Historical Research Assistant (Contract Worker) (Church History Department)
United States |
UT-Salt Lake City
ID 212521, Type: Temporary Full-Time
Church History Department
The Church History Department announces an opening for the Andrew Jenson Research Fellowship. The successful candidate will assist the Assistant Church Historian and Recorder of the Church History Department with historical and archival research for ongoing publication projects. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for someone interested in pursuing a career in history. We are looking for a motivated, energetic, and skilled individual to join our team.
This is a full-time contract worker position, which is anticipated to last 12 months.
Research will involve work in primary and secondary sources for nineteenth- and twentieth century Latter-day Saint history. The Research Fellow will work under the direction of another historian/writer.
The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Master’s degree in history, religious studies, or other related field; pursuit of or completion of PhD degree in above identified disciplines strongly preferred
Knowledge of and training in historical and archival research
Demonstration of excellent research and writing skills
Strong organizational, time management, and verbal communication skills
Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments
Creative and flexible
Ability to work in a team, as well as independently
Ability to work in a scholarly and professional environment
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.
Posting Notice/More Info.
Please attach a vita, a short writing sample demonstrating ability in using primary sources to form a cogent argument, and a list of three references to your application.
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