2022 PSC Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan-Institute for Social Research expects to have two openings for Postdoctoral Fellowships beginning on or about September 1, 2022. One fellowship will be sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and one will be sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Fellows devote most of their time to independent research. Positions offer exceptional opportunity for collaboration at the Institute for Social Research on major projects in the U.S. and overseas. The term of fellowship appointment will be for two years, contingent on continued funding. Stipend will be commensurate with experience, based on levels mandated by NIH. Fellowship offers are typically made in mid-February.
NIA and NICHD are divisions of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). As such, only U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents are eligible for these federally funded postdoctoral fellowships. Applicants must be Citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States at the time of application.
All students, faculty and staff on the Ann Arbor (including Michigan Medicine), Dearborn and Flint campuses are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, public health, public policy, or one of the social sciences (e.g., sociology, economics, psychology) by the starting date.
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 population studies research supported by NICHD and NIA, and the NIH priorities for Health Economics Research. More information about NIH research priorities can be viewed at the URLs below:
Applications are accepted through Interfolio ID:82890. The application window is November 1, 2021 – January 2, 2022. Screening of applications will continue until the positions are filled, with full consideration being given to those applications that are complete as of midnight on January 2, 2022.
The following application materials are required:
- Letter of application
- Curriculum Vitae - which must include citizenship status on the first page. Only U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents are eligible for these federally funded postdoctoral fellowships. Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States at the time of application.
- Statement of research interests - A 1-2 page statement describing current research interests and activity, and a research plan for the postdoctoral fellowship period. Applicants to the NIA-sponsored fellowship should describe their background in aging research, if any. Aging background is not required, but to be considered for NIA fellowship you must propose an aging-related research project that focuses on the health of the elderly or near-elderly population. Aging-focused plan is not required for NICHD fellowships.
- Diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that describes your demonstrated knowledge about and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education and population science through research, teaching, and/or service/engagement. There may be some overlap with your research plan (1 page).
- Examples of written work (2 minimum/3 maximum)
- Letters of Recommendation - Three letters of recommendation, submitted directly from recommender. Please use the Interfolio tools to send requests to your recommenders, or upload letters already saved to Interfolio. Letters are due by midnight on January 2, 2022.
Applications are not considered complete until all recommendation letters are received.
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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.