Jobs & Fellowships

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Academy is committed to the diversity of its staff and membership.

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Research Assistant for Academy History Project (Part Time)

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences seeks a detail-oriented history graduate student to assist award-winning historian Jacqueline Jones with research for a 250th anniversary history of the Academy. The research assistant will support the historian with literature reviews, archival research, writing short biographical sketches, and other research tasks as needed.

Most archival materials are in the Boston area. The research assistant will have access to an office in the Academy’s Cambridge headquarters as needed. To ensure data security and system compatibility, the assistant will use an Academy-provided laptop (PC) and MS Office suite to perform duties.


Project completion anticipated in 2027.

Cambridge, MA