Humanities for All

A project of the National Humanities Alliance, the Humanities for All database showcases “higher ed-based publicly engaged humanities initiatives, presenting a cross-section of over 1400 undertaken over the past decade from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.” Projects are organized by discipline, theme, geography, and type of institutional and community partners. There’s plenty of material for students investigating a range of humanities options, for scholars interested in models of how to add a public facet to their research, or anybody who wants to learn more about the […]

Where do humanists work?: Organizational Profiles

Graduates of humanities PhD programs finish their degrees with wide-ranging abilities in research, communication, instruction, and project management. For students who have spent many years at research-intensive institutions, however, it is can be difficult to imagine contexts outside of the professoriate where they might apply their training. As an assignment for English 630: Professional Humanities Careers, doctoral students from across the University of Michigan’s humanities departments brainstormed the following list of organizations as places to pursue humanities careers. By no means exhaustive, the organizations below can nevertheless inspire job-seekers to […]

A Humanities Careers Timeline for the PhD Student

By Matthew Woodbury, Research Assistant, The Humanities PhD Project Among her opening remarks at the University of Michigan’s Career Connections Conference, Dr. Fatimah Williams Castro (Founder and CEO of Beyond the Tenure Track) emphasized the importance of preparation and planning to a successful job search. Instead of waiting for the last semester to consider post-graduation options, Dr. Castro encouraged graduate students to take a longer approach. Universities, especially well-resourced institutions like the University of Michigan, provide a wealth of options for their students. At times, however, this abundance and the […]

2019 HWW National Predoctoral Career Diversity Residential Summer Workshop

2019 HWW National Predoctoral Career Diversity Residential Summer Workshop Due September 30 2018 The Humanities Without Walls consortium based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications from doctoral students pursuing degree in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to participate in this three-week, in-residence summer workshop in 2019. This is a limited-submission application. Eligible doctoral students must be nominated for this fellowship by their home institutions, and only one nomination may be made to HWW by each university. To be considered, interested doctoral students must submit their applications […]

Resumes and Cover Letters for PhD Students

This resource for creating cover letters and resumes developed by Harvard’s Faculty of Arts & Sciences Office of Career Services includes answers to FAQs about preparing resumes and cover letters, a useful word bank for describing various career experiences, nine examples of resumes tailored to particular interests or career trajectories, and sample cover letters.

Program in Public Scholarship: Institute for Social Change

APPLY BY MARCH 5 The Program in Public Scholarship’s Institute for Social Change (ISC) is an interactive summer experience that allows students to explore the conceptual and practical dimensions of public scholarship. Through an intensive, four-day institute, students are introduced to a wide array of publicly engaged scholarship, pedagogy, and practices. The ISC is composed of thematic panels and public engagement workshops with scholars, community members, and activists, visits to local community organizations, in addition to opportunities for structured reflection and personalized feedback. Over the course of the weeklong ISC, held […]

Michigan’s Certificate Programs

Certificates offered by the University of Michigan allow graduate students to build and demonstrate their skills in a specialized field or methodology. Beneficial for both academic and non-traditional careers, the certificate programs below focus on skills that are applicable to a wide range of career trajectories. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are important issues for any organization. The Rackham DEI Professional Development Certificate is organized around a series of training and reflection opportunities designed to prepare graduate students for work in a diverse environment while fostering a climate of inclusivity.     […]

Rackham Public Engagement Fellowships

Rackham Public Engagement Fellowships are paid opportunities for graduate students to intern at cultural, nonprofit, and educational organizations on campus, in Ann Arbor, and in nearby communities. Fellowships are part time (15 – 20 hours per week) for 8 to 15 weeks during the summer and include a stipend of $3,360 to $5,000 based on time commitment.   APPLICATIONS DUE: FEBRUARY 26 2018

Towards Career Clarity: Opportunities for Humanities Students

Originally written by Laura N. Schram (Public Humanities Initiatives, Rackham Graduate School) for the Public Humanities section of the Discover Rackham blog in November 2015 Do you have a career path that you are interested in learning more about? Is there an organization that you would like to collaborate with on a small project? If so, Rackham has a program for Humanities students to pursue short-term career engagement and mentorship opportunities. Looking back at my experiences as a graduate student, I now see how several brief, focused commitments led to more career […]

Beyond the PhD

Though this site hasn’t been updated in a few years it provides a broad array of perspectives for a range of careers in the arts and humanities. Not just a list of job resources, Beyond the PhD also offers reflections about personal, professional, and practical aspects of each stage of the PhD process.