University of Michigan

Erb Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

Erb Institute

The Erb Institute is accepting applications through January 15, 2022 from talented early-career scholars who, in addition to conducting high-quality and impactful research, will also participate in seeking external funding related to their research, write jointly-authored and peer-reviewed articles, and contribute content for a broad array of audiences under the Erb Institute’s research and engagement banners.

Researchers at the Erb Institute are global in their approach, think in terms of systems, and adopt a broad view of sustainability, which includes the social, environmental and economic impacts of business. We seek scholars whose research and academic interests sit at the nexus of sustainability and business / markets.

Applicants must be at the beginning of their academic careers, having received their Ph.D. or comparable degree between September 1, 2020, and August 31, 2022. Individuals holding current academic positions at a rank above postdoctoral fellow are not eligible to apply. Fellowships are open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens providing they are eligible for an academic visa in the United States. Fellows are appointed for two years in the Erb Institute and are expected to be in residence during the academic years of the fellowship, participate in the intellectual life of the institute, and devote the bulk of their time to their research. In addition, Erb Institute Postdocs are expected to contribute to the success of the Institute; this may take the form of teaching, speaking engagements, translational research publications, or other communications support. Decisions regarding individual contributions will consider what is most beneficial to the post doctoral fellow and the Institute, and will be made in collaboration with the Institute Faculty Director and Managing Director. Additional details about the expectations and responsibilities of postdoctoral fellows in the Erb Institute may be found at:

Erb Postdoctoral Fellows contribute to our positive and inclusive work community by building trusting partnerships between the institute’s two schools and across the University of Michigan. Our postdocs approach this work with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in mind; treat others with respect, dignity, and in a manner where individuals feel they belong; listen; value feedback; and learn from the perspectives of others.

The stipend will be $65,000 per year based on an academic calendar year, September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023, with the second-year extension contingent on successful performance during the first year. A modest discretionary research fund will also be provided each year. Fellows are eligible for University employee benefits programs including health and life insurance options.

Information on the position and how to apply is available at:

Questions about the Erb Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellowship opportunity should be directed to:

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Last updated: 2022-01-16