NPG, Smithsonian (Washington, DC)
August 26, 2021
Post date: August 12, 2021




The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, (NPG) seeks a scholar with expertise in the history of the United States, specializing in less well-known histories and biographies of diverse individuals.

Our ideal candidate possesses a deep knowledge of the United States—past and present—and a passion for making connections between art and biography. They understand that the presentation of history is highly consequential—and sometimes controversial—and they are dedicated to robust nonpartisan scholarship that advances richer and more nuanced public dialogue around the impact of leading Americans in the context of cultural discourse. They embrace academic integrity and excel in working in team-oriented tasks.

Applicants must have superior research and writing skills. They must be highly competent in using their historical knowledge and skills to communicate the importance of American history, art and culture to a public audience.

Candidates must hold themselves and their work to the highest ethical standards. They champion the principals of DEAI (Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion) in their research, writing, and curatorial practice.

This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals. Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities may also apply to Job Announcement #21R-JW-306534-MPA-NPG.

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