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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 sociology, political science, economics, public policy, and/or closely related fields 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. We welcome a broad range of applicants but are particularly interested in those whose research relates to inequality, poverty and/or social policy, or science and technology policy. 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 1, 2018, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.  

Interested applicants with an educational focus in sociology, social psychology, social demography, social policy, public policy or closely related discipline may upload their application materials to:

Interested applicants with an educational focus in economics may upload their application materials to:

Interested applicants with an educational focus in political science, government, public policy or other closely related discipline may upload their applicatino materials to:

The following application materials are required: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching philosophy, and a statement describing how your work would contribute to the Ford School’s and University of Michigan’s strategic commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.  (

The University of Michigan is an AA/EO employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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