Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship (Marquette University)

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, are U.S. citizens, and are currently enrolled in U.S. universities.

In addition to library, office and clerical support privileges, Mitchem Fellows receive a $35,000 stipend plus fringe benefits, research and travel monies for the 2015-16 academic year.

Fellows are to be in residence at Marquette University for the academic year, August 24, 2015 to May 22, 2016, 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 of their dissertations. During their residence, Mitchem Fellows will participate in a formal mentoring program, each fellow collaborating with a senior faculty mentor who is appointed by the Dean in her or her discipline.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: Masters Degree preferred or substantial progress toward the terminal degree.

Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities: Applications for the 2015-16 Fellowships are invited from the following academic areas: Anthropology, Communication Studies, Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Educational Policy and Leadership, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, Philosophy, Political Science/International Relations, Psychology, Social Work/Welfare, Sociology, or Theology/Religious Studies. Persons are eligible to apply if they have not earned a doctoral degree at any time or in any field, are U.S. Citizens, have completed all other requirements for the Ph.D. and are at the writing stage of their dissertation work, and belong to a racial-cultural group historically underrepresented in the U.S. professoriate. African-American, Native American and Hispanic American candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

All applications for this position must be initiated through Marquette Universitys electronic recruiting system at:

Please 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 the Progress Toward Degree and Letter of Reference Cover Sheet forms. Three confidential letters of recommendation, including one from the applicants dissertation advisor are required. These, along with official graduate transcripts and the completed progress toward degree form should be sent via USPS to:

Dr. William Welburn, Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion

Marquette University, Office of the Provost

Zilber Hall 454

P.O. Box 1881

Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881


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