Diversity Post Doctoral Fellowships at University of Minnesota Morris

Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution (NASNTI) Post-doctoral Fellowship
University of Minnesota, Morris
Job Opening Number 309275

Institutional Background:
The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) is an undergraduate-focused residential public liberal arts college serving 1900 students. As one of five campuses of the University of Minnesota, the Morris campus is located 160 miles west of Minneapolis in the rural community of Morris.  Morris is consistently highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Fiske Guide to Colleges, Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and Washington Monthly.  The student body is talented, diverse and engaged.  The Morris student body is one of the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system with 26% U.S. students of color (17% are American Indian students) and 10% international students.

Job Description:

The NASNTI Post-doctoral Fellowship is part of the newly funded Native American Student Success (NASS) program at UMM. Funding for the program is through the US Department of Education Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution program supporting Native American students in higher education. Through the fellowship, we seek to support scholars of the Liberal Arts who are committed to advancing the perspectives of American Indian/Alaskan Natives through their creative activity, teaching, research, service or mentoring of students. The postdoctoral scholar will begin in fall 2016 and will be housed in one or more of the following academic disciplines within the following divisions:

  • Humanities (Art History, Studio Art, Music, Theatre Arts, English, Communication, Media and Rhetoric, Philosophy, World Languages)
  • Science and Math (Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, Geology)
  • Social Science (American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Psychology, Economics and Management, History, Human Services, Political Science, Sociology, Environmental Studies, Latin American Area Studies, African and Black American Studies)
  • Education (Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Sport Studies and Athletics)

The NASNTI Post-doctoral Fellowship is for one year with the possibility of a one-year renewal. Post-doctoral fellows typically teach two courses per year, work closely with faculty mentors inside and outside of their disciplines, and mentor student scholars.  The fellows will also share their expertise with the university community and participate in selected activities to support student learning, persistence and success.


Candidates must have completed their PhD or other terminal degree no more than three years before the starting date (August 2016). Candidates who have not yet had a tenure-track faculty position will have priority. Awards include a competitive salary, benefits package, and travel funds for conference participation.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.

Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

Closing date: The position(s) will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin April 29, 2016. For full consideration, all of the below mentioned materials must be received by April 29, 2016 by 5:00PM PST. Electronic submission of all application materials must go through the University of Minnesota Human Resources website at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ Job ID number 309275.

Please submit:

  • letter of application,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • sample of scholarly or creative work,
  • statement of teaching philosophy,
  • sample syllabus for lower division course (and upper division course, if available),
  • statement about commitment and experience teaching and mentoring Native American students and/or students from communities that have historically been underrepresented
  • three letters of recommendation.

Morris values diversity in its students, faculty, and staff.  Morris is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research, and /or service because we believe that diversity enriches the University experience for everyone.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the receipt of official academic transcripts and the successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To request disability accommodation or material in alternative formats contact UMM Human Resources, 320-589-6024, Room 201, Behmler Hall, Morris, MN.