University of Michigan

Population Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships

Population Studies Center

The Population Studies Center (PSC) at the University of Michigan - Institute for Social Research expects to have two openings for Postdoctoral Fellowships beginning on or about September 1, 2022. One fellowship will be sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and one will be sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Fellows devote most of their time to independent research. Positions offer exceptional opportunity for collaboration at the Institute for Social Research on major projects in the U.S. and overseas. The term of fellowship appointment will be for two years, contingent on continued funding. Stipend will be commensurate with experience, based on levels mandated by NIH.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, public health, public policy, or one of the social sciences (e.g., sociology, economics, psychology) by the starting date. Please find all position and application details at

Selection will be based on scholarly potential and compatibility with the interests of a faculty mentor. When considering applicants we will take into consideration current NIH guidelines with respect to the scope of population studies research supported by NICHD and NIA, and the NIH priorities for Health Economics Research.

The application window is November 1, 2021 – January 2, 2022. Screening of applications will continue until the positions are filled, with full consideration being given to those applications that are complete as of midnight on January 2, 2022.

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The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit diverse postdoctoral fellows as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Last updated: 2022-01-15