Position Announcement: Research Historian 2

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:45 PM | Deleted user

Position Announcement: Research Historian

Historical Research Associates, Inc. (HRA), a company of historical, cultural resource management, and architectural history consultants, seeks a full-time, contract research historian in either its Missoula, Washington, D.C., or Seattle offices. A primary focus of this position will be assisting in the research and analysis of historical documents for HRA’s litigation-support work on issues related to environmental contamination, water rights, and/or Native American natural resources and treaty rights, including research in archival repositories nationwide. The successful candidate could also be involved in projects pertaining to the history of federal agencies, environmental history, land use, science and technology, and exhibit development.

Employment will begin no later than July 1, 2019. The contract will extend for up to one year, with the potential for renewal or termination of the arrangement at HRA’s discretion. Benefits include paid vacation, personal, and sick leave, health insurance, optional vision and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Competitive salary based on experience.

A master’s degree in history, public history, or a closely related field is required. Experience in the following areas is preferred: environmental contamination/Superfund, federal Indian policy, water rights, Native American land and water use history, and archival research. Applicants must demonstrate excellence and experience in historical research and writing and have the interpersonal skills to work well in a team environment. The job may also require travel (up to one week at a time, two to three times per quarter); research in records repositories around the country; and interaction with clients, attorneys, and government officials. Applicants must be able to pass a federal government security clearance, which is required for some of the facilities in which we do research. Applicants must also be able to lift boxes weighing up to 50 lbs.

Please submit a cover letter providing concrete examples of the skills and experience listed above, a résumé, contact information for three references (phone, e-mail, and mailing address), and a writing sample that demonstrates your ability to construct and support a cogent argument based on primary-source documents. Human Resources at HR@hrassoc.com . Please indicate in your application materials that you are applying for the Litigation Specialist position. No phone calls, please.


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