Postdoctoral Fellowship (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Deadline: April 14, 2023

Full Job Description:

The Museum seeks a postdoctoral fellow to research, review, and write content for USHMM’s online Holocaust Encyclopedia. The incumbent will help the Museum to convey stories of the Holocaust and other genocides with the goal of making the past relevant today as well as encouraging our visitors to think, question, care and take action.

This position provides hands-on experience in producing historical content for public-facing digital resources, as well as significant time for research and writing in the chosen candidate’s area of specialization. The position combines professional experience with time to pursue independent scholarly research and interact with other fellows in the Museum’s visiting scholars program.

This position is located in the Digital Learning Tools branch within the Museum Experience and Digital Media (MEDM) division of the Levine Institute for Holocaust Education. The Levine Institute is central to the Museum’s role as America’s national educational institution on the Holocaust. In that capacity, it aims to reach vast and diverse audiences and serve as the global leader in establishing the relevance of Holocaust history today. The Levine Institute is responsible for creating, planning, developing, directing and administering a wide range of educational programs, exhibitions, trainings, and resources on the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance.

This position combines hands-on participation in content review and production processes for digital content supporting the Museum’s student, teacher, and general public audiences as a subject matter expert (approximately 70% of the role), alongside independent scholarly research and writing time (approximately 30% of the role) as part of the community of fellows within the Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (MCAHS).

This is a full-time donated, two-year term position (non-Federal) paid with the Museum’s private funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.

This position is located in Washington, DC and is telework eligible, within the local commuting area of the Museum worksite.

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