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Public Humanities Fellow

St. Mary's College of Maryland, Office of Academic Affairs
Saint Marys City, Maryland
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Oct 31, 2021

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Title of Position: Public Humanities Fellow (Full-time; Temporary; Contingent)

St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accepting résumés for the one-year position of 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 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: Candidates must have a 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. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Any  combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary  knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered.  Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and  proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions will be considered. The  successful candidate should expect a November 2021 start date with compensation set at $60,000  with health care benefits. 

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie  Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has  been designated as Maryland's public honors college. Undergraduate and residential in nature,  with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 1600, St. Mary's College  emphasizes excellence in teaching. The institution was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in  1997. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region  and close proximity to the amenities of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Richmond.

St. Mary’s College ( embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create  an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage  inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. 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 three references and be submitted online at:  Questions may be directed to Dr. Erin Peters, Director of the Boyden Gallery and Collection at or 240-895-2064.

Review of résumés will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary’s  College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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St. Mary's College of Maryland is a public liberal arts college in St. Mary's City, Maryland. Established in 1840, St. Mary's College of Maryland is an honors college.

St. Mary’s Anthropology Department faculty focus on the history and contemporary dimensions of the Atlantic World but combine wide-ranging faculty expertise with the college’s historic location, research throughout the broader Chesapeake and in West Africa in order to provide students with a varied and unique educational experience.

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