Yale Indian Papers Project Seeks Graduate Assistant

January 16, 2017

The Yale Indian Papers Project is seeking a Yale graduate student to assist with its editorial processing of primary source materials for The New England Indian Papers Series electronic repository. The position requires working with the editorial staff on the transcribing, proofreading, reference checking, annotation, metadata assignment, entry of the project’s documents, or related tasks as assigned by staff. 


Please note that only Yale Ph.D. students in their teaching years or eligible for guaranteed sixth-year teaching may apply for this position.  The weekly effort expectation is 15 - 20 hours per week.


Prior editorial or scholarly editing experience and paleographic ability preferred but not required. Excellent proofreading skills, careful attention to detail required. Excellent research and writing skills, and the ability to learn paleographic skills. Facility with computer programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel, and the ability to learn Drupal.  The location of work is flexible.


Anyone interested should also submit a short statement of why they are interested in the position.


For those who might not know, the Project is an innovative scholarly editing venture that is accompanied by various digital humanities and social justice initiatives.  We’ve been at Yale going on 11 years so far.  The Project is currently a part of the RITM Center with an office at the Yale Divinity School.  More information about us can be found on the YIPP website: http://www.yipp.yale.edu.