Associate Research Fellows must possess the following basic qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent At least two (2) years of experience conducting archival research.
Basic familiarity with MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Current enrollment in good standing in a doctoral program requiring substantial original archival research and/or knowledge discovery.
Proven capacity to set high academic standards and long-term research goals, and work steadily against them with minimal supervision.
Demonstrated ability to draw connections between seemingly unrelated facts; detect patterns within incomplete data-sets; and identify potentially fruitful areas for further research.
Demonstrated ability to decipher cursive writing in English, Spanish or Portuguese in 17th—19th century manuscripts.
Academic interest in Black cultures, Indigenous cultures, and/or the history of slavery in North America.
Academic interest in the history of New England and/or the West Indies.
Prior experience in a fact-intensive occupation such as law, journalism, or experimental science.
Demonstrated ability to promote and provide others with a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
The demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Associate Research Fellows must have the ability to:
Review the content of written materials and communications composed primarily in English.
Use a variety of electronic computing and communications devices.
Travel on a regular basis to the Harvard campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and to other locations in eastern Massachusetts as and when required.
Spend substantial periods of time on a regular basis consulting archival collections in both physical and online locations and formats.
Communicate verbally on a remote basis with other personnel from the HSRP and Harvard University for uninterrupted periods of time lasting up to 60 minutes, without break.
Appointment term: This is a term appointment lasting one (1) year (with the possibility of renewal) from the Associate Research Fellow's official start date.
Harvard University supports a hybrid workplace model which will actively support some remote work. Specific days and schedules for on campus work and remote work will be discussed during the interview process. Please note hybrid workers must reside in a state where Harvard is registered to do business (CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA).
The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up to date on CDC-recommended vaccines.
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