Job Ad: Women’s History and Writer

By September 18, 2018

Historian/Writer – Church History Department  
UNITED STATES |  UT-Salt Lake City
ID 217340, Type: Regular Full-Time
Posting Dates: 09/14/2018 – 10/05/2018
Job Family: Library, Research&Preservation
Department: Church History Department

PURPOSES: The Church History Department announces an opening for a historian/writer with an emphasis on women’s history within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Duties will include researching and writing, in collaboration with others, documentary and narrative histories on the experience of Latter-day Saint women.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Conducts appropriate research accurately and within professional standards under the supervision of project management.
•  Produces publishable volumes and material for websites. Possible duties include historical research, verification of transcriptions of documents against original sources, developing and writing annotations and supplementary material, writing introductions and narrative history, or other tasks as assigned.
• Meets deadlines and performs all assigned tasks and according to professional and CHD standards.
• May perform duties on multiple projects simultaneously.
• Manages and supervises task specific research questions.
• Occasionally consults with project team on project management questions.
• Contributes to a collegial and professional atmosphere that incorporates the highest standards of behavior and cooperation, promoting teamwork and group purposes.

QUALIFICATIONS: Masters or PhD (or doctoral candidate) in history, religious studies, or related discipline, with demonstrated competence in women’s history.  Excellent writing skills and the ability to work in an academic environment that requires personal initiative and collaborative competence. Some experience with creative non-fiction or fiction writing.Professional and personal integrity required to maintain the trust and confidence of professional colleagues, department leadership, and archivists working in other public and private repositories.

WORTHINESS QUALIFICATION: Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and currently temple worthy.

POSTING NOTICE/MORE INFO.Please Note: All positions are subject to close without notice. Find out more about the many benefits of Church Employment at http://careers.lds.org.

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