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Postdoctoral Fellow - Center for Great Plains Studies
University of Nebraska–Lincoln in Lincoln, New Mexico
Date Posted 08/26/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Information

Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow - Center for Great Plains Studies
Department Center for Great Plains Studies-1077
Requisition Number F_210105
Posting Open Date 08/25/2021
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 09/27/2021
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work
The Center for Great Plains Studies (CGPS) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow with expertise in the history of African Americans in Oklahoma and/or African Americans in the American West to carry out both quantitative and interpretive research on Black homesteading in Oklahoma. The Fellowship will extend the work of the Black Homesteader project at CGPS. The Fellow will co-publish a report and academic articles and provide digital content to the National Park Service homesteading website. The Fellow will work with a team of researchers under the direction of supervisors at both the University of Oklahoma and the CGPS AT UNL. Position is for one year, but renewable for a second year. Remote working option available; some travel required.
The Fellow will join a team of researchers to 1) carry out research on the Black homesteading experience in Oklahoma using census data and the records of the General Land Office, 2) co-produce a report on Black Homesteading in Oklahoma, 3) co-write articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and other publications, and 4) provide digital content to populate the National Park Service-Homestead National Monument of America’s NPS.gov website featuring African American homesteaders and their experiences in the Great Plains region.
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. Seehttp://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination . 
Minimum Required Qualifications
PhD in African American Studies, American History, Ethnic Studies, or a related discipline relevant to the humanistic social sciences. 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of the history of African Americans in Oklahoma and/or expertise in African Americans in the American West. 
  • Familiarity with the history of federal land policies on the Great Plains. 
  • Experience with quantitative census records research and archival government records. 
  • Experience with data collection, archival research, and digital humanities research. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
    Criminal History Background Check Required Yes
    Posted Salary
    How to Apply
    Click “Apply to this Job” and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Information form. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three professional references, and a writing sample no larger than 9 MB (attach as “Other Document”).  
    For questions or accommodations related to this position contact
    Sarah Giles
    Job Category
    Job Category (old) Faculty Non-Tenure Leading
    Job Type Full-Time Temporary
    Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? Yes
    If Temporary, indicate end date 10-31-22
    Planned Hire Date 11/01/2021
    Appointment End Date 10/31/2022

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