Application Process

If you are interested in applying for a position with the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS), please follow the directions below:

Step #1: COVER LETTER AND RESUME

Please visit our application page to submit a one-page cover letter and a 1 to 2 page resume to the IHS Hiring and Professional Development Coordinator. If a writing sample was requested in the position description, please include it with your resume and cover letter. Attach the documents as indicated.

Please do not call the IHS office at this stage.

In your cover letter, please specify:

  • Your interest in the role
  • A compelling case about why the mission of IHS resonates with you
  • Your salary requirements

Feel free to include any other information you deem relevant, not to exceed one page.

Step #2: ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTATION (only required in some positions)

After you submit a cover letter and resume, IHS will respond to you within 7 to 10 business days with either a notice of rejection or, if the position requires, a request for additional documentation, typically a writing sample. Writing samples are evaluated for professionalism and consistency with IHS's mission and style. Please do not call the IHS office at this stage.

Step #3: PHONE INTERVIEW

After reviewing the additional documentation, IHS will respond with either a notice of rejection or a request to schedule a telephone interview with you.

Step #4: SKYPE INTERVIEW

After the initial phone interview, IHS will respond with either a notice of rejection or a request to schedule a Skype interview with 1 or 2 members from the department in which the position is open.

Step#5: IN-PERSON INTERVIEW

The top 4 or 5 applicants for any given position will be asked to interview in person with various members of the staff. This team interview typically takes 3 to 4 hours.


Thank you for your interest in IHS, and we look forward to reviewing your application!

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