LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellow

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University of Michigan
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October 2, 2017

University of Michigan
LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Fellowship Period: August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2020
Application Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan invites applicants to our LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

This major initiative is aimed at promoting an inclusive scholarly environment, recruiting and retaining exceptional early career scholars, and supporting outstanding scholars committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive intellectual community. The program is administered by the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) at the University of Michigan.

The two-year fellowship program provides early career scholars with dedicated research time, mentorship, teaching experience, travel funding, and professional development opportunities to prepare them for possible tenure-track appointments in LSA. Candidates whose scholarship, teaching, or  service will contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusion goals of LSA are encouraged to apply.


Applications are welcome from any field represented in LSA academic departments (see website listed below for eligible departments). Review committees will evaluate applicants according to their potential for success in an academic career and contribution to higher education through their demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To be eligible, applicants’ doctoral degrees should be completed between January 1, 2015 and 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.

Application Materials Required:

1.      Three letters of reference (Letter writers must submit letters of reference by October 16, 2017.)

2.      Research proposal that outlines your scholarly work and includes your research plan for the fellowship period (2-3 pages; references, citations, formulas, and graphics do not count toward the page limit).

3.      Personal Statement & Diversity Commitment that includes your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarship/research, teaching/mentoring, or service/engagement; there may be some overlap with your research proposal and teaching statements (1-3 pages).

4.      Teaching statement that describes your teaching philosophy, which may incorporate experience from formal or informal teaching and mentoring opportunities (1-3 pages).

5.      Dissertation Abstract (1 page)

6.      Writing Sample (1­–2 samples, 35 page maximum, e.g., sample publication or unpublished research paper, journal article, dissertation chapter; references, citations, formulas, and graphics do not count toward the page limit)

7.      Curriculum Vitae


LSA Collegiate Fellows will receive a salary of $60,000, and $7,000 for conference travel and research expenses. During the two-year term of appointment, the fellow will participate in the LSA Teaching Academy during their first year, and teach one course a year in the host department. The remainder of the fellows’ time will be devoted to pursuing research. Each fellow will receive career advising from a mentor during their fellowship.

Additional program and application information can be found on LSA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website:

Inquiries may be directed to NCID at

The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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