Application deadline: Summer '23 Humanities Without Walls Predoctoral Career Diversity Workshop

Nov 1, 2022

05:00 PM

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Launched in 2015 as an initiative of the Humanities Without Walls (HWW) consortium, this annual workshop welcomes 30 participants each summer from higher education institutions across the United States. HWW Summer Workshop Fellows work in a variety of academic disciplines. They are scholars and practitioners who bring experience in community building, museum curation, filmmaking, radio programming, social media, project management, research, writing, and teaching. They are invested in issues of social justice and seek ways to bring humanistic values, insights, and skills to the public and private sectors. In the spirit of practice-oriented learning, HWW partners with entities such as IDEO, a design and consulting firm, to lead students in real-world problem-solving exercises around important contemporary issues. Recognizing that each fellow’s skill set has been primarily oriented toward an academic track, the workshop includes sessions on values-based career planning, résumé and cover letter construction, networking, and social media strategies from experts in career development.

Graduates from the workshop will emerge with a network of contacts in a range of professional realms; a significantly broadened sense of the career possibilities that await humanities PhDs; a cohort of HWW Summer Workshop Fellows (and friends!) from whom they may draw support and advice; and a set of resources aimed at helping them advance into the various realms considered under the broad rubric of “the public humanities.” 

  • Applications are due Nov. 1 by 5 p.m.
  • Please follow these instructions to apply.
  • Submit your application for this first round to obermann-center@uiowa.edu.
  • The Obermann Center will submit the successful application to the HWW website in early December.

Interested in applying? Join Obermann Center director Teresa Mangum for an hour-long virtual info session on Friday, Sept. 16 at 8:30 a.m.
Register for the Zoom link.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at