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A complete application should include:

  1. Statement of current and future research plans
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names of three (3) references (please include complete contact information for each reference)


Please upload these documents in a single PDF file.  Anyone with questions about submitting their application online should contact Stacy Babcock (


The Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health invites applications for a Research Track Faculty position in the area of social epidemiology. Appointment as a Research Investigator, Assistant Research Scientist, or Research Assistant Professor will be made commensurate with experience. The new faculty member will join an active and productive research team, led by Dr. Nancy Fleischer, focused on policy and social determinants of health and health equity, with applications in tobacco control, COVID-19 recovery, and structural racism and health. They will play a lead role in directing research projects using primary data collection and/or analysis of secondary data. Successful applicants should have a Ph.D. level training and research background in epidemiology, sociology, policy, or a related field, experience in analyzing data with nested data structures that utilize complex survey designs, and excellent writing skills. The candidate must be prepared to take on a leadership role on the team, including mentoring and managing students and staff. The position offers ample opportunities for publication, interdisciplinary collaboration, grant writing, interactions with students and postdoctoral fellows, and career development. Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Nancy Fleischer (


Our Department of Epidemiology is home to more than 40 highly interdisciplinary, internationally recognized faculty members whose research encompasses a broad range of epidemiologic disciplines. The Department has large and highly successful training programs at both the masters and doctoral level.

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Research Assistant Professor/Assistant Research Scientist/Research Investigator.  The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon the candidate's qualfications.

Additional Information

Michigan Public Health is seeking a dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

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 are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

Decision Making Process

Review of applications will begin May 10, 2021, and continue until suitable candidates are identified. The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities and women are particularly encouraged to apply. This search will be conducted in a manner consistent with the University of Michigan’s newly released campus-wide Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Planning Initiative. For more information, see The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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