General Editor, Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of

General Editor, Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State

The Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State, invites all
qualified applicants to apply for the position of General Editor of the
Foreign Relations of the United States series, the official documentary
record of the history of U.S. foreign policy and diplomatic activity.

The General Editor directs the scope, research, planning, selection,
editing, and release of the Foreign Relations of the United States series.
The series consists of approximately 30 or more volumes for each
presidential administration. The General Editor is required to deal at any
given time with 25 to 35 Foreign Relations volumes at various stages of
completion, usually from 2 or 3 presidential administrations.

This is a Civil Service appointment. To apply, please refer to the job
listing on


For inquiries concerning the position or application process, please
contact: David Geyer, (202) 663-1135 ( or Susan Weetman,
(202) 663-1276 (

This position involves the handling of classified information and requires
a security clearance. U.S. citizens only may apply. The Department of
State is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates will receive
consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, marital status, age, political affiliation, union or non-union
affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, or any other non-merit

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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