Job Announcement: Historian/Writer, Church History Department

By October 4, 2012

From our friends at the Church History Department, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

Purpose and Responsibilities

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.


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/ecclesiastical environment that requires personal initiative and collaborative competence. Professional and personal integrity required to maintain the trust and confidence of professional colleagues, department supervisors, and archivists working in other public and private repositories. Must be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, currently temple worthy.

Please send letter of application, vita, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Women?s History Search, c/o Viola Knecht, Church History Library, 15 E. North Temple St., Salt Lake City, UT 84150-1600. Applicants must also complete on-line application found at, job number 98779. Applications due by October 26, 2012.

Article filed under Announcements and Events Women's History


  1. What’s the pay?

    Comment by Coke Drinker — October 4, 2012 @ 5:48 pm

  2. I imagine it’s competitive for an entry-level academic position.

    Comment by Ben P — October 4, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

  3. So happy to see this posting! More women’s history at the CHL, huzzah!

    Comment by Tona H — October 5, 2012 @ 3:52 pm


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