Wine and Government Cheese is a weekly e-mail of federal jobs for people with advanced degrees in the humanities and social sciences.

You have a particular set of skills. Allegedly, they’re fungible. Also, there are 10k openings on the USAJobs website and the search engine doesn’t let you exclude terms or reverse sort. W&GC points out at least some of the positions that are 1) open to the public and, 2) applicable to people with MAs or PhDs in the humanities and the humanistic social sciences.

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Weekly USAJobs highlights for humanities and social science PhDs.


My favorite part of my philosophy PhD was solving other people's problems :) Here you'll find a non-exhaustive selection of USAJobs postings for which humanists would be a good fit.