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Why Work at Michigan?

Being part of something greater, of serving a larger mission of discovery and care — that's the heart of what drives people to work at Michigan. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. It's adding a purpose to your profession. Work at Michigan and become a victor for the greater good.

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A Great College to Work For

A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.

The Chronicle of Higher Education consistently places U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work-life balance.

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Workplace Culture

Safe and Supported

The University of Michigan is committed to establishing, supporting and maintaining a culture where all members of the U-M community feel safe and supported.

Our Values

Values guide our choices and actions. From how we hire and promote, make decisions, educate, conduct research, provide care, and treat one another. We strive to ensure the following values reflect who we are and what we stand for.

  1. Integrity - We act with honesty and take responsibility for our actions.

  2. Respect - We act in a way that acknowledges the humanity and contributions of each individual.

  3. Inclusion- We create an environment where all can participate, are invited to contribute, and have a sense of belonging.

  4. Equity - We create conditions that provide everyone an opportunity to thrive.

  5. Diversity - We welcome, acknowledge and appreciate our similarities and differences.

  6. Innovation - We promote creativity and curiosity to tackle challenges and inspire new ideas.


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  1. Our commitment to campus culture 

  2. Our commitment to faculty and staff well-being

  3. Our commitment to employee engagement

Living in southeast Michigan

There's something special about living in southeast Michigan. Be it the distinct texture of living in diverse, culturally-rich communities, the innovative primary and secondary schools, or the tangible feeling of a region reinventing itself, southeast Michigan is an exceptional place to call home. A strong collaborative research initiative among higher education institutions, a burgeoning film industry, and a state that is committed to growth — these reasons and more give southeast Michigan a vibrant energy.

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