The University of Nebraska, Lincoln (UNL) seeks a historian to
serve as its Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA)
Research Partner Fellow. The position is funded for two years
and requires residency at the University of Nebraska,
The DPAA Research Partner Fellow at UNL will
leverage the University’s assets to serve the Agency by conducting
historical research and analysis related to U.S. personnel losses
in the twentieth century. Under supervision and guidance from
Agency staff, the UNL Fellow’s primary work
responsibilities will include conducting oral history interviews
for an internal archive, in addition to overseeing a large-scale
digital humanities project and other research projects as assigned
The Fellow is expected to maintain a presence on campus. While
teaching is not required, the Fellow will be permitted to teach one
course per calendar year and will be encouraged to manage an
internship program, mentor students, and encourage student learning
through engagement with
their DPAA projects. UNL seeks a person who, in
concert with DPAA, actively engages with
the UNL community and other local communities to raise
awareness about issues related to the identification of
unaccounted-for remains of American service personnel from World
War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle Eastern wars.
Strong writing, data collection, and analysis skills, along with an
ability to collaborate with others, are required for this
position. Experience conducting oral histories and with
digital history is preferred. This position requires a time
commitment of 40 hours per week on DPAA related work and
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 http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination
Minimum Required Qualifications
- PhD in history in hand.
- US Citizenship is required.
- Strong writing, data collection, and analysis skills, along
with an ability to collaborate with others.
- PhD in history in hand, 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
- Experience working within a governmental environment and/or
- Demonstrated ability to be flexible within a changing work
environment, produce detail-oriented work products, and meet