The Papers of James Madison: Faculty Editor

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The Papers of James Madison at the University of Virginia invites applicants for the position of a faculty editor, at the level of assistant or associate editor. Candidates should have an outstanding record of research in the area of diplomatic and political history of the early American republic (ca. 1783-ca. 1830).

The appointment begins sometime between March 1 and June 1, 2017. Applicants must either hold a doctoral degree in the history of the early American republic or be on track to receive Ph.D. by June 1, 2017, and must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

Preference will be given to applicants who have had previous experience working on a documentary editing project, possess the computer skills essential to documentary editing and who can read French and Spanish. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2017, and applications will remain open until the position is filled.

To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number, and electronically submit a cover letter describing their expertise in the field of the early American republic, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Candidates also have the option of submitting samples of editorial work or other relevant historical scholarship under the writing sample 1 link.

Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to Stacy Diggs-Allen (; phone 434-924-3569).

The university will perform background checks on new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply.