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The Department of History at Columbia University invites applications for a Staff Associate position to coordinate multi-disciplinary research for the History Lab's Digital Humanities Project. The Staff Associate will use data science methods to analyze world politics. This will require qualitative work like reading historical documents and scholarship. The incumbent also will engage in quantitative work such as querying the database and running scripts on document collections to extract new data. The Staff Associate will be responsible for maintaining the database, codebase, and virtual servers, e.g. managing user accounts and permissions, ensuring data is backed-up, and monitoring server processes. The incumbent will also work with other team members and outside consultants to identify, acquire, and process new document collections and add new information and features to the History-Lab website. In addition, the Staff Associate will assist with identifying and pursuing grant funding opportunities and help with grant reporting.

The initial appointment is for one year, beginning as soon as August 21, 2017. Renewal beyond the first year will be contingent upon satisfactory performance and continuation of funding.

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Matthew Connelly, PI, at [log in to unmask].

For questions about the application process, please contact Najila Naderi at [log in to unmask]

All applications must be made through Columbia University's Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). Please upload the following required materials: cover letter, c.v., statement of research, two letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. For more information and to apply, please go to

Review of applications will being after July 29, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.


Matthew Connelly

Professor of History


403 Fayerweather Hall

Department of History

Mail Code 2508

1180 Amsterdam Avenue

Columbia University

New York, NY 10027


(212) 854-4563

(FAX) 851-5963