• PY_with_logo

    See the collection of talks by ACLS President Pauline Yu. 

  • Bulletin

    The first ACLS Bulletin appeared in October 1920, one year after the organization's founding.

  • darwin

    The Darwin Correspondence Project was founded by the late Frederick H. Burkhardt, president emeritus of ACLS. 

Employment Opportunities


Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

A private, nonprofit federation of 75 national scholarly organizations, ACLS is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. Advancing scholarship by awarding fellowships and strengthening relations among learned societies is central to its work. Other priorities include support for scholarly conferences, reference works, and innovations in scholarly communication. 

Since its founding in 1919, ACLS has provided the humanities and related social sciences with leadership, opportunities for innovation, and national and international representation. ACLS fellows and grantees are engaged in creating new knowledge that benefits our understanding of the world. ACLS is the leading private institution supporting scholars across a variety of humanistic disciplines. In the 2017 competition year, ACLS will award more than $20 million to over 325 scholars worldwide. The Council has also long supported new methods and subjects of humanities scholarship, and new fellowship programs address digital humanities, collaborative research, and scholars at work outside the academy. 

Reporting to the President, the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer will direct and manage all ACLS programs, operations, and governance procedures, as well as supervise staff. S/he will assist the President in representing the ACLS to the academic community, policy makers, and the public, and will aid in strategic planning for ACLS future directions. The Vice President is also charged with strengthening ACLS as a federation of member learned societies and with developing and advancing constructive relations with current and potential foundation partners. 

Evaluation of candidate materials will begin immediately and continue until a new Vice President and Chief Operating Officer is selected. For best consideration, nominations and applications should be sent to: 

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner
Anne Koellhoffer, Associate

ACLS is an equal opportunity employer.