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This is an ongoing search. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2019, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.  The following application materials are required: a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; a statement of research and policy interests; a statement of teaching experience and 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 (  

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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 political science, government, public policy or other closely-related disciplines for one or more tenured positions in American politics at the rank of associate or full professor. The Ford School is committed to attracting and retaining a distinguished and diverse faculty.  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; effective public and policy 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.

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor /Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidate's qualifications.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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