Apply Now Clicking "Apply Now" opens the link in a new window.

How to Apply

The confidential review of applicants will occur as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

A cover letter and current curriculum vitae must be uploaded online via the U-M Careers website for this Job ID 155799.

In addition to applying online, applicants are requested to send the following to the Office of Human Resources c/o Dr. Christopher Friese, Director of the Center for Improving Patient and Population Health, at the University of Michigan, School of Nursing, 400 N. Ingalls, Suite 1349, Ann Arbor, MI  48109-5482 (hard copy materials) or to (electronic materials):

  • Evidence of research experience and performance, including:
    • A list of any external research support with complete details of budget and sponsorship, and a statement of your role in each project;
    • A research statement that describes the impact(s) of your research/scholarly work as the first paragraph of the statement; and
    • A summary of your independent research activity and potential connections with ongoing research interests of School of Nursing faculty members.
  • Service statement 
  • Copy of your doctoral degree and any certifications (if applicable)
  • A list of a minimum of three (3) professional references with relevant contact information.
  • Three (3) letters of professional recommendation sent directly from those providing the reference to Letters should come from individuals who have supervised or collaborated actively with the applicant.
  • Copies of three (3) to five (5) publications of your best work (usually peer-reviewed). First authored papers are preferred. If not first authored, applicants should state their specific contributions to the submitted papers.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Christopher R. Friese, PhD, at

Mission Statement

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.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.


The University of Michigan, School of Nursing is seeking a highly qualified Research Assistant Professor for a full time position with our newly formed Center for Improving Patient and Population Health (CIPPH). Applicants should have formal training and experience-conducting studies that employ mixed methods research methodologies (i.e., integrated qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis). 

CIPPH was established in 2017 in the School of Nursing to accelerate high-impact scholarship among interdisciplinary faculty in the focal areas of patients with cancer, patients with complex care needs, healthcare delivery science, and vulnerable populations. The research portfolio of CIPPH investigators currently includes multi-site survey research, behavioral interventions, implementation studies, and applications of simulation methods for health professional education. More information about the Center may be found here:

We envision a qualitative/mixed methods scientist to join our team to build a program of research and support existing and emerging research in the field. Priorities include a team member who can contribute substantively to competitive grant applications, assistance in the design of mixed methods studies, analysis and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data, and publication of scientific papers. Experience conducting research in the health care sector is strongly preferred.  

The position is anticipated to be filled during the 2018-2019 academic year. Applicants will be considered for the rank listed above, depending on experience and research productivity. The School of Nursing values diversity highly. All people, including those who belong to groups underrepresented in nursing, are encouraged to apply.

The University of Michigan is a world-class research institution. The School of Nursing offers a range of accredited educational programs and is consistently ranked among the top nursing schools in the country. For more information about the U-M School of Nursing please, see: and/or to learn more about our diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic plan, visit: The selected candidate must the Ability to promote the School of Nursing’s Declaration of Values to Empower each other to interrupt or disrupt disrespect; Practice communication that is beneficial, kind and true; Inspire and be inspired by our members’ worth, significance and integrity; Cultivate respect for ourselves and others routinely, publicly and privately.

Required Qualifications*

  • A research doctorate (PhD) in the social sciences, nursing, or a related field is required.
  • For nursing PhD's, a current MI nursing license is required or eligible for a nusing license in the state of Michigan.
  • Demonstrated research productivity; the ability to conduct independent research with the promise of developing into an independent scholar.
  • High-quality peer-reviewed publications.
  • Potential evidence of extramural funding.
  • Must be proficient in survey design and analysis.
  • Must be proficient in conducting and analyzing data from interviews, observations, focus groups, and similar approaches.
  • Must be proficient in designing, conducting, and disseminating results from mixed methods research studies
  • Candidate must have excellent communication skills, with the ability to receive and convey information clearly and concisely for various mediums. You will be expected to have solid interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and a drive to excel are expected.
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects is required.
  • An admirable record of academic, professional and community service.
  • A reputation among colleagues for outstanding achievements and recognized contributions in their field of expertise.
  • Prior to start date must be in compliance with all health requirements including standard precautions such as Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, orientations, licenses/certifications, policies and procedures both internal and external to the University for your assigned classroom(s) and/or clinical site(s).

Additional Information

The School will support this position fully for the initial two (2) years, with a decreasing share thereafter and the expectation that the individual selected will secure sponsored funds to maintain full-time employment. The individual is expected to submit grants as Principal Investigator, or Co-Investigator with other faculty members.

Furthermore, applicants with the strong potential for or documented evidence of extramural funding, potential for development into an independent scholar, and potential for non-didactic teaching/mentoring of fellows, and junior research colleagues or students are strongly preferred.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, Affirmative Action Employer.

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

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.