Postdoctoral Fellowship

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Starting salary of $60,000 plus benefits, and $7,000 for conference travel and research expenses.
Aug 07, 2018
Oct 01, 2018
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University of Michigan
LSA Collegiate Fellows

Fellowship Period: September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2021

Application Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2018

The College of Literature Science and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan seeks outstanding postdoctoral scholars in all liberal arts fields whose research/scholarship and/or teaching/mentoring and/or service/engagement will contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals of our institution.

The two-year fellowship provides early career natural scientists, humanists, and social scientists with dedicated research time, mentorship, teaching experience, travel funding, and professional development opportunities to prepare them for possible tenure-track appointments in LSA.

The LSA Collegiate Fellows program was launched in 2016 as a major college initiative aimed at recruiting and retaining exceptional early career scholars with demonstrated commitments to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic community. The program is administered by U-M’s National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) in conjunction with LSA academic departments.


Applications are welcome from any humanities, social science, or natural science field represented in LSA academic departments, including the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. Review committees will evaluate applicants according to their potential for success in an academic career, including their contribution to higher education through their demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please see website listed below for list of all departments/units and other eligibility descriptions.

For applicants in the natural sciences, doctoral degrees should be completed between January 1, 2014 and July 1, 2019; for applicants in the social sciences or humanities, doctoral degrees should be completed between January 1, 2016 and July 1, 2019. Individuals awarded a Ph.D. from U-M, or currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position at U-M, are not eligible.


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

Additional program, eligibility, and application information can be found at Inquiries may be directed to