The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities Public Historian in Residence (Co-Editor, The Public Historian)

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities

Job Type: Government/Non-Profit

Application Deadline: March 20, 2015

The Public Historian is pleased to invite applications for a full-time staff position at MARCH, located on the campus of Rutgers-Camden.  The primary responsibility of the Public Historian in Residence will be to serve as co-editor of The Public Historian, the journal of the National Council on Public History. The individual hired as co-editor will be expected to provide, in particular, the perspective of a public history practitioner and to build connections between the journal and NCPH’s various digital publications and venues, such as the Public History Commons and History@Work. In his/her role as Public Historian in Residence, the person filling this position will contribute to publications, projects, and events that support the public history initiatives of MARCH and the Department of History. Ideal candidates will have familiarity with debates and practices from around the public history field and will be public history professionals with substantial experience in practice who have established networks of contacts in the field, preferably in the New Jersey/Philadelphia area. The most competitive candidates will also have an understanding of scholarly publishing and knowledge or expertise in technology sufficient to permit participating in discussions about digital initiatives and platforms that are shaping scholarly and professional publishing and communications today. Five years’ experience in public history practice and master’s degree in public history or a related field are required.  The position requires excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.  To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references no later than Friday, March 20, online here.  (Also link here for additional information about salary and benefits classification.)

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Posted: March 12, 2015