University of Michigan

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Population Studies Center

Institute for Social Research

The Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan-Institute for Social Research expects to have two openings for full-time Postdoctoral Fellowships beginning on or about September 1, 2023. Both fellowship positions will be sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 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, and offers include benefits. Fellowship offers are typically made in mid-February.

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.

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. Applicants to the NIA-sponsored fellowship should describe their background in aging research, if any. Aging background is not required, but to be considered for NIA fellowship you must propose an aging-related research project that you will work on during fellowship that focuses on the health of the elderly or near-elderly population.

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 NIA, and the NIH priorities for Health Economics Research. More information about NIH research priorities can be viewed at the URLs below:

For these NIH supported fellowships, we are interested in reviewing applications from US Citizens and permanent residents who are training grant-eligible and applicants who come from underrepresented backgrounds including African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders, persons with a disability, or individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. For further information please see NIH Notice Number: NOT-OD-20-031, "Notice of NIH's Interest in Diversity". NIH’s ability to help ensure that the nation remains a global leader in scientific discovery and innovation is dependent upon a pool of highly talented scientists from diverse backgrounds who will help to further NIH's mission.

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The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Last updated: 2022-10-23