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Job Posting Visiting Assistant Archivist - Oral Historian

  • 1.  Job Posting Visiting Assistant Archivist - Oral Historian

    Posted Dec 16, 2021 04:33 PM

    Oral Historian


    The Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive (VNCA) at Texas Tech University is currently accepting applications for a newly created Visiting Assistant Archivist position. This is a full-time, 2-year, benefits-eligible, non-tenure track faculty position.


    Responsibilities for this position include conducting in-depth oral history interviews with individuals involved in various aspects of the Vietnam War and the Vietnam War Era. Successful candidates will be required to conduct background research in both primary and secondary sources in pursuance of quality oral history interviews and will be responsible for the acquisition, cataloging, and maintenance of the oral history collections and their electronic database records. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to deal tactfully with individuals, and sensitive issues.


    Candidates may be required to travel to conduct outreach and awareness initiatives to veterans' reunions; conduct periodic oral history workshops with interested groups; supervise student editors and transcriptionists; and assist in various activities within the Vietnam Center and Archive in pursuance of its larger mission.


    The ideal candidate will have both academic and administrative experience and must be able to work independently on long-term projects, while at the same time performing an array of short-term tasks in a collaborative setting. The position requires excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and broad familiarity with computer technologies is a plus.


    Preferred Qualifications: Graduate degree in 20th Century U.S. History, Library Science, or related field; specialization in military history and the history of the Vietnam War; experience in the theory and practice of oral history; experience conducting oral history interviews; and a demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse populations. 


    To Apply: Please submit your cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three professional references via our website at: requisition 26725BR (Faculty position)


    As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University.  The university welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.  Texas Tech University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). 


    Salary is $48,000 + benefits.  Review of applications will begin January 31, 2022. 



    Amy K. Mondt, CA

    Associate Director


    The Vietnam Archive

    Special Collections Library, Room 108

    Box 41041

    Lubbock, TX 79409


    FedEx address

    2805 15th Street

    Lubbock, TX 79409


    806-742-9010 (phone)

    806-742-0496 (fax)