University of Michigan LSA Collegiate Fellows Program

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The application will open August 1, 2023.

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan offers its students an outstanding undergraduate education in the liberal arts at a premier research institution, and is dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive scholarly environment. 

In 2016, as part of a 5-year DEI strategic plan, LSA announced that a newly created Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program would recruit 50 extraordinarily promising scholars whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. The program offers support to fellows to prepare them for possible tenure-track faculty appointments in LSA; this includes community-building activities, professional development and mentoring, and support for teaching and research.

The program has been highly competitive; between 2016 and 2022, 4,424 applications were received. As of 2023, the program has been incredibly successful with 50 total hires, out of which 46 have or will transition into tenure-track assistant professor positions in LSA. The fellows were selected for their outstanding scholarship, as judged by their departments, and for their commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the academy. They are also exceptionally diverse in their respective identities, research, and scholarship. 

Building on the success of this program, LSA will continue the Collegiate Fellows faculty hiring initiative as part of its second 5-year DEI Strategic Plan, which will launch in September 2023. In collaboration with the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), the LSA Collegiate Fellowship program aims to hire 32 exceptional scholars who are committed to building a diverse intellectual community over the next five years. Scholars can be hired as early-career scholars not yet in tenure track positions, or as early-in-rank associate professors.

In academic year 2023-2024, this faculty hiring initiative seeks to recruit exceptional faculty at both the assistant and early associate level. For more details, including deadlines for the 2023-2024 application cycle, see the webpage dedicated to each of the two hiring mechanisms.


Applications due: Friday, September 8, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Application deadline for candidates for the following departments: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Economics Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; Chemistry; Mathematics; Statistics: Monday, October 16, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET

LSA Collegiate Fellowship

Assistant professor level, for early career scholars: The LSA Collegiate Fellowship provides either one to two years of postdoctoral fellowship support in preparation for tenure-track appointments or immediate tenure-track appointments in LSA departments. U-M’s 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 diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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LSA Senior Collegiate Fellowship

Associate professor level: The newly launched LSA Senior Collegiate Fellowship seeks outstanding scholars with demonstrated commitments in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in higher education for tenured positions in the college as associate professors. In their first year, successful candidates will participate in a cohort-based professional development program designed to support DEI leadership in their service and administrative roles. Faculty may apply if they are early in rank associate professors or scholars in the year they are seeking promotion to associate rank.

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Date de candidature
2 ans
Humanités : Anthropologie & Ethnologie, Histoire, Linguistique, Littérature, Philosophie, théologie et religion
Sciences sociales : Economie, Gestion et administration publique, Identités, genre et sexualités, Psychologie et sciences cognitives, Relations internationales, Science politique, Sciences de l'information et de la communication, Sociologie
Autres : Biologie, Chimie, Physique, mathématiques et ingénierie