Jobs & Fellowships

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

The American Academy is committed to the diversity of its staff and membership. As a scholarly organization and research center, the Academy recognizes that diversity of thought, class, experience, sex, gender, race, physical or mental ability, age, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation is a value to uphold and is central to the mission and work of the organization. A more pluralistic staff embracing diversity of thought, approach and life experience fosters a more nuanced understanding of contemporary issues facing the nation and the world. Working together in a climate of respect and openness models the civil discourse that is fundamental to the work of the Academy.

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Program Director for Science, Engineering, & Technology and Global Security & International Affairs

With guidance from the Chief Program Officer (CPO), the Program Director works with Academy Fellows and senior staff to carry out policy and research initiatives related to two areas of the Academy’s work, the Science, Engineering, and Technology program area and the Global Security & International Affairs program area.  The Program Director helps to articulate the intellectual direction of the areas in full collaboration with the President, the CPO, program advisory committees, and the Academy’s Governance Bodies. S/he is expected to articulate the programmatic priorities of the areas and identify and pursue opportunities for strategic partnership with a wide range of institutions so as to advance scholarship and knowledge in this domain.  

Cambridge, MA

Morton L. Mandel Presidential Fellow: Communications Specialist

The Morton L. Mandel Presidential Fellow is a two-year fellowship for a communications professional who will contribute to strategic efforts to help raise the visibility of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Serving as a member of the Communications team, the Presidential Fellow will develop and promote content to raise the Academy’s profile and impact. 

Cambridge, MA

Humanities Policy Fellow

The Humanities Policy Fellowship provides an opportunity for an early-career professional with training in the humanities or humanistic social sciences to learn about a career in public policy and administration. While in residence, the Humanities Policy Fellow will contribute to new and ongoing Academy projects working across disciplines with Academy members, staff, and subject-matter experts.

The Humanities Policy fellow serves as a full-time member of the staff in support of the work of the Academy and its members. The Fellow will work within one or more of the following program areas, based on the current projects and needs: Humanities, Arts, and CultureEducation and the Development of Knowledge; and American Institutions, Society, and the Public Good

Priority consideration will be given to applications received online by Tuesday, February 18, 2020. This position is for a two-year term, starting July - September of 2020 and continuing through June-August of 2022.

Cambridge, MA