ACLS Public Fellows Program for recent humanities PhDs - deadline March 19, 2014

ACLS Public Fellows Program for recent humanities PhDs - deadline March 19, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 12:00am

The American Council of Learned Societies invites applications for the fourth competition of the Public Fellows program. The program will place 20 recent humanities Ph.D.s in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. This career-building initiative aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy.

    In 2014, Public Fellows have the opportunity to join one of the following organizations:

1.      American Refugee Committee– Program Manager, Social Enterprise Projects

2.      Association of Research Libraries– Program Officer for Scholarly Publishing

3.      Center for Public Integrity – Engagement Analyst

4.      Council of Independent Colleges– Communications Officer

5.      Human Rights Campaign– Senior Content Manager

6.      Kiva– Partnerships Evaluation Manager

7.      Lenox Hill Neighborhood House– Research and Partnerships Manager

8.      Museum of Jewish Heritage– Manager of Strategic Initiatives

9.      National Constitution Center– Program Developer

10.  New America Foundation– Contributing Editor

11.  New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA)– Public Policy Officer

12.  The Public Theater– Strategy and Planning Manager

13.  San Francisco Arts Commission– Program Manager, Policy and Evaluation

14.  Smithsonian Institution, Grand Challenges Consortia– Public Outreach Manager

15.  Smithsonian Institution, Office of International Relations– Program Officer

16.  Trust for Public Land– Program Analyst, Conservation Research

17.  United Negro College Fund– Policy Analyst

18.  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services– Policy Analyst

19.  Wisconsin Public Radio– Digital Producer, To the Best of Our Knowledge

20.  Zócalo Public Square– Program Manager

Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences, and will aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Applicants must possess U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status and have a Ph.D. in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between June 2011 and May 31, 2014.

Applications are accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system by March 19, 2014.  Visit for complete position descrip­tions, eligibility, and application information.

This program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 


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