a focus on connections, impact, and contributions that are specific to our Harvard community; and
investment in opportunities to convene our broader University community to examine the impact and legacy of slavery in 2020 and beyond.
Reporting to the Project Manager, Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery, the Research Fellow will play a critical leadership role on the Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery research team. Responsibilities will include:
conducting extensive, original archival research on topics defined at a high level by the initiative's Presidential Committee, chaired by Radcliffe Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin;
writing compelling and meticulously sourced written summaries of research undertaken;
guiding the work of a team of graduate and undergraduate student researchers, including compiling and editing students' written work while providing guidance, mentorship, and quality control;
drafting assigned portions of the formal report by the Presidential Committee on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery at the direction of the Chair and Project Manager; and
other duties related to Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery research and programming as assigned.
The Fellow may also have opportunities to contribute to the initiative's public academic and community programming.
Please note that cover letters are required for all position applications at the Radcliffe Institute.
About the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The Fellowship Program annually supports the work of 50 leading artists and scholars. Academic Ventures and Engagement fosters collaborative research projects and sponsors lectures and conferences that engage scholars with the public. The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America documents the lives of American women of the past and present for the future, furthering the Institute's commitment to women, gender, and society.
Our recently completed strategic plan Radcliffe Engaged, 2019-2024, articulates our goals for the next five years. We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to achieving our goals through the efforts of a highly skilled, diverse workforce. With outstanding benefits, competitive pay, extensive learning opportunities, and a stimulating and attractive work environment, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University may be exactly the employer you have been looking for.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis the interview process will occur virtually using Zoom. After hire the position will have virtual on-boarding and work will be conducted remotely until we return to our Cambridge, Massachusetts campus. The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study does not provide Visa sponsorship.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
A relevant doctoral degree is required:
Subject matter expertise in American history through the lens of race, with an emphasis on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries;
Experience performing archival research;
Experience supervising student research. Relevant teaching experience will be considered.
Scholars who focus on the Early Republic period in U. S. history are encouraged to apply.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52461BR
About Harvard University Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.