2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship

Position Description:

The Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan-Institute for Social Research expects to have up to three openings for Postdoctoral Fellowships beginning on or about September 1, 2020. Two fellowship openings will be sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), and up to one fellowship will be sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). NIA and NICHD are divisions of the U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH). As such, only U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents are eligible for these fellowships, and applicants must be Citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States at the time of application.

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 faculty of the Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research 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. Fellowship offers are typically made in mid/late February.


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.

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 NIA, NICHD and the NIH priorities for Health Economics Research. More information about each agency and Health Economics Research priorities can be viewed at the URLs below:


Application Instructions:

Applications are accepted through Interfolio. The application window is November 1, 2019 - January 6, 2020. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled, with full consideration being given to those applications that are complete as of January 6, 2020.

The following application materials are required:


Questions may be emailed to: pscpostdoctoralrecruitment@umich.edu

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.

The University of Michigan is considered one of the foremost research universities in the United States, and is ranked the #1 Public Research University in the U.S by the National Science Foundation. Our academic programs rank in the top 5 public universities nationally. The University of Michigan has conducted the largest volume of research of any public university in the United States for eight consecutive years. In FY18, the volume of research at the University of Michigan totaled $1.55 billion. The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving, and applying knowledge, art and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

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