The NASNTI Post-doctoral Fellowship is part of the 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 2017 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, Environmental Science)
• 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.