Research Professor (Open Rank)

How to Apply

Interested applicants will submit a cover letter describing their scholarly and research activities (including funded research) and their interests in the Social Environment and Health Program in the Survey Research Center. Please include a CV, names of (but not letters from) three references, one or two recent publications, and a diversity statement. The diversity statement should describe your experiences with diversity in your research, teaching, mentorship and/or service. The statement should also discuss your experience with and/or vision for creating diverse and welcoming environments for scholars and students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in academic environments.

All applicants must submit their applications on our online applications site, Interfolio, at:

Please direct questions or inquiries to Reference #98955.

A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


The Survey Research Center (SRC) within the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan is interested in innovative, interdisciplinary scholars whose work considers inequities within and across social, economic, environmental, and political contexts. SRC 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 ( The successful applicant will collaborate with an existing team of social scientists and social, environmental, and infectious disease epidemiologists in the Social Environment and Health Program (SEH).

We will consider a broad range of areas of specialization, including but not limited to environmental and climate justice; aging; disability; geographic and built environment disparities; racial residential, educational, or occupational segregation; cultural and structural racism; infectious disease; and their intersections. We are especially interested in scholars using novel data sources and developing new biomarkers, as well as other innovative methods to capture new dimensions of the socio-environmental context. This position requires the applicant to have external research funding. We encourage early career or Postdoctoral Fellows with NIH K99/R00 or other funding mechanisms seeking positions for the independent phase of the award to apply. Other scholars with relevant funding are also encouraged to apply. Successful candidates are expected to establish an independent research program.

We are interested in researchers who would thrive in our entrepreneurial, interdisciplinary, collegial, yet highly autonomous culture. Individuals from groups historically under-represented in the social sciences or related fields are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have a doctoral degree or terminal degree in their field.

h<3>Additional Information

This would be a 12-month appointment. Salary is highly competitive. Start dates are flexible.

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, U-M offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include generous time off; a retirement plan with two-for-one matching contributions after the first year; many choices for comprehensive health insurance; life insurance; long-term disability coverage; and flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses. Learn more about U-M benefits. Ann Arbor and its surrounding communities in the Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor Combined Statistical Area offer a variety of climate-resilient, family-friendly communities within commuting distance of several universities and major employment centers.

The Institute for Social Research (ISR) 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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Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

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