Jobs for Medievalists

Associate Director for Fellowships

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., is seeking an Associate Director for Fellowships at the Folger Institute. The Folger is a world-class research and cultural center on Shakespeare and the early modern age. Through its cross-disciplinary conversations, the Institute gathers scholarly communities to stimulate fresh research in the Folger collections. The fellowship program sponsors scholars from across the globe to work with the Folger’s collections for up to an academic year.

The Associate Director for Fellowships (AD) will work closely with the Executive Director of the Folger Institute to shape and manage our highly competitive program and take a key role in shaping future research and public humanities initiatives. The AD will contribute to the Institute’s self-study of its values and mission, including with reference to diversity and inclusion. The AD is responsible for the administration of the full fellowship program, from recommending policies and criteria for the program, to assisting scholars with procedures and applications, to managing the review process with the selection committee, and communicating with applicants regarding selection and process. As a member of the Institute, the AD will use their familiarity with early modern materials and scholarship to guide and assist with future collaborative research opportunities, including taking a lead administrative role in some resulting projects. The AD will also serve as a responsible officer for the J-1 program for international scholars, organize regular colloquia and other in person and electronic forums for scholarly discussion, and participate in grant initiatives. This is a full-time role with a generous benefit package.

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