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.

We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. 

All open job and fellowship positions are listed below. For a complete description and the link to apply, please click on the position title.

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. 

More information about our guiding values can be found here

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Susan Chudd, Director of HR & Organizational Development: 617-576-5092 or

Hellman Fellow for Science, Engineering, and Technology

The Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy provides an early-career professional with training in science or engineering the opportunity to learn about a career in science policy and non-profit administration. While in residence, Hellman Fellows work with senior scientists, policy experts, and industry leaders on critical national and international policy issues related to science, engineering, and technology.

The Hellman Fellow serves as a full-time member of the program area staff and contributes to new and ongoing projects within the “Science, Engineering, and Technology” (SET) program area. Over the two-year tenure, the Fellow will play a key role in helping design and launch new project ideas into Academy's initiatives. SET is currently scoping projects related to artificial intelligence, mental health, and trust in science and data. The fellow may also support ongoing outreach activities for the Commission on Accelerating Climate Action.


Humanities Policy Fellow for Humanities, Arts, and Culture

The Humanities Policy Fellowship provides an opportunity for recent PhDs 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 serves as a full-time member of the staff, contributing to ongoing Academy projects in the Humanities, Arts, and Culture program area. Work for the fellow will include data analysis and interpretation for the Humanities Indicators. which tracks and reports information about the health of the field, as well as development of new activities, including a forthcoming project on cultural institutions and their communities.


Staff Accountant

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest honorary societies, is currently seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented Staff Accountant to join the Finance team. In this role, the Staff Accountant will assist with preparing and maintaining financial records, accounts payables, and other financial related activities for the Academy.  The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills, a general understanding of accounting principles, and a commitment to the mission of the Academy. 

This position will be onsite in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Monday to Friday 40 hours a week.

Cambridge, MA