Office of the Secretary of Defense Historical Office, Applied History
|Location:||Virginia, United States|
The Historical Office of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) is seeking to identify potential historians for contract positions that may arise in 2014 and 2015 at the equivalent of GS 9–13 levels, depending on qualifications. A Ph.D. in history is required.
The OSD Historical Office employs approximately fifteen civil servant and contract historians who hold advanced degrees in diplomatic, military, or political history or related fields such as international relations. The major responsibilities of future potential contract historians in the Office’s Applied History Program include responding to requests for historical information from senior officials in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and writing information papers on special topics on the history of the Department of Defense. Other duties include preparing for and conducting oral history interviews and collecting documents for incorporation into the Public Statements of the Secretary of Defense. Duties and responsibilities for contract positions in the Office’s Publications Program include writing book-length manuscripts on the history of Secretaries of Defense or the defense acquisition process. Additional information about the mission of the OSD Historical office can be found at http://history.defense.gov.
Individuals interested in career opportunities with the OSD Historical Office should send a C.V. and cover letter describing their interests and qualifications, along with an article-length writing sample to Thomas Christianson, Senior Historian, at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15, 2014. Representatives of the Office will attend the Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations from June 19-21.
Please contact Thomas Christianson at email@example.com
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Military History
Political History / Studies