ACLS invites applications from organizations wishing to host a 2014 ACLS Public Fellow. Fellows selected in the 2013-14 competition will join hosting organizations in two-year staff positions in mid-summer or early fall of 2014.
The ACLS Public Fellows program is an innovative, career-launching initiative that allows talented humanities Ph.D.s to gain valuable experience in areas such as arts management, communications, public administration, policy, and digital media. Please note: This program aims to demonstrate the wide applicability of the Ph.D. outside academia. Semi-academic positions, often referred to as “alt-ac” positions, that are located on university campuses or that combine administrative responsibilities with teaching and/or research, are outside the purview of the program.
ACLS partners with a diverse group of organizations each competition year. Host organizations are selected based on their capacity to offer rewarding, career-building work that will foster the fellow’s professional development. Besides a challenging and substantive portfolio, hosts must provide mentorship, networking opportunities, and other career advancement activities. Hosts also cover modest administrative costs associated with hosting a fellow.
Past and current fellows have undertaken significant roles within their host organizations, such as overseeing major digital initiatives; managing the research and publication of major reports on state, national, and international policy issues; and creating and administering institutional outreach and development campaigns. Please review the listings of our first three cohorts of fellows, whose diverse backgrounds and advanced training have made them integral to their host organization’s operations. A full list of fellows and host organizations can be found here.
If you are interested in hosting a fellow, or have any questions about the program, please complete the questionnaire and submit it no later than October 28 to email@example.com.