Research Associate

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Posting Details

Job Type Faculty
Position Title Research Associate
Department Name 12201-English
Position Number 0080579
Position Details

We are seeking a highly motivated Ph.D/MFA researcher to support and contribute archival and field research as a research associate in three distinct subject areas related to longform journalism projects: presidential correspondence, urban redevelopment of Pennsylvania’ s Mon valley, and twentieth¬≠ century women aviators. This position under the direction of University of Pittsburgh Professor Jeanne Marie Laskas offers the opportunity to work in a high-quality research environment with strong collaborations with local and national journalists, editors and industry leaders. We seek an exceptional researcher with an advanced degree in journalism or nonfiction writing who has a substantial record of national publication and prior experience in interviewing, reporting and archival research methodology. Experience with Scriver and Adobe Creative Suite is preferred. Additional knowledge of US history, national and local politics and aviation would be a strong asset, as are the following characteristics: strength in research methods, excellent organizational and writing skills, demonstrated ability to take initiative and follow through, and ability to communicate effectively with colleagues. There will be opportunities to remain active in publishing.

Application Process

Interested applicants can submit their CV, cover letter, writing sample and two letters of reference.

If you have questions, please contact
Jennifer Seemann, Assistant to the Chair
526 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA 15260 412-624-6509

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Date Posted 07/12/2017
Open Until Filled No
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