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Applicants should send samples of scholarly work, their vita, and three letters of reference to apply. The deadline for application is January 31, 2018. Application materials should be submitted through the following website:


Questions should be directed to Shelly Whitmer at


Job Summary

The Department of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan is looking to fill a post-doctoral position for the academic years of 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.

This position provides emerging scholars with an excellent opportunity to develop and extend their research programs post PhD.  The many resources that post-docs can take advantage of at Michigan include: research collaborations, mentorship, two departmental and one university-wide speaker series, and excellent doctoral students. Additional resources include several closely -related centers, the Center for Positive Organizations, the Sanger Leadership Center and the Center for Social Responsibility. Scholarly and curricular activities related to these centers provide possibilities for corporate contacts, collaboration, intellectual stimulation, and possible data collection.

The department is intellectually open and long acclaimed for its research and scholarly contributions. Further, as a university, Michigan is known for its interdisciplinarity and low barriers between departments and centers. The MO department has explicit ties to our Psychology and Sociology departments and to the Organizational Studies Program, ties that yield faculty collaborators, student research assistants, and intellectual stimulation. The University also has strong depth in methods training, allowing the postdoc to deepen methodological rigor during their two-year appointment. More information about Michigan can be found at


Responsibilities over the course of the two-year appointment include being part of the scholarly community at Ross, mentoring and working with doctoral students, conducting high-quality research, and teaching in the first year. (There would be no teaching in the second year.)

Required Qualifications*

We welcome Ph.D. graduates of Management & Organizations departments as well as those completing Ph.D. degrees in Psychology, Sociology, or related disciplines who perhaps are considering careers in business schools.  Further, Michigan strongly values diversity and all applicants are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information

The Recruiting Committee is chaired by Professor Sue Ashford.

Please contact Shelly Whitmer with any questions at

More information about Michigan can be found at

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

The deadline for application is January 31, 2018.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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