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Job Summary

The University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy invites applications from social scientists with a PhD in political science, government, public policy or other closely-related disciplines for one or more tenured positions at the associate or full professor rank. The Ford School is committed to attracting and retaining a distinguished and diverse faculty. Areas of specialization and methodological approaches are open, with a particular interest in candidates whose scholarship addresses questions relating to poverty and inequality, politics in diverse societies, concentration of power and wealth, and science and technology policy. Focus may be domestic/US or comparative. Successful candidates must demonstrate a record of outstanding research impact; ability and willingness to teach core and elective courses in undergraduate, master and PhD degree programs in public policy; dedication to public engagement; and a keen interest in interacting with students, faculty, staff, and policy practitioners in an interdisciplinary professional school environment.  Candidates should combine relevant substantive expertise with strong interests in public policy.

This is an ongoing search. First consideration will be given to applications received by December 31, 2017, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. The following application materials should be sent in PDF format to fspp-facultysearch@umich.edu - a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and teaching evaluations. In addition, candidates should include a brief statement describing how their work would contribute to the Ford School’s and University of Michigan’s strategic commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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