Multi-University Launch & Call for Staff Writer Applications


Applied Sentience, a next generation humanist thinkblog, is expanding nationally!

Our list of participating universities now includes all six university humanist communities at American, Columbia, Harvard, Rutgers, Stanford, and Yale.  Our inaugural editorial board consists of leading humanist bloggers and professionals, including Chris Stedman, Faisal Saeed Al Mutar, Esther Boyd, James Croft, Vanessa Gomez Brake, Jonathan Figdor, and Paul Chiariello.

As a multi-university project, Applied Sentience will be a national platform for up-and-coming thinkers and activists interested in adding to the story of being human and navigating the challenging world we find ourselves in.  We are looking for 2-3 new staff writers from each university to contribute posts ranging from opinion pieces to poetry, from interviews to photojournalistic articles.

What Staff Writers Can Expect

Staff writers will publish one post a month, working one-on-one with a member of our editorial board to receive feedback on their writing and arguments, and help with brainstorming new projects.  Projects and content are left completely up to you – write what you want to write about.  As a platform for up-and-coming voices, Applied Sentience celebrates a diversity of styles and perspectives.

Who Can Apply

Staff writers must be current undergraduates, graduate students, or recent alumni from one of our six participating universities.  Through its connection with the six humanist communities, Applied Sentience works directly with and for the student and alumni networks of those universities.  Writers do not need to identify as a ‘humanist’ themselves.

AS also takes individual submissions from faculty of participating universities, as well as current students and recent alumni of any university worldwide.

How to Apply

To apply, email with the subject line: “[Your University] – Staff Writer Application.”  Please attach a short statement discussing your background and interest in the position.  Positions are filled on a rolling basis and a maximum of three positions are open at any one time for each participating university.

More Info

Please check out our About Us and Submission Guidelines pages.  Still have questions?  Send us an email at

One response to “Multi-University Launch & Call for Staff Writer Applications

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