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Research Professor – The Data Science for Dynamic Decision-making Center (d3c)

How to Apply

The Data Science for Dynamic Decision-making Center (d3c) in the Survey Research Center (SRC) at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR) invites enterprising scholars interested in the development and/or application of novel methodologies for constructing and evaluating behavioral interventions to apply for an open rank (Assistant, Associate and Full) Research Professor position. Scholars with background in areas such as behavioral science, data science, quantitative psychology, statistics, and biostatistics are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants will submit a cover letter describing their scholarly activities, research activities (including funded research), and their interest in the SRC and the d3c.  Please include a curriculum vitae, up to three recent publications, and a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement.

All applicants must submit their applications on our online applications site, Interfolio, at http://apply.interfolio.com/111079

Please direct questions or inquiries to srcsearches@umich.edu.  Reference #111079.

Summary

The Data Science for Dynamic Decision-making Center (d3c) in the Survey Research Center (SRC) at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR) invites applications for an open rank (Assistant, Associate and Full) Research Professor position.  SRC (https://www.src.isr.umich.edu/) is a multi- and inter-disciplinary research organization devoted to the discovery of and insight into major issues within the social and behavioral sciences. SRC is an international leader in research involving the collection and analysis of randomized trials, sample surveys, and other administrative data.

The d3c (https://d3c.isr.umich.edu/) is a vibrant, interdisciplinary methodological research center that develops, implements and disseminates data collection and statistical methods to optimize adaptive interventions, including personalized digital interventions.  Faculty at d3c work across a wide range of behavioral intervention research areas, including digital health, behavioral medicine, health services, education and implementation science.  d3c has strong ties across the University of Michigan’s campus, including the Departments of Statistics, Biostatistics, Psychology, School of Information, and the Medical School, including the Eisenberg Family Depression Center and the Rogel Cancer Center.

An exciting opportunity has been created for an enterprising scholar interested in the development and/or application of novel methodologies for constructing and evaluating behavioral interventions. This includes scholars with:

  1. Strong behavioral and quantitative skills with a substantive interest in empirical research related to developing behavioral interventions or implementation strategies to improve health or education outcomes; or
  2. Strong behavioral science and intervention background, especially in digital interventions and mobile health, and an interest in the application of novel methodologies for optimizing adaptive and personalized interventions; or
  3. Strong statistical, computational, and/or methodological background, with an interest in causal inference and/or sequentially-randomized trials related to optimizing adaptive and personalized interventions.

A successful candidate is expected to launch or establish an independent externally-funded research program within d3c’s collaborative and supportive environment. SRC faculty are expected to cover their effort though sponsored research, either through grants as a principal investigator or as an investigator on other grants (co-investigator). The environment is highly entrepreneurial and SRC faculty are provided exceptional resources to pursue significant and innovative research.

Individuals from groups historically under-represented in methodological, statistical or behavioral intervention sciences are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

A doctoral degree is required.

Additional Information

This would be a 12-month appointment.  Salary is competitive.  Start dates are flexible.  A joint appointment with an appropriate department at the University of Michigan is possible.

The DEI statement should include a discussion of demonstrated or planned contributions relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching or mentoring, and service.

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 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.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Application Procedure

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

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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