Visiting Scholar, Margaret Walker Alexander National Research Center-Jackson, MS

  • 10 Feb 2021 2:11 PM
    Message # 10078704
    Anonymous
    Minimum Required Education

    MA or PhD degree in history, public history, English political science, art, African American studies or a related field.

    PhD in history, public history, English, political science, art, and African American studies is preferred.

    Minimum Required Experience

    Five (5) years of experience in history, public history, English, political science, art, African American studies or a related field.

    Minimum Required Licenses and/or Certifications

    None.

    Qualifications
    • Scholarly research experience and research plan.
    • Scholarly writing experience.
    • Public speaking experience.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    See Qualifications.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities
    • Research the Black Arts Movement, the Black Studies Movement, or the Modem Civil Rights Movement.
    • Participate in the events, programming, and tours at the Margaret Walker Center and/or the COF0 Civil Rights Education Center, when available.
    • Teach one course during the Spring 2022 semester in the Department of English, Department of Political Science, Department of Art, or the Department of History at JSU.
    • Produce scholarship on the Black Arts Movement, the Black Studies Movement, or the Modem Civil Rights Movement.
    • Provide a 15-page written report on research accomplishments or provide examples of published scholarship related to the appointment at the Margaret Walker Center and COFO Center in May of the research year.
    • Maintain normal office hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Margaret Walker Center when not In the field conducting research or participating in other MWC or COFO programming.
    • Work with the Oral Historian at the Margaret Walker Center to develop oral histories related to the Black Arts Movement, Black Studies Movement, or the Modem Civil Rights Movement, when possible.
    • Work In tandem with the Director, Archivist, Oral Historian, Education Manager, Graduate Assistants, and Administrative Assistant at the Margaret Walker Center on any projects when necessary.
    • Report at monthly staff meetings on research accomplishments.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    EEO Statement

    Jackson State University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Background Check Statement

    Jackson State University is committed to providing a safe campus. JSU conducts background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include reference checks, criminal history/record check and when appropriate a credit report or driving history report.

    Open Date 02/01/2021
    Close Date
    Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes

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