Dear Colleagues and Students:
Asst. Professor Roger Martinez and the UCCS Sephardic and Crypto-Judaic Studies Program are hiring two spring 2013 Research Assistants to collaborate on a research project funded by the International Institute for Jewish Genealogy at the National Library of Israel.
The project seeks to:
- Reconstruct and compile the lineages of Jewish and converso families of the Spanish Jewish Diaspora (15th to 16th centuries);
- Explore the cultural, religious and economic activities and associations of the Sephardic Jews;
- Offer new insights on the varied survival strategies utilized by Jews and conversos during this era;
- Uncover the nature of communal and personal identities during this period of intense stress for Sephardic Jews.
The two temporary Research Assistants will (1) review published secondary works and unpublished Spanish manuscripts, and (2) record genealogical data into a relational database. Paid training will be provided. Each student will be compensated at $9/hour (perhaps more, dependent on skills) and offered up to 96 hours of work during spring 2013.
Student applicants should have Apple computer experience (MS Word and Excel) and be a Humanities undergraduate or graduate student (history, languages and cultures, philosophy, or a related field). Spanish reading skills are highly desirable, but not required. Lastly, this position is not need-based.
Applicants should send a brief email Dr. Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org detailing their prior academic work, their related skills and prior work history, and availability during spring 2013. Email applications must be received by January 4, 2013. Brief on-campus interviews will be conducted from January 7-11th and Research Assistants will begin work on January 22nd.
Thank you for your assistance,
Roger Martinez, Asst. Professor of History