World War II Military Historian

New Orleans, LA Full-time

The National World War II Museum seeks a World War II Military Historian to be a part of the intellectual life of the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy, providing particular expertise on why the war was fought and how it was won. This scholar will engage fully in Museum and Institute activities, actively participate in the Museum’s graduate education programs, perform research and writing functions for the Institute’s Historical Research Services, take part in public programs and presentations, and represent the Museum to the scholarly community at professional and academic conferences.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in and teach graduate-level courses as part of MA and continuing education programs.
  • Regularly contribute and peer-review written content to the Museum and the Institute’s website.
  • Regularly attend and participate in seminars, lectures, and public presentations.
  • Participate in Institute Public Programming by interviewing guest speakers, taking part in panels and discussions, and providing talks on WWII leadership.
  • Assist the Institute’s WWII Research Service team in the research and writing of monographs detailing individual WWII veterans’ stories.
  • Support and play an active role in the production and promotion of Museum content and projects.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned by the Executive Director of the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must demonstrate a strong knowledge of WWII, the US role in the war, and WWII historiography and a commitment to research and professional goals that support the mission of the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy, and, more broadly, The National WWII Museum.
  • Applicants must hold either a doctorate degree (PhD) in U.S. Military History (or a related specialty) or possess a relevant Master’s Degree and significant professional experience. Expertise in areas such as World War II campaign analysis, military doctrine and warfighting capabilities, or wartime leadership are considered a plus.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills and abilities – verbal, written, and digital.
  • Ability to travel to attend conferences, to meetings sponsored by associations or industries, to meet clients or representatives of potential clients, and to participate in overseas programs.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule that goes beyond a 40-hour week, including some weekends and evenings.

The National WWII Museum offers a competitive wage and benefits package which includes the following:

  • Competitive wages
  • Medical insurance – 2 plan options; Museum pays 75% of premium
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k) – Museum matches 50% of employee contribution up to 6%; employer contribution fully vested after 3 years of employment
  • Life insurance and AD&D - $15,000 policy employer paid; additional life and AD&D available
  • Long term disability
  • Paid vacation and sick leave, 10 paid holidays per year
  • Free parking
  • Tuition assistance and professional development
  • Employee assistance program

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