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2020-22 National Women’s History Museum Predoctoral Fellow Award in Women’s History and Gender Studies
 

Description:

The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is pleased to announce the opening of a two-year NWHM Predoctoral Fellow Award in Women’s History and Gender Studies. Applicants should have a strong interest in women’s history, public history, or gender studies and the applications of these fields outside of academia.

Functioning as a research associate and providing programmatic support to the Museum’s Education Department, the awardee will assist in the development of content for the Museum’s compendium of online learning resources, associated educational curriculum, community engagement programs, and respond to inquiries from students, scholars, and the general public.

Candidates must be currently enrolled students in good standing in a relevant PhD program in the humanities. The predoctoral awardee, whose work at the NWHM may not necessarily correspond directly with his or her dissertation research, will be in residence part-time at the Alexandria, Virginia-based administrative offices of the National Women’s History Museum for two academic years, between September 9, 2020 and May 27, 2022, and will receive a stipend of $10,000 each year. This position is not full-time and will not receive full benefits.

 

Qualifications:

Applicants must be enrolled in a relevant PhD program in the humanities with a strong interest in the fields of women’s history, public history, or gender studies.

 

Application Instructions:

A complete application packet includes:

  • A statement of interest that outlines the applicant’s scholarly goals and how an NWHM fellowship award will be of benefit to furthering such goals;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • An unofficial graduate school transcript;
  • A short writing sample of no more than 3,000 words; and
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources.
     

All application materials should be sent together via postal mail or email to:

The National Women’s History Museum
c/o Liz Eberlein, Education Programs Manager
205 S. Whiting Street, Ste. 254
Alexandria, VA  22304

Or, electronically to: [email protected] (please use “2020-22 Fellow Award” as the subject line).

No phone calls, please. All applicants will be notified of outcome no later than August 3, 2020.


2020 National Women’s History Museum Summer Education Fellow Award
 

Description:

The National Women’s History Museum is pleased to announce the opening of the 2020 NWHM Summer Education Fellow Award. This program is open to K-12 history or social studies teachers for approximately eight weeks during the summer of 2020.

The Fellow will oversee the National Women’s History Museum’s “For Educators, By Educator’s” digital learning resources project. “For Educators, By Educators” engages social studies teachers from across the nation who are eager to help create digital classroom-ready resources on women’s history in support of the Museum. The resources, which correspond to topics from the Museum’s 2018 “Where are the Women?” study of national social study standards on women’s history are digitized and made accessible to the public on the Museum’s continuously growing compendium of digital learning resources found at www.womenshistory.org.

The Fellow will review submitted lesson plans to ensure that they support the C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards, are historically accurate, and meet the high standards of the Museum’s learning resource offerings.

This position is based out of the Museum’s administrative offices in Alexandria, Virginia. Applicants must be available to work part-time (15-20 hours per week) for 8 weeks, beginning in late June 2020 (dates are flexible). A $1500 stipend is awarded with this fellowship.

 

Qualifications:

Applicants must be a licensed and qualified K-12 history or social studies educator.

 

Application Instructions:

A complete application packet includes:

  • A statement of interest that outlines the applicant’s interests and how an NWHM fellow award will be of benefit to her or his own classroom pursuits;
  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources.

All application materials should be sent together via postal mail or email to:

The National Women’s History Museum
c/o Liz Eberlein, Education Programs Manager
205 S. Whiting Street, Ste. 254
Alexandria, VA  22304

Or, electronically to: [email protected] (please use “2020 Summer Education Fellow Award” as the subject line).

No phone calls, please. All applicants will be notified of outcome no later than June 1st, 2020.