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Policy Fellowship in the Humanities, Education, and the Arts, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, USA

Deadline:

June 05, 2015

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As part of the Initiative for Humanities, Education, and the Arts, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the establishment of a Policy Fellowship in the Humanities and Education, for an early-career professional with experience or training in higher education who is interested in transitioning to a career in public policy and administration. While in residence, the Fellow will work with senior scholars and policy experts on critical national and international issues related to humanistic and social scientific research, the strength of artistic and cultural institutions, and the role of education in a well-functioning democracy.

The focus of the work will be on one or more of the ongoing projects in the Academy’s Programs on Humanities, Education, and the Arts, to which the Fellow will contribute substantively. The overall objectives of the Policy Fellowship are:

  • To provide a setting and resources for an early-career professional to develop expertise on issues of educational, social, and cultural policy;
  • To increase the cadre of young professionals who are engaged in substantive discussion of important topics related to humanistic, social scientific and educational institutions and research; and
  • To increase the capacity of the Academy to pursue projects and studies in the humanities, education, and the arts.

Fellowship Eligibility: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the humanities, social sciences, or education and have some experience or a demonstrated interest in an area related to policy research and advocacy. Strong writing and organizational skills are desired. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

About the Academy: Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals:

  • Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives;
  • Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern;
  • Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program; and
  • Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions.

The Academy's main headquarters is in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it has active programming around the United States and abroad.

Terms: The appointment is for a two-year term (with a possibility of renewal) to begin no later than August 1, 2015 at the Academy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Stipend is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application: The deadline for application is Friday, June 5. To apply, send a cover letter indicating your interest and experience, curriculum vitae, and writing samples. Candidates selected to an interview may be asked to submit 3 letters of recommendation.

Applications should be submitted through ONE of the following methods:

Online (this is the preferred method): https://amacad.wufoo.com/forms/policy-fellowship/

By Regular Mail:
Policy Fellowship in the Humanities, Education and the Arts
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
136 Irving Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

By Priority Mail or Other Express Services:
Policy Fellowship in the Humanities, Education and the Arts
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
200 Beacon Street
Somerville, MA 02143

By email: staffing@amacad.org. Please note that the maximum size for all attachments is 20MB.

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