CUNY Dominican Studies Institute
$54,715.00 - $70,000.00
Sep 12, 2018 (Or Until Filled)
The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute is seeking to hire a fully bilingual (English and Spanish) researcher with strong skills in paleographic reading and transcribing of sixteenth and seventeenth century Dominican, Hispanic American, or Spanish manuscripts. The researcher will work full-time at CUNY DSI’s premises at The City College of New York.
This is a one-year position, renewable for a second year depending on performance and funding availability. The hired candidate will report directly to CUNY DSI’s Director, Dr. Ramona Hernandez.
- Searching, transcribing, and summarizing sixteenth-century manuscripts relevant to Dominican historiography, from CUNY DSI’s extensive microfilmed Dominican Colonial Documents Collection, mostly from Archivo General de Indias of Seville;
- Manuscripts from the colonial archives in the Dominican Republic;
- Collaborating in writing a scholarly article for publication using these transcriptions, or a competitive grant proposal requesting funds to expand CUNY DSI’s colonial document collections or addressing a concern related to 16th century colonial Spanish America, including the Santo Domingo colony.
- Proven track record of Spanish paleographic knowledge with at least five (5) years of experience in transcribing XVI and XVII century manuscripts from colonial Spanish America or early modern Spain;
- Proven track record of knowledge of colonial history of the Americas, the Spanish Caribbean, or the Dominican Republic;
- Doctoral degree in colonial Latin American history, humanities, or related fields in the social sciences.
Selected candidates for interview will be asked to complete a transcription of an excerpt from a document of CUNY DSI’s microfilmed Dominican Colonial Documents Collection.
To Apply: Please a cover letter, a resume, and two letters of recommendation from former supervisors or professional colleagues addresed to Anthony Stevens Acevedo, Assistant Director at CUNY DSI.