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Research Associate/Assistant Professor (Social Environment and Health Program)

How to Apply

The Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan invites applications for an ISR tenure-track/tenured Research Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Social Environment and Health Program in ISR’s Survey Research Center (SRC).

Interested applicants are required to submit a cover letter describing their interest in the Survey Research Center (SRC) and Social and Environmental Health program, a curriculum vitae, up to three recent publications, contact information of three references, a statement describing scholarly and research interests, and a diversity statement. The diversity statement should describe your experiences with diversity in your research, teaching, mentorship and/or service, and 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 online at Applications will be accepted until January 30, 2024. Please direct questions or inquiries to [email protected].


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 Social Environment and Health Program within SRC examines social inequalities in health, including the role of climate change, physical and built environments, structural racism, and the molecular pathways linking neighborhood context to infectious disease, disability, and healthy aging (please see our website: (

For this position, we are interested in innovative, interdisciplinary scholars whose work considers inequities within and across social, economic, environmental, and political contexts. 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; structural racism; infectious disease; and their intersections. We are especially interested in scholars using novel data sources as well as other innovative methods to capture new dimensions of the socio-environmental context.

SRC fosters scholarship in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals. We actively work to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination. Ideal candidates will engender a climate that values diversity in all of its forms by contributing to the diversity and excellence of our current faculty through their research, teaching, mentorship, and service. The Center is committed to mentoring early career faculty to succeed in its multidisciplinary and highly entrepreneurial environment.

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. The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent, externally-funded research program. Applicants must have a doctoral degree.

Required Qualifications

  • A PhD in the social or behavioral science fields, including public health, epidemiology, gerontology, health services research, population health or related field, and at least 1-2 years of postdoctoral experience;
  • Strong record of scholarship as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications;
  • Experience securing externally funded research (e.g. pilot projects, small grants [NIH R03/R21], career development awards [NIH K99/R00, K01]);
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; and
  • A demonstrated commitment to activities in support of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Additional Information

The position is a 12-month appointment located in Ann Arbor, MI. Salary is highly competitive.

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.

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.

ISR is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching research or service toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Women and those from groups who are underrepresented in the sciences are particularly encouraged to apply. The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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