Research Professor

The Survey Research Center (SRC) within the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR) is seeking a nationally recognized senior scholar for a Research Professor position. Qualified applications will have an active externally-funded research portfolio concerning alcohol and drug use etiology and prevention during adolescence and young adulthood. Appointment will be at the Research Professor level in the Youth and Social Issues (YSI) Program in SRC. The YSI Program currently consists of six scholars with funded research projects primarily concerning substance use during adolescence and adulthood. We are seeking to expand our collective emphasis on etiology, prevention, and innovative data collection methods. The ongoing NIDA-funded Monitoring the Future study is a central part of YSI; although this new position does not have direct involvement with this study, opportunities for future substantive and methodological collaboration are possible.

Disciplinary background could be in any of several areas of relevance, including for example, developmental psychology, social psychology, sociology, public health, or psychiatry. This position requires extensive experience and success with externally-funded collaborative research. A national reputation and strong publication record are essential. Excellent writing and communication skills are a necessity, as is the ability to work collaboratively and constructively as a member of a research program.

The Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research is a unique, world-renowned social science research center that conducts investigator-initiated, survey based research on theoretical and applied problems of both social and scientific importance (seeĀ

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must have a doctoral degree. Applicants should submit a letter describing their scholarly activities, funded research programs and plans, and interests in SRC. Please include a CV, names of (but not letters from) references, and up to five recent publications that best illustrate the applicant’s ongoing research program. Salary is highly competitive.

Please send applications, nominations, and inquiries electronically to or by mail to Survey Research Center Search Committee, Director’s Office, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248. Reference position #136404. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

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