Ohio State University, History
Post Doc Researcher of POW/MIA History, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Ohio, United States|
We will begin reviewing applications on June 1, 2021.
The Ohio State University Department of History is seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher to work in conjunction with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) to conduct historical research and analysis related to U.S. military losses in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and other matters related to military personnel lost in past conflicts. The position is funded for two years, with the possibility of a third, and requires residency at the Ohio State University. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand at time of hire and preferably a background in 20th century US military history (specifically WWII, Korean War, and the Vietnam War), History of Science and Medicine, and/or specific expertise in US-East Asian relations/conflicts, or twentieth-century East Asian history broadly defined. Practical experience with GIS, work with large scale data projects and/or digital humanities is encouraged but not required.
Under the direction of the DPAA staff, the Researcher will conduct and oversee systematic historical and interdisciplinary research that supports the Agency’s mission to achieve the fullest possible accounting of American personnel missing from twentieth-century conflicts. The research may include, but is not limited, to historical research and writing, digital humanities projects, and public history work. Strong writing and data collection/analysis skills are required for this position.
The fellow is expected to maintain a presence on campus. While teaching is not required, the post-doc will be permitted to teach one OSU history course per year and will be encouraged to manage an internship program, mentor students, and encourage student learning. The University seeks a person who, in concert with DPAA, engage the University community and other Ohio communities to raise awareness about issues related to the search for unaccounted-for remains. The DPAA fellow will participate in history department events and be an engaged member of the History Department and University community.
The Department of History, within the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks a Post Doctoral Scholar to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.
Target Hiring Range - $50,000 - $50,000
Dulles Hall (0337), Columbus, Ohio
Term (Fixed Term)
Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law.
Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.
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|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Military History