Monday, January 23, 2012

Employment Opportunity: The German Historical Institute Project Associate

The German Historical Institute Washington DC (GHI) is seeking a Project Associate for its collaborative research project Immigrant Entrepreneurship

The multi-year project is aimed at fostering research into two cornerstones of the American experience, immigration and entrepreneurship. It will feature a published collection – in print and online – of ca. 250 biographical essays of first and second generation German-American businesspeople. By synthesizing the diverse fields of business history, entrepreneurship research, migration history and German-American studies, Immigrant Entrepreneurship will make a significant contribution to a wide array of academic disciplines and offer unique tools for research and teaching. Further information about the project can be found at

The Project Associate will seek contributors and commission essays for Volume IV: The Age of the World Wars (1918-1945); serve as the GHI liaison between volume editor and contributors, providing for a smooth flow of information between all parties involved and ensuring the scholarly quality and timely delivery of all essays and materials;edit essays in Volume IV; locate images and additional visual material for Volume IV and the other volumes, including copyright clearance; assist with convening project-related conferences, workshops, panels and events;perform other project-related tasks as needed (assist with further research, project outreach, fact-checking, etc.); have the opportunity for own academic contributions to the project.

The position is available immediately. It is a two-year contract position with benefits.

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