Extending the Reach of the Humanities PhD

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program Information Session

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Geballe Room
220 Stephens Hall

Join Rachel Bernard, a program officer at the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), to learn about the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program and careers beyond the tenure track more generally.

The Public Fellows program places recent humanities PhDs in two-year positions at partnering nonprofit organizations and government agencies, where the fellows participate in the core work of these organizations while benefitting from professional mentoring and career development opportunities. Please see acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp for a complete list of this year’s partner organizations, position descriptions, and application and eligibility information. The deadline to apply for this year’s competition is March 22, 2017, 8pm EDT/5pm PDT.

This presentation is geared toward both PhD students and faculty in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Rachel will share tips about the application process for this year’s competition, as well as more general information about the program and careers in the nonprofit and public sectors. Rachel has worked at ACLS since 2014 and received her PhD from UC Berkeley’s history department in 2012.