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Mitchem Fellow

Marquette University
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (US)
Commensurate with Experience
Date posted
Feb 19, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Overview

Marquette University invites applications for the Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship Program. Mitchem Fellowships seek to help increase the presence of currently underrepresented racial and cultural groups in the U.S. professoriate by supporting advanced doctoral candidates during completion of the dissertation. The fellowships provide one year of support for doctoral candidates who are well into the writing stage of their dissertation work, and are currently enrolled in U.S. universities. In addition to library, office and clerical support privileges. Mitchem Fellows will receive a $40,520 salary stipend, fringe benefits, plus a $3,000 stipend for moving and travel expenses for the 2024-25 academic year. No further reimbursements will be approved/compensated.



Duties and Responsibilities

Fellows are to be in residence at Marquette University for the 2024-25 academic year (August 26, 2024 – May 10, 2025) during which they teach one (1) course in their area of specialization, interact with faculty and undergraduate students, give a public presentation, and devote their primary energies to the completion and defense of their dissertations. During their residence, Mitchem Fellows will also be mentored by a senior faculty mentor in his or her discipline, appointed by the fellow’s department chair and collegiate dean in consultation with the Vice President for Inclusive Excellence.



Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Masters Degree preferred or substantial progress toward the terminal degree.



Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Persons are eligible to apply who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time or in any field, have completed all other requirements for the Ph.D., and are at the writing stage of their dissertation work. The Mitchem Fellowship Program is especially interested in receiving applications from individuals whose research focuses on Race, Ethnic and Indigenous Studies. Applications for the 2024-25 Fellowship are invited from the following academic areas: Anthropology, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education, Criminology and Law Studies, Educational Policy and Leadership, English, History, International Affairs, Journalism, Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Media Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Welfare and Justice, Sociology, or Theology and Religion.



Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications for this position must be initiated through Marquette University’s electronic recruiting system. Attach a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, a dissertation prospectus (10 page maximum), and a description of teaching interests/philosophy.

Please visit to obtain Progress Toward Degree and Letter of Reference Cover Sheet forms. Three confidential letters of recommendation, including one from applicant’s dissertation advisor are required. These, along with official graduate transcripts and the completed Progress Toward Degree form may be either emailed to directly from the referee, the university, or third party, such as Inter Folio, or sent via United States Postal Service to:

Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship Program
c/o Chris Navia, PhD Vice President for Inclusive Excellence Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion Marquette University, Zilber Hall 448 P.O. Box 1881 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881



It is the policy of Marquette University to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable federal or state-protected classification.

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