The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to open the fourth competition of the Public Fellows program. In 2014, 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.
This year, Public Fellows have the opportunity to join one of the following organizations:
American Refugee Committee – Program Manager, Social Enterprise Projects
Association of Research Libraries – Program Officer for Scholarly Publishing
Center for Public Integrity – Engagement Analyst
Council of Independent Colleges – Communications Officer
Human Rights Campaign – Senior Content Manager
Kiva – Partnerships Evaluation Manager
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House – Research and Partnerships Manager
Museum of Jewish Heritage – Manager of Strategic Initiatives
National Constitution Center – Program Developer
New America Foundation – Contributing Editor
New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) – Public Policy Officer
The Public Theater – Strategy and Planning Manager
San Francisco Arts Commission – Program Manager, Policy and Evaluation
Smithsonian Institution, Grand Challenges Consortia – Public Outreach Manager
Smithsonian Institution, Office of International Relations – Program Officer
Trust for Public Land – Program Analyst, Conservation Research
United Negro College Fund – Policy Analyst
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Policy Analyst
Wisconsin Public Radio – Digital Producer, To the Best of Our Knowledge
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. Visitwww.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/ for complete position descriptions, eligibility, and application information.
This program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.