Historic New England, Study Center
Scholar in Residence
|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
|Position:||Fellow, Museum Education, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research Professional, Visiting Scholar|
Position: Scholar in Residence
Classification: Full Time, Exempt, Term Limited for 12 Months
Location: Eustis Estate, Milton, MA
Start Date: September 1, 2022
Compensation: $50,000 annual salary plus generous benefit package
Historic New England, the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation, is seeking applicants for a full-time Scholar-in-Residence to conduct academic research in support of our goal to be the premier organization where new areas of research, stories, interpretation, and programming are discovered and shared with today’s audiences.
This is a post-doctoral position in a uniquely interdisciplinary setting with the opportunity to work cross-team with Historic New England staff in areas of material culture, archives, preservation, architectural history, and visitor experience.
This Scholar-In-Residence is a one year term-limited, research-based position available to scholars in the humanities or social sciences. Under the supervision of the Study Center Manager, the scholar will work independently to research a proposed topic related to the Eustis Estate or Gilded Age architecture, landscape, decorative arts, or social history, with the goal of completing an academic work. Projects may be at any stage of development and are expected to be of value to both scholars and general audiences and contribute to a larger scholarly conversation.
Ideal candidates are scholars who will use this opportunity to publish or otherwise disseminate their research and are interested in using their research to educate and engage the public. While in residence, the scholar is also expected to be actively engaged in the intellectual life and outreach programs of the Study Center at the Eustis Estate and Historic New England at large.
The scholar will devote a full-time schedule (40 hours/week) to this position and will, in conjunction with the Study Center Manager, help supervise the work of two part-time research fellows. A residence is offered (but not required) in the form of a furnished one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment at the Eustis Estate in Milton, Mass. Office space with complete technology requirements will also be provided.
Historic New England welcomes applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusion.
For those interested in applying, we encourage questions and discussion to support you as you develop your proposal. Contact Dr. Alissa Butler at email@example.com
- Conduct primary and secondary research to support the proposed research topic following the submitted timeline of research and outcomes towards the goal of the completion of an academic work
- Share the results of the research with public audiences through programs offered in conjunction with partner universities. In coordination with the Study Center manager, organize additional public programs that generate interest and excitement about the Eustis Estate and Historic New England
- Mentor and oversee the efforts of two research fellows conducting research on topics related to the Eustis Estate.
- A completed Ph.D., or expected completion before the residence begins, in fields related to the humanities or social sciences and a demonstrated interest in social and cultural history
- Experience with public speaking and leading educational programming in a public setting
- The ability to competitively pursue peer-reviewed, academic publication opportunities.
- Valid driver’s license and means of transportation are required. Ability to travel to Historic New England sites, as well as any libraries, archives, and research sites throughout the region as needed
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Experience working with data management software programs. Requires fully competent computer skills including working knowledge of MS Office Suite. Experience with Microsoft Excel, Zoom or similar virtual meeting platforms, and internet research is required
- Ability to use academic search engines (e.g. JSTOR) is desirable
Interested candidates please submit all of the following:
- 1-2-page, single-spaced writing sample
- 1-3 page, single-spaced project narrative that includes:
- Project proposal
- Expected timeline of work and outcomes
- Research significance and contribution
- Bibliography of relevant secondary literature
Please submit application materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by July 11, 2022
Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
Historic New England offers generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday, and health and wellness benefit packages
Please submit questions to Dr. Alissa Butler at email@example.com
Submit applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies