organization) or someone in your professional or personal network.  Stephanie Luce (Labor Studies) and Steve London​ (Urban Studies) are chairing the search committees.  If you know an individual who meets the job qualifications, please let us know.  However, to comply with University policy, please advise any prospective candidate to apply directly to the CUNY job posting via the links shared above.

Term-tenure track position in Public History, Messiah College (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania)

  • Open Date: N/A
  • Close Date: Open Until Filled
  • The Department of History at Messiah College invites applications for a term-tenure track position in Public History with expertise in post-1865 United States History. Applicants must be committed to working closely with undergraduate students. Teaching responsibilities will include an advanced course in public history, upper-division courses in area of specialty, a United States history survey from 1865, and first-year interdisciplinary general education courses. We are especially interested in candidates who could offer one or more upper-division courses in subfields of public history and American social history.


Call for Papers



External Grants, Fellowships and Awards

ACLS Partners-for-Diversity-Focused Postdoctoral Fellowships

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce three new partnerships that reflect our commitment to supporting institutional efforts to increase the diversity of college and university faculty. Through the Postdoctoral Partnership Initiative, The City College of New York, Haverford College, and Temple Universitywill each offer a two-year postdoctoral fellowship for promising early career scholars from historically underrepresented groups such as black/African American, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hispanic/Latino scholars. The institutions will appoint these fellows with the intent to promote them to Assistant Professors in tenure track positions at the end of the fellowship period. Support for ACLS’s Postdoctoral Partnership Initiative is made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

For more information, see the program description or contact

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Women’s History and Public History 2019-21

Hired for a two-year term, one Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History and Public History works as a public historian for the New-York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History. The ideal candidate will have a strong scholarly background in women’s history and an interest in public history. The Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow will help build the interpretive and pedagogical aspects of the Center’s programming, and will be deputized with managing certain projects independently. Among the position’s responsibilities are: serving as editor-in-chief of the regular “Women at the Center” blog; working on exhibitions in development; coordinating the annual Diane and Adam E. Max Conference in Women’s History; brainstorming ideas for public programs; and representing the Center in interdepartmental projects, including consulting on K-12 curricula with the Education Department. All Center fellows receive practical instruction and cross-disciplinary guidance from New-York Historical staff. Fellows learn to harness academic skills—such as research, scholarship, and writing—to serve a broad public, while gaining hands-on experience in exhibition creation and design, public program development, and the collecting of both museum and library materials. Applicants for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship must have the Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. The Fellow will be in residence as a full-time staff member, working alongside senior scholars on the Center for Women’s History team at a dedicated workstation. Stipend is $60,000 per
year with full benefits. This fellowship will last from September 5, 2019 through August 30, 2021.
To apply for this fellowship please click here.

Michael E. Debakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine

Remember these granting agencies, too, but keep checking back for opening and closing deadlines:
Emerging Crisis grants from the OHA close around April 15.
ACLS: (one of our community college members just won a grant from ACLS)

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

University of Pennsylvania, Wolf Humanities Center

Five Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities are available for the 2020-2021 academic year on the general topic of Choice. The Wolf Center’s Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to junior scholars in the humanities who are no more than five years out of their doctorate. Preference will be given to candidates not yet in tenure track positions, whose proposals are interdisciplinary, who have not previously enjoyed use of the resources of the University of Pennsylvania, and who would particularly benefit from and contribute to Penn’s intellectual life.

The programs of the Wolf Humanities Center are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. For the 2020-2021 academic year, our topic will be Choice.

The Fellowship carries a stipend of $57,900 plus a $3000 research fund and single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage for any dependents). Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research.

  • The PhD (and its international equivalent, such as the DPhil) is the only eligible terminal degree, and applicants must be humanists or those in such allied fields as anthropology or history of science. Ineligible categories include an MFA or any other doctorate such as EdD, social scientists, scholars in educational curriculum building, and performing artists (note: scholars of performance are eligible).
  • Scholars who received or will receive their PhD between December 1, 2014 and December 1, 2019 are eligible to apply. You must have your degree in hand, or have passed your defense, no later than December 1, 2019 to be eligible. Your application will not be considered unless this condition is met (i.e., you are ineligible to apply if you will defend or otherwise submit your dissertation anytime in 2020). You are eligible to apply if you pass your defense by December 1, 2019, but will not graduate until May 2020.
  • Scholars are required to spend the year (August–May) in residence at Penn.
  • During their year in residence, Fellows pursue their proposed research, are required to teach one course during the year, and must also participate in the Center’s weekly Mellon Research Seminar (Tuesdays, 12:00–1:50), presenting their research at one of those seminars.
  • The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet eligibility requirements.
    • Visa eligibility: International scholars outside of North America are appointed under a J-1 visa (Research Scholar status). Scholars seeking to hold an H-1B visa during the fellowship year at Penn are ineligible (no exceptions can be made). The Wolf Humanities Center reserves the right to cancel awards if the recipient is unable to meet this condition. Applicants should consult the international programs office at their current university to confirm eligibility before applying for this fellowship. If awarded a fellowship, international scholars are required to be in residence August 1, 2020–May 31, 2021.

