Job Opportunity: University of Michigan Society of Fellows

August 9, 2013
MICHIGAN SOCIETY OF FELLOWS                                             
Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies                                                     
University of Michigan                                                                                             
Ann Arbor, Michigan   48109-1070
 
announces       FELLOWSHIPS: 2014-2017
                        IN THE HUMANITIES, ARTS, SCIENCES, AND PROFESSIONS
 
The Michigan Society of Fellows was founded in 1970 through grants from the Ford Foundation and Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies for the purpose of promoting academic and creative excellence in the humanities, the arts, the social, physical, and life sciences, and in the professions. In 2007, the Mellon Foundation awarded a grant to add four Mellon Fellows annually in the humanities, expanding the number of fellowships awarded each year from four to eight.  The objective of the Society is to provide financial and intellectual support for individuals holding advanced degrees in their fields, who are selected for their outstanding achievement, professional promise, and interdisciplinary interests. We invite applications from qualified candidates for three-year fellowships at the University of Michigan.
 
Candidates should be near the beginning of their professional careers.  Those selected for fellowships must have received the Ph.D. degree or comparable artistic or professional degree between June 1, 2011, and September 1, 2014.  Fellows are appointed as Assistant Professors in appropriate departments and as Postdoctoral Scholars in the Michigan Society of Fellows. They are expected to be in residence in Ann Arbor during the academic years of the fellowship, to teach for the equivalent of one academic year, to participate in the informal intellectual life of the Society, and to devote time to their independent research or artistic projects.  This is not an artist-in-residence program but rather an opportunity to develop one’s work in conversation with fellows from a range of disciplines during the three years of the fellowship. Applications from degree candidates and recipients of the Ph.D. or comparable artistic or professional degree from the University of Michigan will not be considered.
 
Applications will be reviewed by Society members and University faculty.  Final selections will be made in late January by Senior Fellows of the Society.  Eight Fellows will be selected for three-year terms to begin September 1, 2014.  The annual stipend will be $55,000.
 
The online application is available at: http://societyoffellows.umich.edu
 
 
Application Deadline:  October 1, 2013
 
An Equal Opportunity Program