Position: Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Archives Department: Library Services
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University Becoming "One Tuskegee", the ideal Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Archives will possess the willingness to use their expertise in transforming Tuskegee into a leading 21st century living and learning environment.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
The fellow hired for this position will join the team at the Tuskegee University Archives (TVA), a team that includes a group that is working with the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture on a wide variety of projects. We seek a scholar of the highest caliber who will bring new ideas, new energy, and a commitment to collaborative and collegial work at one of the South’s top digital humanities center. Tuskegee University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence among its faculty and staff. Work at the TUA is highly collaborative, including faculty, staff, and students in multiple projects and candidates should demonstrate a past record of working in teams and/or collaborative environments.
The projects the fellow will undertake will be either (1) identified by the TUA and assigned to the postdoctoral fellow for further development or (2) proposed by the fellow and approved by the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture (SMAAHC). The TUA will provide project oversight, policies, procedures, and templates for all research projects. The priorities of these projects will be determined by the TVA. The fellows will provide regular updates to the TVA, and occasional updates to other relevant parties.
The Postdoctoral Fellow may be invited to contribute to the teaching of history at Tuskegee University as a guest lecturer or by conducting workshops for faculty. While the Postdoctoral Fellow will not have any required teaching responsibilities there may be an opportunity to teach.
Ph.D. in American History with an emphasis on civil rights history, archival and field research experience;
Candidates must have prior experience as creators of digital history products.
Teaching experience in digital military history.
A demonstrated thoughtful approach to teaching and learning military history.
Experience working in teams.
Additional Position Information:
Does this position require weekend and after work hours’ job responsibilities? No Does this position require travel? Yes
Is this position funded through restricted outside funding? Yes, Smithsonian Institute
If this is a temporary position, what is the end date of the position? No
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. **
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Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (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. Application packets with missing information will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.
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