Program Officer
American Council of Learned Societies (New York)
September 30, 2020
Post date: August 25, 2020

ACLS is seeking to fill two program officer openings in our US Programs division. At least one should have supervisory experience. 

Program officers in US Programs manage the design, implementation, and administration of programs that offer support to scholars nationally and internationally, working both inside and beyond the academy. They maintain and enhance our peer-review processes, uphold standards of inclusive excellence, recruit peer reviewers, facilitate deliberations of selection committees, and present the results of fellowship programs and supported research to foundation funders, ACLS's constituencies, and the wider public.

In addition to administering all aspects of our fellowships and grants, program officers organize or support events and convenings for scholars, education leaders, fellows and ACLS constituents; and analyze and draft reports on our activities to funders and the board.

The program officer will work closely with members of the US Programs team and other staff across the organization on a variety of activities that enhance ACLS’s ability to serve our community and advance scholarship in new directions. We welcome applications from individuals who will bring new backgrounds, perspectives, and types of professional and personal experience to our team.

The deadlines for these two positions are ASAP with a Fall 2020 start date.

ACLS staff are currently working remotely through December 2020. New colleagues will be onboarded remotely.

ACLS is committed to creating an inclusive environment for our employees and embedding attention to equity and inclusion in all our practices. We welcome applications from all individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, or military service.

Application Instructions 

A full description and link to apply can be found on our website.

Job, fellowship, and CFP listings are services that are offered by the American Studies Association to support its members in exploring professional opportunities in American studies. Any questions should be directed to the program, department, or center that has posted the opportunity.