Public Historian - Holocaust and Genocide Studies
|Location:||Kansas, United States|
The Midwest Center for Holocaust Education in suburban Kansas City invites applications for the position of Public Historian, to begin on or about August 15, 2014. We are particularly interested in candidates who offer a strong background in Holocaust history as well as specific knowledge of contemporary genocides. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by January 1, 2015.
Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellent scholarship and to utilizing Holocaust history to develop educational resources and programs that engage the general community as well as academic audiences. We particularly welcome those with strong communication skills, both oral and written, and experience in digital media and website management.
The center’s Public Historian will report to the Executive Director and will work in tandem with the Director of Education to design resources and present outreach programs that further the mission of the organization: to teach the history of the Holocaust, applying its lessons to counter indifference, intolerance, and genocide. Other key components of the position are serving as liaison to the center’s interdisciplinary, academic roundtable of regional college and university faculty (HEART) and as administrator for a Certificate in Holocaust Studies, a developing initiative organized by the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education in partnership with private and public post-secondary institutions.
Interested applicants should email the following in a single Word document to Jean Zeldin, Executive Director at email@example.com:
• personal statement including interest, education and experience in the field of Holocaust studies
• curriculum vitae
• writing sample of 300-500 words, based on material found at www.mchekc.org
In addition, two relevant letters of recommendation should be emailed directly from the recommending parties, with a message line that includes the applicant's name.
Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled.
The Midwest Center for Holocaust Education provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.
Jean Zeldin, Executive Director/CEO
Midwest Center for Holocaust Education
5801 West 115th Street, Suite 106
Overland Park, KS 66211-1800
|Primary Category:||Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
|Secondary Categories:||European History / Studies