Careers at the National Humanities Center | National Humanities Center

Careers at the National Humanities Center

We’re looking for amazing and talented humanists. Join our team!

The National Humanities Center is a private, nonprofit organization, and the only independent institute dedicated exclusively to advanced study in the humanities. The Center provides essential support for the humanities, encouraging excellence in scholarship and teaching while affirming the importance of the humanities in American life. The Center’s mission is accomplished through its residential fellowship program, educational programming, and public engagement. The Center is supported by the generosity of individual donors, grants, corporate philanthropy, and institutional sponsors.

The Center is a collegial community work environment with opportunities for professional development and growth. The warm and inviting community of diverse staff and scholars share a rich history of meaningful contributions to human knowledge, and embrace a diversity of ideas, perspectives, bodies, and abilities.

The Center is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Current Openings

President and Director

After nine years at the helm of the National Humanities Center, President and Director Robert D. Newman announced his retirement and stepped down as director effective July 1, 2024. A national search to hire his replacement is being handled by Spencer Stuart, a global leadership advisory firm. For further details, please read the position and candidate specifications. Interested parties should submit comments, nominations of others, or information in support of their own candidacy to the confidential email address of the Spencer Stuart team: