Doctoral Fellow (Research), Leadership & Counseling

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan

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Job Details

Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job_Type: Doctoral Fellow
Job_Number: 02029
Location: Main Campus
Division: Graduate Employment

General Summary

Our Mission

The Leadership and Counseling Department develops caring and ethical educational leaders and professional counselors through co-constructed teaching and learning experiences, respectful service and community engagement, and intentional research and inquiry to promote equity. We prepare courageous leaders and mental health practitioners to assume prominent roles in effecting positive change in clients, students, families, and communities in local and global contexts

General Summary

The Department of Leadership and Counseling is seeking applicants for a doctoral fellow position from students admitted to the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at EMU. The position will begin in August of 2021. Doctoral fellows work under the guidance of one or more faculty in the department. Doctoral fellows are expected to work a 20 hours per week and perform a mixture of services in support of faculty teaching and research as (50% of time) and teaching/administering in the LEADership Minor (40% of time) and (10% other duties as assigned). Other departmental related duties as required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Work directly with one or more faculty supporting teaching and research activities.
Doctoral fellows have teaching responsibilities in the LEADership minor (Fall and Winter)
Engage with supporting various aspects of the daily implementing and administering of the minor including and not limited to (meetings with LEAD team, building campus partnerships, responding to student inquiries, actively represent LEAD minor within and outside EMU)
Assist in the support of the affairs of the LDCN department, including program level responsibilities


Required Eligibility
Admission and enrollment in the Educational Leadership doctoral program
Ability to work 20 hours per week during typical business hoursfor the academic year
Maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher is required.
Maintenance of a 67% course completion is required.
Enrollment in a minimum of six credit hours if appointed Fall and Winter semesters, and one credit for the Summer semester
Applicants must have strong writing and interpersonal skills

Supplemental Information


Students are eligible to receive a tuition waiver (which includes up to 23 credit hours of tuition waiver over an academic year). Funding for a doctoral fellow can be renewed on a yearly basis up to the maximum of 8 academic semesters (or 4 years)

Doctoral fellows receive a monthly financial stipend (Fall and Winter Term) totalling $16,000
for the academic year.

Doctoral Fellows receive library privileges and a 10% discount on items purchased at the bookstore in the Student Center.
Doctoral Fellows receive priority registration
Intangible benefits of appointment as a Doctoral Fellow include close contact with faculty and other doctoral students, valuable employment experience within an academic setting and the opportunity to engage in academic work.
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Required Application Documents
A resume or CV.
A cover letter detailing professional background and experiences, interest in the position, teaching experiences, research interests, and any other qualifications pertinent to the position description.
Please list 2 references (academic, professional and/or character)

Supplemental Information

All applications must be made online at:
Application review will begin May 2021. Review of applications will continue until a finalist is identified. Only selected candidates will be contacted and invited to an interview.

For a full-time GA appointment, the University provides a tuition scholarship for up to 18 credit hours in each academic year (September 1 to August 31) of the assistantship.

For graduate assistants who are appointed to part-time positions and for GAs who begin employment after the start of the semester, the number of credit hours covered by the award will be prorated.

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Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is available online at:

The report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report, you can stop by the Department of Public Safety at 1200 Oakwood St. or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 734-487-0892 or emailing [email protected]

* 01

Are you currently enrolled within a graduate-level program (or higher) with Eastern Michigan University?
  • Yes
  • No

* 02

If your response to the question above was "No," do you have an application currently pending for a graduate-level program (or higher) with Eastern Michigan University?
  • Yes
  • No
  • N/A

* 03

Please indicate the doctoral-level program(s) with Eastern Michigan University in which you are currently enrolled or for which you have an application pending.

* 04

Do you acknowledge that your tuition waiver may be taxable beyond $5250 per year?
  • Yes
  • No

* Required Question



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