LSA Dean's Fellow

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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.

Please note that finalists for this fellowship will be asked to provide a writing sample. Instructions for submitting a writing sample will be provided to finalists later in the process.


The LSA Dean’s Office is looking for a recent graduate who embraces the mission, vision, and values of LSA to join our team for this one-year fellowship. The Dean’s Fellowship is awarded to a recent U-M bachelor’s degree graduate with career aspirations in higher education. The fellowship offers in-depth experience across a range of areas of the college and provides an excellent opportunity to develop professional skills while working closely with faculty and staff leaders in the college.

The fellow will have projects out of the central dean’s office, as well as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office and the Division of Undergraduate Education. The fellow may also work on special projects with Faculty Academic Affairs, Student Recruitment, Human Resources, and other areas of the college. Overall, this fellowship is designed to give recent graduates a range of experiences across the college’s administrative functions, which will provide the knowledge and experience for the fellow to move onto other higher education positions or higher education graduate programs.

In person meetings and events are expected for this role and the Dean’s Fellow should plan to work on campus at least four days per week, with one remote day each week.

This is a term-limited temporary position beginning approximately August 2022, and ending August 31, 2023.

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.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working as part of a team to support the day-to-day operations, initiatives, events, and programming efforts of the Dean’s Office. This includes assisting various working groups, task forces, and committees.
  • Assisting with student outreach and engagement activities, programming, assessment, event planning, and related projects.
  • Drafting briefing materials and other summaries; conducting benchmarking and other forms of research.
  • Assisting with the Inclusive Campus Collaborative (ICC) Steering Committee by scheduling and scribing meetings, preparing agendas, assisting ICC member recruitment, and supporting the efforts of the newly-formed ICC student subcommittee.
  • Assisting with the Student Employee DEI Certificate (SEDC) program including attending planning committee meetings, assisting with recruitment and assessment, and generally supporting the efforts of the committee.
  • Assisting with event and workshop logistics such as planning, set-up/take-down, and distribution and evaluation of surveys.
  • 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 2021 or 2022.
  • The ability to learn quickly with a willingness to approach projects with initiative and curiosity.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team while fostering a culture of respect and cooperation.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently.
  • The ability to balance multiple projects at the same time and to meet established deadlines.  
  • Strong communication skills, including excellence in writing and editing.
  • Demonstrated savvy in relation to digital environments (Google Docs, Zoom, etc.).
  • Demonstrated strong work ethic and desire to learn.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community.

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 Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA. 


To learn more about LSA’s Strategic Vision, visit

As a college, we are committed to anti-racism and to carrying this commitment through every aspect of our work.  To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit

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

The compensation for this position is $19.23 hourly.

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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.