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 Archival Research Assistant / Historian/Archaeologist & Preservationist I - Farmville, Virginia, United States

Job information
Posted by: Longwood University 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Science
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: afeiCwfwBIpKpp2c7sMxN6pFfORHrb / Latpro-3806839 
Date posted: Jul-20-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 23909


Archival Research Assistant / Historian/Archaeologist & Preservationist I
Academic Affairs
1500 Hours, Part-time, Non-exempt, Temporary Wage
Position #T0428

About Longwood University:

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia.

Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour's drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville Longwood currently has approximately 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students and 37,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level.

Job Description:

Archival Research Assistant needed to assist Longwood University's Bicentennial Initiative. The Bicentennial Initiative is charged with recovering underrepresented stories of the campus community and reckoning with the university's past. Responsibilities will include researching relevant collections at the University of Virginia, Library of Virginia, and Longwood University, identifying and documenting materials relevant to the mission of the initiative.


Bachelor's Degree required, M.A. in history or related filed preferred. Archival research experience in historical collections required. Preference given to applicants with experience in 19th and 20th century Virginia history or the history of higher education. Strong written and oral communication skills required. Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.

Additional Information:

This is a part-time, non-exempt, temporary wage position limited to an average of 29 hours per week and 1500 hours maximum per work year. The salary is $18.00 per hour, plus reimbursement of out-of-town mileage for research travel. Initial length of employment is anticipated through June 2022. For more information on the position, please email Commonwealth of Virginia benefits do not accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or

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A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan. EOE/AA

Application Instruction:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will be posted a minimum of five business days, position posted 7/15/2021.

To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online application with the option to attach a resume, cover letter, and/or other documents. Link to apply:

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