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Job Summary

The Survey Research Center (SRC) within the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan has an open rank (tenured or tenure-track) position in social and environmental context. We are particularly 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, for example, environmental justice and environmental health, built and physical environments, racial residential, educational, or occupational segregation, cultural and institutional racism, and their intersections.  We are especially interested in scholars using novel data sources, and innovative methods, to capture new dimensions of the socio-environmental context.

This scholar/scientist would join the Social Environment and Health Program at SRC, whose work examines social inequalities in health, including the role of cultural and institutional racism, toxic and built environments, and the molecular pathways linking neighborhoods to health inequalities.

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 (please see our website: The successful applicant will collaborate with an existing team of social scientists and social epidemiologists in the Social Environment and Health Program. Joint appointment with another department, institute, or school may be possible if desired.

The successful candidate is expected to establish an independent research program. Salary is highly competitive.  Applicants must have a doctoral degree.

Additional Information

Applicants should submit a letter describing their scholarly and research activities (including funded research) and their interests in SRC.  Please include a CV, names of (but not letters from) three references, and one or two recent publications. 

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. In your application, please describe your experiences with diversity in your research, teaching or service, and your potential to support SRC’s commitment to diversity.

Please send applications, nominations, and inquiries electronically to  Reference position #149934.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.  Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. 

The Institute for Social Research 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.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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