21 March 2008

USHMM seeks Holocaust researcher

Here's a research opportunity just received from the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum:

The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is creating a multi-volume Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945.

In support of this effort, the Center is seeking an independent researcher to gather information and write entries on particular sites (specifically, facilities under the Wehrmacht and the RSHA, and forced labor camps under other governmental agencies and/or private industrial firms), using the Museum's library and archival holdings as well as other resources in the Washington, DC area. The researcher will have the opportunity to publish his or her work in the encyclopedia. Some translation and editing duties may also be required. Work is to begin as soon as possible.

Applicants must possess some education beyond the first degree and have experience in historical research and writing. Knowledge of the Holocaust is highly desirable. Applicants must have excellent writing skills in English and a thorough reading knowledge of German; other central- or eastern-European languages are desirable.

The researcher will not be an employee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, but will perform the work on a contract basis. The initial contract will require delivery of entries and other related products in accordance with a six-month schedule, with extensions to the contract possible after that. Payment will be commensurate with the researcher's education and experience, ranging between $1,500 and $3,000 per month.

The researcher will also have the opportunity to participate in Center and Museum events such as colloquia, seminars, workshops, fellows' discussions and lectures.

Please send a cover letter indicating dates of availability along with a curriculum vitae and a short writing sample (no more than 1,200 words) by March 31 to:

Geoffrey P. Megargee, Ph.D.
Applied Research Scholar
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW Washington, DC 20024-2126

Email submissions are acceptable and may be sent to gmegargee@ushmm.org.

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