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Post Doc Research Fellow

University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Nebraska, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
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Employment Type
Full Time
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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, Lincoln.

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 by DPAA.

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 outreach activities. 
  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

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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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 conversational/interview situations.
  • Experience working within a governmental environment and/or military culture.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible within a changing work environment, produce detail-oriented work products, and meet deadlines.



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