Public Humanities Fellow – St. Mary’s College, MD

Full time, Temporary, Contingent

St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accepting résumés for the one-year position of National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Public Humanities Fellow. The Public Humanities Fellow is charged with building on national attention for the College’s recently dedicated Commemorative to Enslaved Peoples of Southern Maryland by leading a one-year NEH grant-funded project. By supporting existing humanities programming and participating in community engagement work with invested people and projects in the campus and local community, the Public Humanities Fellow will take responsibility for two central objectives: 1) creating a long-term plan for activities and public outreach related to this monument for use by the College; and 2)  completing scholarly research in the humanities related to the Fellow’s expertise that bears directly on the experiences of the enslaved in the historical and contemporary American landscape.  This is a full-time, one-year temporary contingent position. 

Qualifications: Ph.D. in any field of the humanities specializing in histories of enslavement, antiracism and social justice, and/or monuments and memory and a commitment to public humanities in museums and heritage work, galleries, libraries, and archives, or other cultural and service organizations; ABD considered. The successful candidate should expect the fellowship to begin September, 1, 2022 and conclude August 31, 2023 with compensation set at $60,000 with health care benefits.

Application materials should include a cover letter, résumé (including e-mail address), statement of how the applicant’s employment at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, and a list of three references and be submitted online at:  

Review of résumés will begin on April 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by April 15, 2022 will receive full consideration.  St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Questions may be directed to Dr. Erin Peters, Director of the Boyden Gallery and Collection at or 240-895-2064.

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