Humanities Office of Graduate Study – The Gateway Editor-in-Residence

Address cover letter to Amy Fujitani, Director of Graduate Study
Submit application by Wednesday, June 3, via Grad Study Gateway Editor

An outcome of the Next Generation Humanities Ph.D. project, The Gateway alumni website was established in 2017 to create a space among Humanities alumni and graduate students interested in careers outside the tenure track. Updated on a quarterly basis, the website features two primary articles that are written/curated by a current Humanities Ph.D. student: An interview with a UCI Humanities Ph.D. alumni who has a career outside of academia and a “blog” post by a current Humanities student who is applying their research in non-academic settings. In addition, the website features articles focused on career preparation beyond academia. As we enter the fourth year of The Gateway, the Humanities Office of Graduate Study would like the Humanities Out There Public Fellow to serve as “Editor-in-Residence” for The Gateway website and, through this process, develop additional or alternative strategies/methods for promoting non-academic careers to Humanities Ph.D. students.

Under the general direction of the Humanities Office of Graduate Study Director, the Public Fellow will serve as Editor-in-Residence for the Gateway. Responsibilities include:

  • Research and identify SOH Ph.D. alumni to interview for the quarterly Alumni Spotlight feature
  • Conduct SOH Ph.D. alumni interviews for quarterly Alumni Spotlight feature and write introductions
  • Coordinate with the OGS Director to identify current SOH Ph.D. student contributors for the Good Reads section
  • Identify articles to post that align with the mission of the Next Gen Humanities Ph.D. project
  • Curate each quarterly Gateway post based on Alumni Spotlight and Good Reads content
  • Conduct focus group with current Humanities graduate students for feedback on current Gateway format/content and write a report that includes feedback, suggestions, and recommendations for improvement.