Research and Teaching Fellow in Law, Michigan Society of Fellows - University of Michigan Law School

University of Michigan in Michigan

Deadline September 26, 2016
Date Posted September 2, 2016
Type Fellowship
Salary 55,000-55,000
Employment Type Full-time

We call to your attention a freshly created opportunity at the University of Michigan Law School for legal scholars with an outstanding academic record to develop their scholarship and teaching skills in preparation for the academic job market.

The University of Michigan Law School, in connection with the longstanding Michigan Society of Fellows (MSOF), now welcomes applications for a highly competitive interdisciplinary fellowship for aspiring legal academics (whether currently completing a degree, conducting postgraduate research, clerking, practicing, teaching, or otherwise engaged in law related activity). The application deadline is Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 1:00 PM EDT.

The Michigan Society of Fellows selects 8 fellows from over 900 applicants nationwide to join the Society, and to affiliate as a junior (non-tenure track) member of the faculty with one of the University’s departments or professional schools (including the University of Michigan Law School). The fellowship is offered for a term of three years (to begin in September 2017), although fellows affiliated with the Law School may go on the academic job market during the fall of their second fellowship year.

The fellowship provides a unique opportunity for aspiring academics to develop and produce high level scholarship in a supportive and intellectually challenging environment within the Society, the Law School, and the wider University community. Fellows will also begin to develop their teaching skills in a substantive area of the law while availing themselves, as desired, of Michigan’s pioneering Center for Research and Learning on Teaching. The strong focus of the fellowship is on research and the production of significant scholarship. Teaching obligations are minimal. The fellowship comes with a stipend of $55,000 per year plus participation in the University’s benefits programs. It is supported by the Ford Foundation, the Horace H. and Mary Rackham Funds, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

To learn more, and to submit an application, please visit:

The Law School’s participation in the fellowship program is supervised by Associate Dean for Faculty & Research and Eric Stein Collegiate Professor of Law Daniel Halberstam. For questions, please contact Ms. Nancy Paul, Assistant to the Associate Dean, at <> or 734.647.3729. This fellowship is open to individuals holding a J.D. or the equivalent, except those who hold that degree from the University of Michigan. In addition, MSOF requires that such degree (or a subsequent advanced law degree or Ph.D.), must have been earned from June 2014 to August 2017.

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

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