PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP in AMERICAN INDIAN and INDIGENOUS STUDIES

 The fellowship award provides office space, access to Michigan State University’s outstanding library and computing facilities and to the faculty involved in the American Indian Studies Program, benefits for the year, and a substantial stipend.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. The successful applicant will be required to teach one course in AIIS, will affiliate with a department or program in one of the University’s colleges, 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. The Fellow must reside in the East Lansing, Michigan area for the duration of the fellowship.  Final award pending university budget approval.  

Award Period: July 1st through June 30th 
Questions: Director of AIIS, Dr. Dylan Miner:  dminer@msu.edu 

2020-2021 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in American Indian and Indigenous Studies (AIIS)

Michigan State University announces a call for the 2020-2021 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in American Indian and Indigenous Studies (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 substantial stipend. The Fellowship period is July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Michigan State University occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg – Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. The University resides on Land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw.

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.

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. The Fellow must reside in Nkwejong // East Lansing, Michigan area for the duration of the fellowship. Final award pending university budget approval.

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members, results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.

We will begin reviewing applications on March 16, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site http://careers.msu.edu/. Posting #634392. Qualified applicants should submit a) a cover letter b) current curriculum vitae c) a statement of teaching/research philosophy that highlights your alignment with some of our desired qualifications and d) the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees.

More about the American Indian and Indigenous Studies program, as well as a list of previous fellows, can be viewed at aisp.msu.edu/. Questions can be directed to Dr. Dylan Miner, Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies, at dminer@msu.edu

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.