The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

 
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Social Science/Humanities Research Associate III - Clements Project Researcher

Hiring department Briscoe Center
Monthly salary $4,083
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 14-04-21-01-4007
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Terminates on 04/15/2015
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

This position is funded for a period of one year.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information

Purpose

Participate in a major archival digitization project and collaborate with project and Briscoe Center staff to achieve project objectives in a timely manner as set out by the project's timeline.

Essential Functions

Survey and analyze the full range of the Clements Papers and gain a better understanding of the different groups that comprise the larger body of Clements material. Develop original research from the Clements Papers and other primary sources; create biographical researcch documents to shape project content and eventually serve as narrative for the website. Participate in the development of criteria to be used in item selection for digitization, and begin selection of items for digitization. Assess items for any legal restrictions on content.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

Bachelor's degree with major coursework in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Four years research related experience with Bachelor's Degree. Experience with research equipment such as scanners, cameras, and archival databases. Background in and experience with subject matter relating to 20th Century U.S. Political History. Demonstrated ability to work in a collegial and collaborative manner as well as to meet challenging situations with flexibility (meet deadlines). Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, in writing and in oral presentation. Demonstrated professional demeanor and appearance. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Skills scores
  • Spelling (score on file)
  • Typing (score on file)
Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of preservation standards for archival materials. Master's degree with major coursework in: American Studies, Communication Studies, Journalism, Government, History, or related field. Two years of research related experience with Master's degree. Knowledge of best practices for the preservation of archival material.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

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