Career Opportunities at the MLA!

Re: Humanities Commons, Project Coordinator

The Modern Language Association of America is in search of a project coordinator who will work collaboratively with MLA staff and other humanities organizations on the Humanities Commons enterprise. In addition, the project coordinator will work on other relevant projects intended to aid and foster communication and community in the humanities.  It is expected of the project coordinator to serve as the liaison between the MLA Commons team and three partner scholarly organizations, in means to facilitate and support communication between participating organizations – which will get started with the Commons.  Furthermore, the coordinator will work with the managing editor of MLA Commons (to facilitate member activity and uptake and create documentation and training materials and will participate in other Commons-related projects).

This is an immediately available full-time position, of which is expected to run through December 2016.


The successful candidate for this position will have:

● An advanced degree in a humanities discipline
● Considerable project-management experience
● Excellent communication skills
● A strong record of using social media for scholarly andprofessional outreach
● Familiarity with recent trends in scholarly communication


Further desirable qualifications include:

● Experience leading workshops and a proven track record of doing so with enthusiasm and lucidity
● Demonstrated facility with technology
● A willingness and ability to coordinate multiple moving parts with aplomb


Salary is commensurate with experience. The MLA provides generous vacation and sick time, flexible work hours, a 403(b) retirement plan, and individual health and dental plans with no shared premium cost.

Please submit a letter of application, vitae, and the names of three references to Kathleen Fitzpatrick through Interfolioat The MLA is an equal opportunity employer.


For more information, please access the following MLAwebsite:  Careers at MLA


About the MLA

Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. MLA members host an annual convention and other meetings, work with related organizations, and sustain one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities. For more than a century, members have worked to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature. Learn more about the MLA’s mission.mla-commons-logo

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