Research Assistant, University Archives

The UNC University Archives, located in Wilson Special Collections Library, is seeking a graduate research assistant for Spring 2018 to assist with university history projects. The research assistant will be responsible for research and writing on assigned topics for The Carolina Story: A Virtual Museum of University History (

The research assistant will work primarily in Wilson Library under the supervision of the University Archives. The Chancellor’s Task Force on University History will help to guide the selection of topics. The initial work will likely focus on UNC in the 19th century.

Requirements: Coursework in U.S. history, preferably with a focus on the American South; outstanding research skills; ability to write clearly and concisely for a broad audience; eagerness to learn more about the history of UNC-Chapel Hill.

Preferred: Experience writing for the web and/or developing museum exhibits; knowledge of the history of UNC-Chapel Hill; knowledge of the history of slavery.

• Available January 2, 2018.
• 15 hours per week.
• Salary: $1,002.31 per month.
• May include the graduate student health insurance

To Apply:
Send a current CV and short letter of interest (email is fine) to: Nicholas Graham, University Archivist: