American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Humanities Policy Fellow for American Institutions, Society and the Public Good

The Humanities Policy Fellowship provides an opportunity for an early-career professional with training in the humanities or humanistic social sciences to learn about a career in public policy and administration. While in residence, the Humanities Policy Fellow will contribute to new and ongoing projects of the American Institutions, Society, and the Public Good (AISPG) program area.

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences honors excellence and convenes leaders from every field of human endeavor to examine new ideas, address issues of importance to the nation and the world. Academy projects bring together elected members and subject matter experts in cross-disciplinary efforts to produce reflective, independent, and pragmatic studies that inform public policy and advance the public good.

The Humanities Policy fellow serves as a full-time member of the program area staff in support of the work of the Academy and its members. The Fellow will work on one or more of the following projects, based on the current projects and needs:

  • Our Common Purpose Project
  • Commission on Reimagining Our Economy
  • Making Justice Accessible Project

For a full list of responsibilities and qualifications or to learn more about the Academy work: www.amacad.org/career/humanities-policy-fellow-american-institutions-society-and-public-good

Fellowship Eligibility:

  • Ph.D. in an area of the humanities or humanistic social sciences relative to American democracy, justice, history, political culture, or the political economy and have some experience or a demonstrated interest related to public policy.
  • Eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Terms: The appointment is for a two-year term, starting July-September of 2022 and continuing through June – August of 2024. This is a remote position, with occasional travel required to the Academy offices in Cambridge, MA, and as necessary to meet project needs.

Application: Applications for the 2022–2024 Fellowship due by January 31, 2022, and must include a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) and resume or CV.

The American Academy is committed to the diversity of its staff and membership. As a scholarly organization and research center, the Academy recognizes that diversity of thought, class, experience, sex, gender, race, physical or mental ability, age, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation is a value to uphold and is central to the mission and work of the organization. A more pluralistic staff embracing diversity of thought, approach and life experience fosters a more nuanced understanding of contemporary issues facing the nation and the world. Working together in a climate of respect and openness models the civil discourse that is fundamental to the work of the Academy.

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Last updated: 2022-01-17