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University of Michigan 2023 LSA Collegiate Fellowship

The purpose of the LSA Collegiate Fellowship Program is to support exceptional scholars in all three divisions of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) — humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences — who are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the academy.

LSA seeks scholars whose teaching and mentoring, and/or research and scholarship, and/or service and engagement will contribute to DEI in higher education. They are particularly interested in scholars who have demonstrated their ability to bring to their work the critical perspectives that come from nontraditional educational backgrounds and pathways, and/or scholarly understanding of the experiences of groups who are historically underrepresented or marginalized in higher education.


University of Michigan LSA Collegiate Fellowship

Application DeadlineOctober 16, 2023
Funding TypePartially Funded
TypeFellowship
SponsorUniversity of Michigan
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of University of Michigan LSA Collegiate Fellowship

  • LSA Collegiate Fellows will receive a starting salary of $66,000* plus benefits, as well as funds for conference and research expenses, for up to two years. During the fellowship, Fellows will devote their time to pursuing their independent research, as well as participate in pedagogical development activities such as the LSA Teaching Academy and classroom teaching/engagement. All LSA Collegiate Fellows will also be offered a tenure-track position to commence immediately after the fellowship period. Based on the level of preparation, in some cases candidates will be hired through this program directly to tenure-track positions.
  • Regardless of whether scholars begin with a fellowship or are hired directly to the tenure track, tenure-track offers will include competitive salary, research support, and benefits appropriate to assistant professors in the relevant department(s).

*Thanks to generous alumni support, the Department of Economics is able to provide a supplement to the standard Collegiate Fellows salary to their Fellows.

  • Predoctoral fellowships may be available in Economics and Political Science, in which case the doctoral degree must be completed by July 1, 2025. If approved, predoctoral fellows will receive a starting salary of $50,000 plus benefits.
  • All Fellows are expected to be in residence during the academic year and to engage in departmental seminars and related activities. Fellows will also receive career advising from a departmental mentor during their fellowship.
  • Additionally, the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) provides cohort- and program-based activities designed to support Fellows’ scholarship and professional development, while building a community of scholars that has a commitment to issues of DEI. This support is provided through the tenure-track period.

Requirements for University of Michigan LSA Collegiate Fellowship

  • For applicants in the natural sciences, doctoral degrees should be completed between January 1, 2019 and July 1, 2024; For applicants in the social sciences or humanities, doctoral degrees should be completed between January 1, 2021 and July 1, 2024 (August 31, 2024 for applicants in the Department of Economics).
  • Individuals awarded a PhD from U-M or currently holding a postdoctoral, faculty, or staff position at U-M are not eligible.
  • In the 2023-2024 year, candidates whose work is represented within the following LSA academic departments or units are invited to apply:
    • Humanities
      • Afroamerican and African Studies
      • Asian Languages & Cultures
      • Film, Television, and Media
      • Germanic Languages & Literature
      • Philosophy
      • Romance Languages & Literature
      • Slavic Languages & Literature
    • Natural Sciences
      • Biophysics
      • Chemistry
      • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
      • Mathematics
      • Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
      • Statistics
    • Social Sciences
      • Communication and Media
      • Economics
      • Organizational Studies
      • Political Science
      • Psychology
      • Sociology

Application Documents

A complete submission will consist of:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Research/scholarship statement 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).
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that describes your demonstrated commitment to and engagement with diversity, equity, and inclusion through scholarship/research, and/or teaching/mentoring, and/or service/engagement (1-3 pages). There may be some overlap with your research/scholarship statement and teaching statements.
  • Teaching statement that describes your teaching philosophy, which may incorporate experience from formal or informal teaching and mentoring (1-3 pages).
  • Dissertation abstract (1 page).
  • Writing sample (2-3 samples; 35 pages maximum per writing sample. Examples include published or unpublished research papers, journal articles, dissertation chapters. References, citations, formulas, appendices, and graphics do not count toward the page limit).
  • Three letters of reference (maximum of four). Applicants are not permitted to submit reference letters on their referee’s behalf.

*Applicants in Chemistry should submit a statement of future research plans that is 5-10 pages in length, including a 1-page executive summary.

Application Deadline

October 16, 2023

How to Apply

Applications, excluding Biophysics; Chemistry; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Economics, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; Mathematics; Statistics, for the 2023 LSA Collegiate Fellowship Program are due Friday, September 8, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET, with reference letters due Monday, September September 11, 2023 by 11:59 p.m. ET. Click Here To Apply!

Applications AND reference letters for candidates for the Departments of Biophysics; Chemistry; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Economics; Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Mathematics; Statistics are due Monday, October 16, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Click Here To Apply!

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