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Postdoctoral Training Program

2018 NIA Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan expects to have an opening for a postdoctoral fellow, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). This position will start on or about September 1, 2018. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, public health, or one of the social sciences (e.g., sociology, economics, psychology) by the starting date.

Applicants for the NIA position do not need to have a background in aging research (although it is desirable), however they must propose an aging-related research project which focuses on the health of the elderly or near-elderly population as part of their application.

Selection will be based on scholarly potential and compatibility with the interests of a faculty mentor. When considering applicants we will take into consideration current NIH guidelines with respect to the scope of the research the Institute supports. The NIH guidelines can be viewed here:

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-16-025.html

Fellows devote most of their time to independent research, but may also take selected courses and/or teach on a light-load basis. Positions offer exceptional opportunity for collaboration with staff of the Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center on major projects in the U.S. and overseas.

Term of appointment will be for two years, contingent on continued funding. Stipend will be commensurate with experience, based on levels mandated by NIH. Fellowships sponsored by NIA are funded by the Federal government and are therefore restricted to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. Applicants must be Citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States at the time of application.

Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled, with full consideration being given to those applications that are complete as of January 8, 2018.

The following application materials are required:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae (which must include citizenship status on the first page)
  • 1-2 page statement of research interests detailing your planned research while at PSC
  • Examples of written work
  • Also, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly from the author to the email address below by January 8, 2018.

All application materials should be sent to: PSCPostdoctoralRecruitment@umich.edu

Applications are not considered complete until recommendation letters are received. All documents should be in PDF format and contain the applicant's last name in the file name.

The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit diverse postdoctoral fellows 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. The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Postdoctoral scholars are an important part of the intellectual life of the Population Studies Center. Postdocs devote most of their time to research, both independently and in collaboration with researchers in the Population Studies Center, the Institute for Social Research and the campus community. In addition to research, postdocs have the option of attending advanced courses in demographic theory and methods, or other substantive areas related to their work. They are also encouraged to prepare at least one research proposal for outside funding during their appointment period.

The Center currently has postdoctoral programs supported by funds from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA). In all, there are typically five to seven postdoctoral scholars in residence at PSC. The NICHD postdoctoral program supports researchers working on any type of demographic research. The NIA postdoctoral program is focused on but not limited to research on the demography and economics of aging. Fellowships sponsored by NICHD and NIA are funded by the Federal government and are therefore restricted to U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents.