Academic Specialist Historian of Science, Technology, and Medicine – Oral History Center, Bancroft Library

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Position title: Associate Specialist

Salary range: Minimum salary of $67,400 — The posted UC academic salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table(s) for the salary scale(s) for this position []. ‘Off-scale salaries’ and other components of pay, which would yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Percent time: 100%

Anticipated start: June 1, 2023

Application Window — Open date: January 23, 2023; next review date: Tuesday, Feb 28, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time); final date: Monday, Jan 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Oral History Center (OHC) of The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley seeks to hire a scholar to fill the position of academic specialist in recent U.S. history, with expertise in at least one of the following fields: the history of science, medicine, technology, and engineering in academic, business, and policy contexts. The academic specialist conceives of, develops, and manages oral history projects; writes proposals; raises funds through grant writing and donor engagement; conducts interviews; participates in and coordinates educational initiatives, and engages in public outreach activities and interpretive work, such as creating podcasts. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to serious research and believe in the value of institutional oral history and publicly engaged scholarship. While the focus of the work is in the above mentioned field, the candidate should be versatile enough to interview people in a wide range of areas as needed. Although some interviewing will likely be conducted remotely, the bulk of the work will be performed in-person in the San Francisco Bay Area. The position requires occasional travel outside of the Bay Area.

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