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National Center for Institutional Diversity Postdoctoral Fellows & Scholars Program

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

University of Michigan

Nov. 1
  • 2012

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The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) at the University of Michigan is accepting applications for its Postdoctoral Fellows and Scholars Program for the 2013-2014 academic year. This university-wide, interdisciplinary initiative seeks to advance the Center's national commitment to institutional diversity, as well as its strategic agenda to bridge exemplary diversity scholarship with multilevel engagement and innovation. The program is designed to promote the outstanding work of early career diversity scholars throughout the nation. Therefore, a successful applicant will be attractive as both an NCID fellow and a tenure-track or research faculty member at U-M or other major universities. While we welcome new Ph.D. applicants, successful candidates may also currently hold early career tenure-track positions. This Postdoctoral Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity for a one-year fellowship at NCID to become more competitive for tenure at a major university.

Applications will be evaluated by representatives from both NCID and a relevant U-M academic unit, including a potential faculty mentor. We anticipate awarding two NCID Postdoctoral Fellowships for a duration of one year. In addition, a select group of applicants will also receive on of three citations - Exemplary Diversity Disssertations, Exemplary Diversity Scholars, or Emerging Diversity Scholars. In line with our national mission and our value of diversifying faculty in all institutions of higher education, the NCID features the work of both our fellows and citation receipients within an online National Diversity Scholars Network.

The fellows and scholar recruitment process began in May 2012, with an application deadline of November 1, 2012, for a posstible Fall 2013 start date. Applications are welcomed from scholars with interests that reflect the NCID strategic agenda. We are particularly intereste in candidates whose interests in diversrity issues cross disciplinary boundaries in core NCID priority areas: a. Scholarship, Education, and Innovation; b. Public Policy, Organizations, and Development; c. Science, Health, and Pipeline Development; and d. Community, Cultural, and Social Change. Information on these priority areas is available at

Direct applications and nominations from senior faculty members are accepted.

All postdoctoral applicants are welcome, and we are especially interested in attracting national scholars who received doctoral degrees outside of the University of Michigan. Detailed information about the application process is available at www.ncid.umich/fellows/postdoc.shtml. Materials should be sent to

Required application materials include: a. a letter (interest in the NCID fellowship and scholarly/professional achievements rlevant to a successful academic career), b. a curriculum vitae, c. a statement of proposed research and writing to be conducted during the fellowship year, d. a statement explaining how the applicant's research, teaching, and diversity commimtemnts will contribute to both NCID and a related U-M academic or research unit, e. a dissertation abstract and a writing sample, and f. three letters of recommendation.

The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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