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Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College seeks Research assistant

Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College
Job Opening: Research assistant – part time (sponsored project)

Research Project: 19th-Century Puerto Rican Political Exiles and Revolutionaries in New York City

Project Director: Dr. Orlando J. Hernández, Hostos Community College
Schedule: Flexible, 19 hours per week
Duration: October 2015 – June 30, 2016
Closing Date: October 9, 2015
Compensation: Hourly rate is commensurate with work experiences, salary history and
falls within established university guidelines.
Assignments & Supervision: The selected candidate will work under the supervision of
Hostos Professor Orlando J. Hernandez. Centro staff will provide technical training and
Description and Duties:

1. To meet weekly with project director to set work agenda for each week
2. To do archival and internet research focusing on various identified topics, as specified by
the project director
3. To photograph all recovered documents and to digitize them using Word format
4. To help create a bank of historical photographs of characters, events, and locations related
to research topics (should be in PDF or TIFF formats)
5. To provide input into narrative that will accompany research items
1. computer proficiency for typing, scanning, and digitizing photographs and documents
2. ability to do archival and online research
3. bilingual reading and writing skills (Spanish and English)
To apply: Forward cover letter, resume and contact information for 2 professional references
via e-mail to José deJesús, Associate Director for Operations, Center for Puerto Rican Studies,
Hunter College, CUNY at . The subject line of the email should
read: Research Assistant/Hernandez Telephone queries: (212) 772-5706.

About the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies is a research institute dedicated to the study and interpretation
of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States, producing and disseminating
relevant interdisciplinary research. Centro also collects preserves and provides access to library
and archival resources documenting Puerto Rican history and heritage. We seek to link
scholarship to social action and policy debates, and to contribute to the betterment of our
community and enrichment of Puerto Rican studies.

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