Applications are accepted via Interfolio only. The committee cannot comment on the appropriateness of proposals in advance. Do not email your application or c.v., or questions about whether proposed topic is viable. Those submissions and questions will not be considered. The committee cannot comment on the appropriateness of proposals in advance. A careful reading of the topic description and the application forms generally answers most questions



Employment Opportunity Posting –  Federal Government Entity Stenographer/Transcriber

This is a full-time position as a stenographer/transcriber supporting senior government officials in the federal government.  The job entails recording audio of events and working with a team to create a transcript for immediate turn-around.  The position requires an excellent command of the English language, specifically regarding composition, grammar, and proofreading, as well as a proficiency in typing quickly and accurately.  Qualified candidates will demonstrate exceptional attention to detail, effective communication skills within a team, and a high degree of professionalism within a federal work environment. Involves weekend and travel hours on occasion. No prior experience in stenography required. To apply, please submit a resume to The deadline to apply is August 31st, 2019.

Manager of School Programs
Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Open Date: N/A
  • Close Date: N/A
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art desires applications for a Manager of School Programs position. To be successful in this role, the incumbent must: Work closely with the Polk Bros. Associate Director of Learning to create programming that strongly integrates artists and audiences effectively within the MCA; Develop the MCA’s suite of programs for students and teachers; manage respective budgets; Lead a creative team of artists in the conceptualization and delivery of innovative programs for student and teacher audiences; Cultivate professional relationships and partnerships with relevant institutions and individuals to ensure the vitality and diversity of the Learning and Public Programs Department; Develop concise curriculum and program material for internal and external distribution, including gallery publicity, website, grant proposals, reports, etc.

Digital Collections Technician
Corestaff Services

  • Open Date: N/A
  • Close Date: N/A
  • Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Digital Collections
  • Technician at a Museum in Washington, DC, with occasional duties in the facility suburban location of Bowie, MD. This is a full time position on a five year government contract, with present funding for one year. Duties and Responsibilities include: Processing: Processes digital files for access and preservation, including transcoding files, creating proxies, normalizing born digital and digitally acquired content, organizing files for preservation and following established standards to make digital files accessible in Museum Collections Search.

Inventorying: Ensures all digitized collections are accounted for and inventoried, reconciles issues between analog and digital surrogates, assures proper naming of digitized files, tracks file locations and creates records in proper databases.

Copying: Copies archival material off storage media including disc, flash drive, thumb drive, and optical media among other kinds of carriers to Museum computer network for preservation purposes.

Preservation: Uses a combination of tools provided by the Museum to verify and document file integrity, and normalize born digital and digitally acquired content.

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

  • Opening Date: N/A
  • Closing Date: N/A
  • SNA International, the Global Leader in Forensics, Biometrics and Identity Intelligence, is currently looking for a Historian to support the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), at the DPAA lab in Hawaii, by conducting historical research and writing, as well as assisting with related activities for DPAA’s Asia Pacific Directorate. Perform complex historical research into casualty resolution and unidentified remains interred in U.S. cemeteries. Assignments include, but are not limited to: historical reports, documentary research, oral histories, secondary source readings, geographically bounded studies, cemetery analyses, case narratives, reports of findings, and briefings to Agency leadership. Occasionally travel nationally for Family Member Updates (FMUs) and occasionally internationally for field investigations or other activities as required by Agency leadership

Curator, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Library, Charleston, SC

  • Open Date: N/A
  • Close Date: N/A
  • The MUSC Libraries seeks a creative, service-oriented, and forward-thinking individual to join our leadership team as the Curator, Waring Historical Library. Responsibilities include: providing strategic direction for the programs of the Waring Historical Library, the University Archives, Digital Library, Macaulay Museum of Dental History, and Waring Library Society; processing and maintaining archival collections, including manuscripts, books, artifacts, art, and ephemera; documenting and scheduling conservation of materials; participating in the development of online and physical exhibits; serving as faculty advisor for the Student Medical History Club; facilitating IP 732 “Topics in the History of the Health Sciences” interprofessional elective, senior history rotations, and other student-directed research projects; responding to complex reference requests and patron services, in support of the University Archivist; presenting lectures about the history of MUSC and the history of medicine to internal and external audiences; researching and publishing public and academic history materials based on and promoting library collections.

Museum Archivist/Curator

Robert H. Jackson Center

  • Opening Date: N/A
  • Closing Date: N/A
  • The archivist/curator is responsible for the collection of books, memorabilia, papers, audio and visual recordings and documents owned by and, primarily, housed at the Robert H. Jackson Center. The archivist/curator would be expected to possess a detailed knowledge of the collection in the Center’s possession. Duties include acquiring, researching, storing and interpreting the collection for the public. Much of the curator’s time would be spent researching and writing about the Jackson Center’s collection.


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