Opening at the Joseph Smith Papers project

By July 11, 2014

The Joseph Smith Papers project is in search of a research assistant. See here for the full details:


•    Bachelor’s degree in history, religious studies, or related discipline, with preference given to those with master’s degrees and/or in doctoral programs.

•    Excellent research and writing skills.

•    Ability to work in a scholarly and professional environment.

•    Personal initiative and collaborative competence.


Duties will include research related to document analysis (textual and documentary intention, production, transmission, and reception) and to contextual annotation of documents (identifications and explanations). Research will involve work in primary and secondary sources for early nineteenth-century America and early Mormonism. Work will include general assistance to volume editors.


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