Post-Doctoral Fellow, The Publicly Engaged Humanities: A Survey of the Field
|Location:||District of Columbia, United States|
The National Humanities Alliance Foundation invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellow to implement a project entitled “The Publicly Engaged Humanities: A Survey of the Field.” The project will document the full range of publicly engaged humanities work that college and university faculty and students have carried out over the past decade. Working with National Humanities Alliance staff, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will: collect examples of publicly-engaged humanities work; formulate synthetic claims about the state of the field; carry out a comprehensive communications strategy aimed at practitioners and public audiences; and collaborate with a developer to create a visually rich website that features representative project profiles. The project is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Founded in 2013 and located in Washington, D.C., the National Humanities Alliance Foundation is the supporting foundation for the National Humanities Alliance. The National Humanities Alliance is a nonpartisan, non-profit association founded in 1981. Membership in the National Humanities Alliance is open to all organizations with an interest in the humanities. More than 170 organizations are currently members of the NHA, including scholarly societies, humanities research centers, colleges, universities, and organizations of museums, libraries, historical societies, humanities councils, and higher education institutions.
Over the course of the fellowship, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to develop expertise in the state of the field of publicly engaged humanities work and gain experience in project management and advocacy. This expertise and experience will provide a foundation for subsequent work in both academic and non-academic settings.
Reporting Structure: The Post-Doctoral Fellow reports to the Executive Director.
Term: This is a two-year position.
Job Classification: Exempt
- Conduct research into publicly engaged humanities work based at higher education institutions
- Develop in-depth profiles of projects that represent the breadth of the field
- Manage development of website that will feature profiles of individual projects and synthetic statements about trends in the field
- Represent the project and present its results in a variety of public settings
- Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director
- Ph.D. in a humanities or humanistic social science discipline
- Experience managing content for large, digital projects
- Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in educational and cultural policy
- Experience developing and implementing publicly engaged humanities projects
- Project management experience; a good ability to choose among alternatives and identify key priorities for work
- Excellent writing, interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills
Compensation: Salary is competitive. A full benefits package is provided to all NHAF staff members.
To apply: Please submit a substantive cover letter and resume/CV (not to exceed 4 pages) to Stephen Kidd, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Humanities Alliance Foundation, at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until someone has been hired. NHAF is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.
Stephen Kidd, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Humanities Alliance Foundation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Primary Category:||Public History