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Postdoctoral Fellowship, Alexander Grass Humanities Institute (AGHI) and Sheridan Libraries Winston

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 15, 2024

Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.

Description

The Tabb Center / AGHI Engaged Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to train for a career in public humanities. The one-year position, renewable for a second year, supports public humanities initiatives on and around the Homewood and Peabody campuses in Baltimore and the Bloomberg Center in Washington, DC. During the first fellowship year, the postdoc will assist in the logistical organization, publicizing, web management, and execution of events including individual talks and lecture series, performances, conferences, and exhibitions. If renewed for a second year, the postdoc will also propose and implement programming that enhances the public engagement goals of both the Tabb Center and AGHI.

The Tabb Center advances original research and public humanities scholarship by connecting faculty, students, staff, and the larger Baltimore and Washington DC communities to the Sheridan Libraries’ rare books, manuscripts, and archives. The Center cultivates an exchange of knowledge between JHU and the broader community through participatory action research, community-based oral history initiatives, performances, community-based learning, and a lecture series.

AGHI advances humanities scholarship and teaching and promotes literature, art, philosophy, history, and other cultural studies in Baltimore and beyond. AGHI invites the broader community to engage with JHU professors and students and to participate in public humanities events.

Duties include:
  • Assist with and teach one session for the Tabb Center’s Fall 2024 undergraduate course “Storytelling in the Public Sphere,” based in DC and in collaboration with Washington DC cultural institutions.
  • Coordinate and train graduate students to teach AGHI’s Summer Blast courses.
  • Organize and run AGHI’s Humanities in the Village series in Baltimore and support Humanities on the Mall in DC.
  • Support current Tabb Center Public Humanities fellow and assist in advertising for and selecting a subsequent fellow.
  • Provide logistical support for the Tabb Center’s Engaged Humanities speaker series and, if desired, propose and curate a semester-long speaker series of your own
  • Support programming for the Peabody Ballroom Experience, and, if desired, propose and organize a community-based event that supports the ballroom community.
  • Maintain AGHI’s webpage and other social media outlets
  • Propose and develop joint Tabb Center / AGHI programming in Baltimore and/or Washington DC, e.g. a speaker series, oral history project, or other initiative.
The term of appointment is one year, renewable for a second, beginning July 1, 2024. Salary: $62,132 plus benefits.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:
  • Defended a PhD in the humanities by May 31, 2024. Applicants may not be more than 6 years past their PhD.
  • Demonstrate scholarly excellence in the humanities, broadly conceived.
Preference given to applicants who:
  • Have experience and demonstrated interest in fostering reciprocal campus-community partnerships to advance the humanities as a public good (e.g., with a library, community organization, archive, gallery, social justice project, or school setting);
  • Engage in work (research, pedagogy, programming) that attends to social differences and structural disparities; have experience and demonstrated interest in social justice, e.g. anti-racist, LGBTQ politics, environmental justice, etc.
  • Have excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to work in a team.
Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining your background and interest in public humanities initiatives, C.V., and diversity statement via Interfolio submission. Applications and related materials are due by Friday, March 15, 2024. Short-listed applicants will be requested to provide two letters of recommendation. Zoom interviews will be conducted in early April with a decision by the end of the month.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans. Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace. NOTE: The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a routine background check.

Contact: aghi@jhu.edu

Administrative Manager, AGHI

Primary Category:

Secondary Categories: None

Posting Date: 02/15/2024

Closing Date 03/15/2024

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

Pre-Employment Information

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu .

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/ .

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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