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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Dean’s Fellowship is awarded to a recent University of Michigan bachelor’s degree graduate with career aspirations in higher education and/or in the area of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). This fellowship offers an in-depth experience of seeing the behind the scenes work that the college does on a daily basis.

The fellow will primarily work in the area of DEI, including anti-racism initiatives, but may also have projects in Faculty Academic Affairs, LSA Student Recruitment, Human Resources, and other areas of the college. The fellow will also work on special projects with the LSA Chief of Staff and Dean Curzan, including those related to student engagement. The fellow will have the opportunity to develop their professional skills when working closely with faculty and staff leaders in the college. Overall, this fellowship is designed to give recent graduates a range of experiences in LSA’s administrative and DEI work, which will provide the knowledge and experience for the fellow to move onto other higher education positions or higher education graduate programs.

This is a term-limited temporary position beginning approximately August 2021, and ending August 31, 2022.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.


The fellow will be given projects from the Dean’s Office including:

  • Assisting with student outreach activities, programming, assessment, event planning, and related projects, including serving as a liaison with undergraduate student organizations.
  • Assisting with the Inclusive Campus Collaborative (ICC) Steering Committee by scheduling and scribing meetings, preparing agendas, and assisting ICC member recruitment.
  • Participating on the Student Employee DEI Certificate planning and implementation team, including recruitment and selection of cohort, event planning and tracking, and program assessment.
  • Assisting with DEI workshop logistics such as planning, set-up/take-down, and distribution and evaluation of Qualtrics surveys.
  • Conducting benchmarking research.
  • Assisting with managing social media and website communications.
  • Helping support other special projects within the College as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • Applicant must have graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree with the class of 2020 or 2021.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Good time management skills
  • Good flexibility with working on different projects at the same time
  • Excellent teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with computer programs such as word processing such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs, etc., as well as web search skills, and using social media such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and similar platforms.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Some knowledge and experience working in a college administration setting
  • Willingness to learn about the college administrative process
  • Plans to attend graduate programs in higher education in the near future or to pursue a full-time position in higher education

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s mission, vision, and value, and sustain the excellence of LSA. Learn more about LSA’s mission, vision, and values at As a college, we are committed to anti-racism and to carrying this commitment through every aspect of our work.

This temporary position may meet eligibility requirements for health care benefits. For more information, please see the eligibility section for temporary employees here.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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