AIIS is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2024-25 academic year Pre-Doctoral Fellow in AIIS.

The fellowship provides office space, access to Michigan State University’s outstanding facilities, connections with American Indian and Indigenous Studies faculty and community, benefits for the year, and a $45,000 salary. The Fellowship period is August 16, 2024 through August 15, 2025.

Applicants must be finished with all doctoral work, except the dissertation; actively working in American Indian and Indigenous Studies; and committed to a career in Indigenous Studies. It is expected that the Pre-Doctoral Fellow will complete the dissertation during the award year. Applicants may be pursuing a terminal degree in any discipline or area offered at Michigan State University. MFA candidates will also be considered. Applicants both at and outside of MSU will be considered.

The successful applicant will be required to teach one course in American Indian and Indigenous Studies, as well as actively participate in activities of American Indian and Indigenous Studies, including participation in the Indigenous Studies Writing Group and AIIS faculty meetings, among other community activities.

If you or someone you know are interested and qualified, please consider applying and sharing!

Official posting: HERE.

Qualified applicants should submit:

  1. a cover letter
  2. current curriculum vitae
  3. A 1-2 page statement that briefly describes your teaching and research philosophy, highlighting your alignment with our qualifications
  4. A 1-page summary of your philosophy of diversity, equity, and inclusion as it pertains to intellectual leadership in the areas of teaching/curriculum development, research/creative activities, service, outreach, advising, and/or administration. The statement should also include an explanation of related past or planned activities/endeavors as well as how the candidate will advance our goals of inclusive excellence. For more about MSU’s DEI efforts, see For more information about writing diversity statements, see
  5. the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees.

Review will begin 3/1/2024 and continue until the position has been filled. Please contact with questions.