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University of Michigan LSA Collegiate Fellows 
Application Deadline: Monday, October 4, 2021

The College of Literature Science and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan seeks outstanding scholars in all liberal arts fields whose teaching/mentoring, and/or research, and/or service and engagement will contribute to our interconnected goals of excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

The fellowship provides up to two years of support for early career natural scientists, humanists, and social scientists with dedicated research time, mentorship, research and travel funding, and cohort- and program-based professional development opportunities related to scholarship and teaching, to prepare them for possible tenure-track appointments in LSA. 

The LSA Collegiate Fellows program was launched in 2016 as a major college initiative aimed at promoting an intellectually rich and inclusive scholarly environment, recruiting and retaining exceptional early career faculty scholars, and supporting these outstanding scholars who are committed to working with college colleagues to build a diverse, equitable scholarly and learning community.  The program is administered by U-M’s National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) in conjunction with LSA academic departments. 


Applications are welcome from natural science, humanities, or social science fields represented in LSA academic departments. Please see the website listed below for a list of participating departments/units and other eligibility descriptions. 

Additional program, eligibility, and application information can be found at Inquiries may be directed to

Bentley Chair in African History

The University of Michigan Department of History is seeking a scholar of African history to fill the A.M. and H.P. Bentley Chair, an endowed chair for a distinguished historian of international prominence with a demonstrated record of scholarly achievement and successful teaching.  We expect to make an appointment at the associate or full professor level, and we therefore invite applications from advanced assistant, associate or full professors. We hope to hire a scholar who works meaningfully in African languages. More generally, our department encourages applications from scholars who are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; interested in public engagement of various kinds; and open to digital humanities work.  This is a tenured position and a university-year (9-month) appointment.  The anticipated start date is August 29, 2022.

Please upload a letter of interest, C.V., writing sample, research statement, teaching statement, and evidence of teaching excellence (which may include teaching evaluations, syllabi, course observation, etc.) via this Interfolio application: Questions should be sent to  The search committee will begin considering applications on October 1, 2021.  Women, underrepresented minorities, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.