Department of State, Office of the Historian
|Location:||District of Columbia, United States|
Historians from the U.S. Department of State will be available to discuss careers in the Office of the Historian at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Boston, MA, January 6-9, 2011. The Office of the Historian, located in Washington, D.C., employs more than three dozen professionally-trained historians, most of whom hold Ph.D.s in the history of U.S. foreign relations or historical area studies. Our historians are charged with a variety of responsibilities, including producing volumes in the Foreign Relations of the United States series, the official documentary history of U.S. foreign policy; drafting foreign policy-related historical studies; and engaging in historically-based outreach initiatives. In addition, the Office’s Declassification and Publishing Division coordinates the declassification and performs the technical editing of the Foreign Relations series for both print and online publications. The latter requires strong editing and technical skills as well as some familiarity with website management and electronic publishing, including a basic knowledge of markup languages (HTML or XML) and database systems.
We anticipate hiring several new full-time historians beginning early in 2011. We will have a table at the AHA Job Center, where we will hold informational interviews on the work of our office and the life of a federal government historian. If interested, please send a copy of your c.v. and a covering letter describing your interests and qualifications to Margaret Morrissey at email@example.com to set up an appointment. Time permitting, we will also schedule appointments with interested parties who drop off copies of their c.v.s at the AHA Job Center.
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Diplomacy and International Relations