The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) is a nationwide coalition of organizations advocating for the humanities on campuses, in communities, and on Capitol Hill. Founded in 1981, NHA is supported by over 200 member organizations, including: colleges, universities, libraries, museums, cultural organizations, state humanities councils, and scholarly, professional, and higher education associations. It is the only organization that brings together the U.S. humanities community as a whole.
What we do:
The National Humanities Alliance invites applications for a research fellow with qualitative research experience and an interest in community-based humanities work. The fellow will work primarily on our efforts to document the value of the humanities in communities around the country. These efforts include (1) in-depth case studies aimed at illuminating how humanities education, organizations, and programs can collectively foster more just, inclusive, and flourishing cities, towns, and rural communities and (2) our NEH for All initiative, which documents and communicates the impact of National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funding on communities, organizations, and individuals. This position is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The research fellow will have the opportunity to learn about the use of research in advocacy, mobilizing coalitions on local and national levels, project management, and how the humanities impact public life in the United States. They will work closely with representatives from a diverse range of organizations that are central to the humanities, such as museums, community-based archives, higher ed institutions of all types (including access-oriented institutions), and social service organizations.
Reporting Structure: The research fellow will report to the director of community initiatives.
Term: This is a 2.5 year position.
Job Classification: Exempt
Compensation: Salary is competitive. A full benefits package is provided to all NHA staff members.
To apply: Please submit a substantive cover letter and resume to Cecily Hill, Ph.D., Director of Community Initiatives, National Humanities Alliance, at email@example.com. Applications that demonstrate both academic and non-academic work experience are strongly encouraged. Review of applications will begin July 20 and continue until someone has been hired, with the goal of a September 1 start date. The NHA is an equal opportunity employer.
The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) is a nationwide coalition of organizations advocating for the humanities on campuses, in communities, and on Capitol Hill. Founded in 1981, NHA is supported by over 200 member organizations, including…