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ACLS News

ACLS Announces Public Fellows Program

4/4/2011

Update: The application deadline has been extended to June 1.

ACLS announces the inaugural competition of its Public Fellows program. This program, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to demonstrate the value of employing skilled and accomplished young scholars in a variety of capacities, thereby broadening the academy’s conventional ideas of the Ph.D. career path. The “crisis” in academic employment has been well discussed and is to many as much a besetting condition as an urgent crisis. Validating extra-academic employment could be a significant element of constructive change.

In 2011 the program will place eight recent Ph.D.s in two-year staff positions at partnering agencies in government and the non-profit sector, beginning as early as September 2011. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these agencies and receive professional mentoring. Compensation will be at the same level as new professional employees of the agency with similar experience.

The competition is now open, and the application deadline is May 16. Click here for more information on the program and how to apply.

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