LSA Collegiate Fellowship at the University of Michigan ($66,000 Support and Fully-Funded)

Fellowship in Different Fields
  • United States
  • Apply Before : September 8, 2023

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 218777
  • Degree ResearchPostDoc
  • Fields of study Various Fields
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 2 Years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No
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Opportunity Description

The University of Michigan accepts applications for the LSA Collegiate Fellowship Program to support exceptional scholars. These fellowships are for assistant professors in all three College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) divisions. Particularly, the program supports committed fellows to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the academy’s humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Colleges of LSA seek scholars whose teaching, mentoring, research, and scholarship or service and engagement will contribute to DEI in higher education. LSA particularly prefer applications from scholars with demonstrated ability to bring critical perspectives to their work from non-traditional educational pathways and backgrounds. Also, scholars who understand the experiences of historically marginalized or underrepresented groups in higher education are welcome to apply.

Key Details

Application Deadlines: 8 September 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET)/ 16 October 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET)

Duration of the Fellowship: 2 Year

Fellowship Location: United States

Host and Funding Organization: University of Michigan

Partnering Organization: National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID)

Funding Type: Fully-Funded

Appointment and Benefits

Fellows of the LSA Collegiate will receive the following benefits for up to two years:

  • A starting salary of $66,000 plus more benefits below
  • Funds for conference and research expenses.
  • Paid or unpaid periods of an excused absence, devotion to the Family and Medical Leave Act, child care tuition grants, and information resources
  • Access to dependent coverage for health insurance
  • During the fellowship, Fellows will dedicate their time to pursuing independent research and participating in pedagogical development activities, like the LSA Teaching Academy and classroom engagement.
  • All Fellows of the LSA Collegiate will also receive an offer of a tenure-track position to start immediately after the fellowship period. Considering the level of preparation, some candidates may start working through this program directly to tenure-track positions. Whether fellows begin with a fellowship or are employed straight to the tenure track, the track will provide competitive salaries, research support, and benefits suitable to assistant professors in the relevant department(s).
  • Economics and Political Science predoctoral fellowships may be available; in this case, the fellows should complete their doctoral degree by 1 July 2025. If approved, predoctoral fellows will benefit from a starting salary of $50,000 plus benefits.
  • All Fellows will reside during the academic year and attend departmental seminars and related activities.
  • Also, fellows will receive career advice from a departmental mentor during their fellowship.
  • Furthermore, the NCID (National Center for Institutional Diversity) will provide cohort- and program-based activities to support Fellows’ professional development and scholarship through the tenure-track period.

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Who Can Apply for the LSA Collegiate Fellowship?

Fellows who meet the following requirements can apply for the LSA Collegiate Fellowship:

  • Application is open to all nationalities, provided they can demonstrate eligibility to work in the United States.
  • For the 2022-2023 application cycle, the fellowship program will only consider applications from applicants willing to make their primary scholarly home in one of the LSA units listed below.
  • For candidates in the natural sciences, candidates should complete their D. between 1 January 2019 and 1 July 2024
  • For applicants in the social sciences or humanities, candidates should complete their D. between 1 January 2021 and 1 July 2024
  • Applicants in the Department of Economics should complete their Ph.D. on 31 August 2024.
  • Students with a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan or current students in postdoctoral, faculty, or staff position at UM are not eligible.
  • In 2023-2024, applicants whose work is relevant within the following LSA academic departments are welcome to apply:

Humanities

Natural Sciences

Social Sciences

Required Documents

A complete submission will consist of the following required documents:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Research or scholarship statement outlining fellows’ scholarly work and including their research plan for the duration of the fellowship (2-3 pages, excluding references, citations, formulas, and graphics).
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion (EDI) of 1-3 pages.
  • Teaching statements describing fellows’ teaching philosophy may include formal or informal teaching and mentoring experience (1-3 pages).
  • Dissertation abstract (1 page)
  • A writing sample such as published or unpublished research papers, dissertation chapters, or journal articles; (2-3 examples; maximum 35 pages per writing model, excluding references, citations, formulas, appendices, and graphics).
  • Three reference letters or a maximum of four

Review and Selection Process

Using a multi-stage process, the selection committee of the NCID, faculty in the relevant academic department, and a college selection committee and academic deans will review the applicants in eligible fields according to the following items:

  • Contributions evidence in their area of teaching, scholarship, and service
  • Ability to contribute to higher education through their demonstrated commitment to DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) in scholarship, teaching, or service

Deadlines and Application Procedure

Applications, except Biophysics, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Evolutionary Biology, Ecology, Molecular, Mathematics, and Statistics, for the 2024 LSA Collegiate Fellowship Program should be submitted by 8 September 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET), with reference letters on 11 September 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET).

 

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Applications and reference letters deadlines for applicants of the Departments of Biophysics, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Molecular, Mathematics, and Statistics are 16 October 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET).

 

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Important Notes:

  • Due to the multi-stage review process, the program does not accept application materials beyond the deadline.
  • Application deadlines are final.
  • Please note and plan for time zone differences.
  • Late and incomplete applications and those not meeting the eligibility criteria will not be acceptable.

 

Please visit the University of Michigan’s official website for detailed information on the LSA Collegiate Fellowship.

 

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