English Department Post Baccalaureate Fellow

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English Department Post Baccalaureate Fellow

Amherst, MA
Open Date:
May 16, 2019

Amherst College invites applications for the English Department Post Baccalaureate Fellow position. The English Department Post Baccalaureate Fellow is a one year, full time, term position, job group and level RI-1. Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Over the course of the fellowship, the English Department Post Baccalaureate Fellow will work closely with the English Department Director of Studies to support a wide range of curricular and co-curricular English Department activities including the February Capstone Symposium. The Fellow will also be available as a digital humanities resource for English Department faculty developing digital humanities pedagogical and scholarly projects. In addition to collaborating on support for such ongoing projects, the Fellow will be expected to undertake an independent scholarly project in collaboration with appropriate mentors. This is a one year position, renewable for a second year.

Takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Summary of Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Undergraduate Research - Assisting in running preparation sessions for Capstone Symposium, providing research and technical support for seniors in the Symposium, providing technical support for student digital humanities research projects
  • Technical Support - Supporting digital and online needs of department faculty including updating the website and maintaining Google Sheets for majors
  • Workshops and Events - Planning and coordinating department events including the Capstone Symposium and Symposium preparation sessions
  • Administrative Support - Maintaining the Director of Studies calendar, developing and maintaining administrative rubrics for Director of Studies work, other administrative tasks
  • Researching and writing for independent scholarly project

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong technical, verbal and written communication, time-management and organizational skills
  • Able to take initiative, and work independently and collaboratively
  • Skills in public speaking, knowledge of presentation skills
  • Demonstrative editorial skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel
  • Familiar with Google drive programs (Google docs, Google forms)
  • Familiar with Moodle platform and interface
  • Comfortable with CMS use, including Wordpress and Tumblr
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in English and event planning experience preferred

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college’s community is composed of about 1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college’s scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum, Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!




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Posted: 5/20/2019
Application Due: 7/2/2019
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