The Papers of Thomas Jefferson in the History Department at Princeton University seeks an Assistant or Associate Editor to join its staff. In partnership with Princeton University Press, the project’s team of editors is preparing the full, authoritative, printed and electronic edition of Jefferson’s public and private papers through his two terms as president. Responsibilities of the position include (but are not limited to) preparation of textual and explanatory annotation, verification of transcriptions of early 19th-century manuscripts, and historical research. The ability to work both independently and as a member of a collaborative team is essential. Starting rank in the University’s Professional Research Staff (Associate Professional Specialist or Associate Research Scholar); title (Assistant Editor or Associate Editor); and salary are dependent on qualifications. Applicants must apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/7261 and submit a cover letter, a c.v., a brief writing sample (15 pages maximum), and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2018.
Essential Qualifications: Master’s degree in history or a related field with experience in scholarly editing, or PhD in history or a related field; excellent research and writing skills; ability to work in a collaborative environment.
Preferred Qualifications: Research experience and knowledge of primary and secondary sources in the history of the early American republic and the Atlantic world in the early 19th century; knowledge of text encoding (XML and TEI); reading knowledge of French, Spanish, or Italian.
This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.