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Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan is excited to announce the LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, a major initiative aimed to promote a diverse scholarly environment, encourage outstanding individuals to enter academia, and support scholars committed to diversity. After reviewing the materials here, if you have questions about this program, please contact Devin Walker at lsacollegiatepostdoc@umich.edu.

LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellows Program 2017–2019

Application is available Thursday, October 6, 2016 - Monday, November 7, 2016, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Application deadline is November 7, 2016. 

Program Description

The University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) invites applications for the LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. LSA offers its students an outstanding undergraduate education in the liberal arts at a premier research institution. We are dedicated to ensuring a diverse, scholarly environment and encouraging outstanding individuals to enter the academic profession. The purpose of the LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is to support promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy and to prepare those scholars for possible tenure-track appointments in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at U-M.

U-M will appoint recent recipients of the Ph.D. as postdoctoral fellows for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2017. The Postdoctoral Fellows will receive a starting salary of $55,000 plus benefits, and $7,000 for conference travel and research expenses. The predoctoral fellows will receive a starting salary of $50,000 plus benefits, and $7,000 for conference travel and research expenses. During the two-year term of appointment, the fellow will teach one course a year in the host department. All fellows are expected to be in residence during the academic year and to participate in departmental seminars and related activities. The remainder of the fellow’s time will be devoted to pursuing research. Each fellow will receive career advising from a mentor during their fellowship.

The College seeks extraordinarily promising scholars whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. The program is particularly interested in scholars with a demonstrated interest in bringing to their research and undergraduate teaching the critical perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background and/or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

Fields

Applications for study in any field represented in LSA are welcome. Applicants with interdisciplinary research interests may have joint appointments. Predoctorates are available in the fields of economics and political science.

Eligibility

Review committees will evaluate applicants in all eligible fields according to their potential for success in an academic career and potential to contribute to higher education through their demonstrated commitment to diversity in scholarship and service. Applicants who will have completed the doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2017, and no earlier than January 1, 2014, are eligible to apply. Applicants in the fields of economics and political science must complete their doctoral degree by July 1, 2018. Individuals awarded a Ph.D. from U-M or currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position at U-M are not eligible. Candidates from any discipline within LSA’s academic units are eligible to apply.

Application Instructions

To apply, please visit: http://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/apply/1043

A complete submission will consist of:

  1. Three letters of reference (Letter writers must submit letters of reference by November 15, 2016.)
  2. Statement of proposed research plan during fellowship (2-3 Pages; references, citations, formulas, and graphics do not count toward the page limit.)
  3. Dissertation abstract (1 page)
  4. Personal statement that details your demonstrated commitment to diversity and why you should be selected for this fellowship (1–3 Pages)
  5. Writing sample (1­–2 samples, 35 page max, e.g., sample publication or unpublished research paper, journal article; references, citations, formulas, and graphics do not count toward the page limit.)
  6. Curriculum vitae

INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED

Deadline

Full consideration will be given to those applicants that submit all materials by November 7, 2016.

Review and Selection

Applications will be reviewed by the appropriate department(s)/program(s), dean(s) and the College selection committee. Semi-finalists will be announced in mid/late-January, and finalists will be invited to campus for interviews in late January or February. Awardees will be notified in early March.

Contact Information

The LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is administered by the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan. For any questions relating to recruitment, eligibility, technical issues, or program details, please contact:

Devin Walker
National Center for Institutional Diversity
610 East University Avenue, Room 3338
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

lsacollegiatepostdoc@umich.edu

734.764.6497
734.764.6600 (fax)

LSA CPFP On-line Application is available Thursday, October 6, 2016 - Monday, November 7, 2016, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Application deadline is November 7, 2016.