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LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship

 

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan (U-M) established the LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in 2016. It is a major initiative aimed to promote a diverse scholarly environment, encourage outstanding individuals to enter academia, and support scholars committed to diversity.

NCID's Role

As leaders in diversifying academia, the NCID manages the recruitment, selection, and programmatic elements of the LSA Collegiate Fellowship. We work to ensure a smooth transition for all fellows and to ensure the process is equitable and inclusive -- both through advanced recruitment and retention efforts. The NCID provides full support to collegiate fellows as they work to create a research agenda and as they begin their research and teaching careers with the University of Michigan -- one of the world's top research universities with a demonstrated commitment to diversifying scholars and scholarship.

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 LSA at U-M.

U-M will appoint 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 participate in departmental seminars and related activities. The remainder of the fellows' 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 equity 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.

Application

The application is currently closed. It will open in July 2017 and will close in early November 2017.

A complete submission will consist of:

  1. Three letters of reference
  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

Contact Information

The LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowships 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:

Laura Sánchez-Parkinson
National Center for Institutional Diversity
610 E. University Ave., Ste. 3338
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259
lsacollegiatepostdoc@umich.edu
734-764-6497
734-764-6600 (fax)