Research Fellow in American Indian And Indigenous Studies

Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters

United States

Fellow-Fixed Term

Apply now Job no: 693434
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: American Indian And Indigenous Studies 40000806
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: 40000.00
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Education/Training, Union

Position Summary

Michigan State University announces a call for the 2021-2022 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 $40,000 salary. The Fellowship period is July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

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.

Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should submit

  • a cover letter
  • current curriculum vitae
  • a statement of teaching / research philosophy that highlights your alignment with some of our desired qualifications and
  • the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees

Special Instructions

We will begin reviewing applications on April 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.  Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site  Posting # 693434. 

Questions can be directed to Dr. Dylan Miner, Director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies, at

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.

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

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Department Statement

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. More about the American Indian and Indigenous Studies program, as well as a list of previous fellows, can be viewed at

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Feb 16, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 16, 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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