Here's an excellent opportunity for Public History people. Anyone graduating in May?


Cynthia A. Kierner

Professor of History

Director, Ph.D. Program in History

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia 22030

From: Brian Platt
Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2016 4:11 PM
To: Cynthia A Kierner
Subject: FW: ACLS Public Fellow Opportunity

Perhaps our PhDs (and recent PhDs) would be interested in this?  (Dean Herrin is the NPS guy who will be coming to our department before the next meeting)




From: Herrin, Dean [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2016 3:49 PM
To: Dean Herrin <[log in to unmask]>; Dean Herrin <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: ACLS Public Fellow Opportunity


I am passing on this announcement in the hope that you might direct this to potential applicants for this position.  We are excited for being selected to host an American Council of Learned Societies' Public Fellow in 2016-17.




The National Park Service, National Capital Region (NPS-NCR) is pleased to announce its selection as a host organization for the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Public Fellows Program, a career-building fellowship designed to expand the reach of doctoral education in the humanities. In 2016, the Public Fellows Program will place up to 21 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector.  Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and will receive professional mentoring, an annual stipend of $65,000, and health insurance. 


The NPS fellow will serve as the "Cultural Resources Public Outreach Coordinator" in the Cultural Resources Division of the Office of Resource Stewardship & Science at the headquarters of the National Capital Region in Washington, DC. 

The fellowship competition will begin accepting applications on January 14. The application deadline is March 24, 2016 (8pm EDT). For more information, please visit
ACLS invites applications for the sixth competition of the Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 21 recent PhDs from the humanities and ...

ACLS Public Fellows is a fellowship program offered by the American Council of Learned Societies with generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Please direct all inquiries about the fellowship program to ACLS.



Dean Herrin, Ph.D.

Chief Historian,

National Capital Region

National Park Service

1100 Ohio Drive, SW

Washington, DC 20242

(202) 619-7279