The postdoctoral research associate will serve as project manager of a collaborative team collecting and processing habeas corpus petitions to design and populate a robust database that will allow researchers to demonstrate the many interpersonal and institutional relationships evident in these claims to freedom while also assessing their significance and value within the larger body of American jurisprudence. Understanding the habeas petitions of marginalized petitioners as powerful demands for legal reform, critical legal and digital methods are foundational to this study. The project manager will be responsible for assisting the Principal Investigator with implementing the archival digitization plan both within Lincoln and at particular archival sites; with overseeing and contributing to the indexing and data entry of habeas petitions; coordinating and managing team productivity; and monitoring data entry quality and consistency. The project manager will also travel to archives and conferences occasionally.
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Minimum Required Qualifications:
PhD in American history or related field with PhD in hand by June 1, 2021.
Experience with legal archival material and repositories, digital research methods and database methodologies, data management and analysis, and expertise in American history over the long nineteenth century.
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 70018
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