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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and must be attached as the first page of your resume. The letter should address your specific interest in and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Please submit contact information (phone and email) for 3-5 professional references along with your resume. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered.

Job Summary

The Rackham Graduate School Recruitment and Graduate Student Engagement team is seeking a highly motivated individual to provide the highest level of excellence and professionalism to assist in the implementation of the Michigan Humanities Emerging Research Scholars (MICHHERS) program. This two-week summer residency program is designed to increase student diversity and to secure faculty recognition of and support for the critical role diversity plays in advancing excellence and vitality in the humanities. Rising seniors, recent B.A.s and terminal Master's students from diverse cultural, economic, geographic, and ethnic backgrounds are invited to apply to this program.

With support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, MICHHERS has grown to include eight departments, Asian Languages and Cultures, Classical Studies, English Language and Literature, History, Linguistics, Romance Languages and Literatures, Sociology (qualitative), and Women’s Studies.

Begin date: December 11, 2017

End date: Through July 13, 2018 if performance expectations are being met



This position will be instrumental in assisting with the administration of the 2018 MICHHERS program, which will take place June 11-23, 2018. Job responsibilities include, buare not limited to:

Serve as the primary program contact for faculty, students and staff. Advertise the program broadly and assist with student recruitment efforts in each department. Answer questions from prospective applicants. Monitor and process all application materials as they come in; screen applications for program criteria and Rackham Merit Fellowship criteria.

Assist with the overall program management. Maintain and update the master calendar, communicate regularly with faculty liaisons, mentors and students, create faculty and student handbooks, coordinate all travel and housing for student participants and prepare program materials. Assist with the financial management of the program, which includes transfer of funds, processing stipends and reimbursements. Assist with the creation of program evaluations, prepare reports and maintain program documentation, files & process manual.

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree in a humanities or humanistic social science field; at least one year University of Michigan graduate school experience; familiarity with University policies, rules, and administrative procedures; excellent communication and English language skills; ability to handle a variety of tasks and meet deadlines; ability to work occasional evenings and weekends; knowledge of Microsoft Office and application software

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.