American Council of Learned Societies

ACLS Mission and Overview

Formed a century ago, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is a nonprofit federation of 75 scholarly organizations. As the leading representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences, ACLS holds a core belief that knowledge is a public good. As such, ACLS strives to promote the circulation of humanistic knowledge throughout society. In addition to stewarding and representing its member organizations, ACLS employs its $146 million endowment and $38 million annual operating budget to support scholarship in the humanities and social sciences and to advocate for its central role in the twenty-first century.

American Council of Learned Societies New York, NY, USA
Feb 17, 2021
Full time
Overview of Department The President’s Office is comprised of the President, the Executive Assistant to the President, the Chief of Staff, the Director of Member Relations and Governance, and the Program Officer for Higher Education. As ACLS enters its second century and higher education institutions are facing a critical moment in their responses to racial inequity, the leadership aims to enhance ACLS’s unique role at the intersection of its constituencies (particularly the 75 learned societies, the diverse community of emerging scholars embarking on careers inside and outside the academy, and humanistic researchers working around the world) to influence, lead, and support initiatives addressing these challenges. This is a new position, developed at an important and exciting moment for ACLS that helps to support ACLS’ movement in new directions, particularly in expanding our reach and programming beyond our flagship fellowship programs. Job Summary The Program...