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ACLS Launches 2014 Public Fellows Competition


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:

  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 www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/ for complete position descriptions, eligibility, and application information.

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

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