Public Humanities Fellows Program

The Humanities Center is excited to announce the Public Humanities Fellows Program, a new opportunity for Pitt PhD students beginning in the summer term, 2017. During the summer term (May 15-August 4), the Humanities Center will fund three Public Humanities Fellows. Fellows will work in one of three local institutions (City of Asylum, the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy) in positions designed to benefit from both their discipline-specific knowledge and their skills as creative thinkers, researchers, and writers. Please see the list of available positions by clicking here, or on the link below.

This program is available for University of Pittsburgh PhD students in the humanities and related fields who are in the dissertation-writing stage. The positions are one-term GSA assignments (with benefits), and will require approximately 20 hours a week of work. Salary for one-term GSAs during the 2016-2017 academic year is $7,310.00.

Interested students should submit a CV and 2-3 page cover letter that addresses the student’s interest in the position and contributions they will make through it. They should also arrange for two letters of reference to be submitted separately. Reference letters should address the student’s qualifications for the position; past work (academic or otherwise); and potential contributions to and benefits from a Public Humanities Fellowship.

Students may apply for one position only. Please indicate which position you are applying for in your cover letter. If you have any questions about the program, the positions, your eligibility, or other issues, please contact Dan Kubis, assistant director of the Humanities Center, at Please do not contact the host institutions directly.

Check back in spring 2018 for application materials.

Position descriptions for 2017 Public Humanities Fellows.