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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: 45000.00
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Union

Position Summary

Michigan State University announces a call for the 2024-2025 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 $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.

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.

Any remote work permitted with respect to this position must be performed in the state of Michigan. The employee must be able to come to work at the East Lansing campus location as needed. 

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.

Required Application Materials

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.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website Posting number 930238.

For more information, contact Kristin Arola, Chair of the Search Committee at

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

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Department Statement

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. 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 collectively acknowledge that Michigan State University occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg – Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. In particular, the University resides on Land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw. We recognize, support, and advocate for the sovereignty of Michigan’s twelve federally-recognized Indian nations, for historic Indigenous communities in Michigan, for Indigenous individuals and communities who live here now, and for those who were forcibly removed from their Homelands. By offering this Land Acknowledgement, we affirm Indigenous sovereignty and will work to hold Michigan State University more accountable to the needs of American Indian and Indigenous peoples.

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