Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History Kenneth E. Behring Center
Division of Political and Military History
We are seeking scholars familiar with Latinx political movements. Specializations could include but are not limited to: social justice movements (labor organizing, civil rights, voting rights, LBGTQ, housing, employment, policing); labor, women’s, or gender activism; and electoral politics.
Research and publication based on the collections and the interests of the curator, assessing and building collections related to Latinx political movements, creating exhibitions as part of a team, and contributing to public programming.
A Ph.D. in history, American studies or related field is preferred. Experience working with material culture or in museums a plus. This is a position equivalent to an assistant/associate professor.
Contact Abigail Karow with questions: NMAHApplications@si.edu or (202) 633-3584
The Smithsonian is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary GS-13 - $99,172 per year, plus benefits
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