Participating University of Michigan Units

Medical School

Medical School

Established in 1850, the University of Michigan Medical School (UMMS) comprises 20 clinical and 9 basic science departments, as well as 39 interdisciplinary research centers and institutes that span the research spectrum, including the Rogel Cancer Center, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, the Michigan Neuroscience Institute, the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC), and the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI). UMMS consistently maintains national prominence for its teaching, service and research missions. Each year, almost 70 percent of the University’s total NIH funding—and nearly half of all sponsored activity—is awarded to the Medical School; FY20 totaled $662 million in extramural funding. Integrated with Michigan Medicine, UMMS has been a leader in the translation of laboratory discoveries to improvements in patient care. The School was ranked 15th among the nation’s best research oriented medical schools in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report and places 11th among medical schools for total NIH funding. The Medical School features its own robust Office of Research to support the largest research enterprise on campus and provide services and oversight specific to biomedical, clinical and translational researchers. Units within the UMMS Office of Research include the Clinical Trials Support Office, the Data Office for Clinical & Translational Research, the Med-IRB Office, Grant Services & Analysis, Fast Forward Medical Innovation (for commercialization and start-up support), the Central Biore

Hiring Units – Continuous Review of Applications until  March 1, 2024

  • Anesthesiology 
  • Biological Chemistry 
  • Biomedical Engineering 
  • Cardiac Surgery 
  • Cell and Developmental Biology  
  • Computational Medicine &  Bioinformatics 
  • Dermatology 
  • Emergency Medicine 
  • Family Medicine 
  • Human Genetics 
  • Internal Medicine 
  • Learning Health Sciences 
  • Microbiology & Immunology 
  • Molecular and Integrative Physiology
  • Neurology 
  • Neurosurgery 
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology 
  • Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences 
  • Orthopedic Surgery 
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 
  • Pathology 
  • Pediatrics  
  • Pharmacology 
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 
  • Psychiatry 
  • Radiation Oncology 
  • Radiology 
  • Surgery 
  • Urology
College of Engineering

College of Engineering

The U-M College of Engineering (COE) aspires to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. With $267 million in research expenditures (FY20), Michigan Engineering provides scientific and technological leadership internationally and seeks to improve the quality of life for all by fostering intellectually curious and socially conscious students, who will develop creative solutions to society’s most complex problems. The 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranked COE 4th and 6th for graduate and undergraduate programs, respectively. More than 400 tenure track faculty and 100 research faculty serve more than 10,000 students across 12 departments. Michigan engineers develop technologies to improve the sustainability of energy and water supplies, help doctors save more lives, continue the rapid progress of computing and more. COE’s largest grants include research for defense and national security, hurricane prediction, advanced materials and the future of computing. Centers and institutes within COE bring multidisciplinary faculty together around topics such as plasma research, patient safety, microsensors, manufacturing and robotics. Many COE faculty are leaders in their fields; strengths include robotics and autonomy, energy and sustainability, precision medicine, manufacturing, computing and space exploration

Hiring Units: For full consideration please submit by the respective deadlines listed below

  • Aerospace Engineering –  Application Deadline is December 15, 2023
  • Biomedical Engineering – Application Deadline is January 15, 2024
  • Chemical Engineering – Application Deadline is December 1, 2023
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering  – Two open positions, Application Deadlines are November 17, 2023 and December 1, 2023, respectively
  • Climate and Space Sciences Engineering –  Application Deadline is November 1, 2023
  • Computer Science & Engineering – Application Deadline is open-ended
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering – Application Deadline is November 30, 2023
  • Industrial & Operations Engineering Application Deadline is October 9, 2029
  • Materials Science & Engineering – Application Deadline is November 15, 2023
  • Mechanical Engineering –  Application Deadline is November 1, 2023
  • Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering  – Application Deadline is January 8, 2024
  • Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences – Application Deadline is November 17, 2023
  • Robotics – Application Deadline is December 1, 2023
College of Literature, Science and the Arts

College of Literature, Science and the Arts

The largest of U-M’s 19 schools and colleges, the College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA) offers more than 100 degree programs across 75 departments and programs; 45 programs are ranked in the top ten. LSA is the administrative home of more than three dozen centers and institutes, including the Center for Social Solutions, the Center for RNA Medicine, the Center for the Study of Complex Systems, and the National Center for Institutional Diversity (see below). With more than $200 million in research expenditures, LSA provides its researchers with world-class facilities for its diverse research portfolio, including the newly opened Biological Sciences Building, which was specifically designed to promote collaborative research with its open lab design and faculty research theme clustering. With more than 312,000 square feet, this $261 million state of-the-art building houses 84 labs that bring together the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, as well as the UM Museums of Natural History, Paleontology and Zoology. LSA faculty in the natural and social sciences also have access to astronomy facilities, psychology labs, dozens of core facilities to support biomedical research (including DNA sequencing, genomics and imaging), and the Biological Research Station in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  

Hiring Units – Application Deadline was November 6, 2023 at 11:59pm ET. These LSA units are no longer accepting applications for the 2023-24 cycle.

  • Biophysics
  • Chemistry
  • Complex Systems 
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Math
  • Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
School of Public Health - Not currently accepting applications

School of Public Health

Established in 1941, the School of Public Health (SPH) is ranked fifth among the nation’s public health schools in U.S. News & World Report; which also rates SPH’s Department of Health Management & Policy No. 3 in the nation; the National Academies ranks its Biostatistics Department No. 1. With $89.8 million in research expenditures in FY20, the school employs more than 200 faculty and 300 administrative and research staff. Its six departments include Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Behavior & Health Education, Health Management & Policy, and Nutritional Sciences. Each department has an active graduate program leading to MPH, MHSA, MS, and PhD degrees, with over 1200 active students across the school. SPH houses 34 research centers; their focuses include epidemiology of infectious diseases, childhood obesity, healthcare costs and access, health disparities, youth violence prevention, and health communications.

Hiring Units: Applications will open in Summer 2024

  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Health Management & Policy
  • Nutritional Sciences
School of Kinesiology

School of Kinesiology

The U-M School of Kinesiology ranks as the No. 1 Kinesiology Doctoral Program in the U.S. (National Academy of Kinesiology) and is currently the fourth largest school at the University. As the understanding of the importance of physical activity and sport to the health of society increases, the field of kinesiology has become one of the fastest-growing areas of study in the country. The School strives to be an international leader in education and research related to physical activity, health and wellness, and sport management. Its academic programs are training graduates who are in high demand in a wide variety of fields, and its world-class faculty are leading cutting-edge research (FY20 research expenditures of $9.2 million) and developing innovative solutions that are improving lives around the world. For more than three decades, the School has offered programs for Southeastern Michiganders at all stages of life and is proud to serve the community through educational and motivational programs that inspire healthy and active lifestyles. From how movement and function impacts individual health to how physical activity and sport can benefit communities, research at the School of Kinesiology is addressing a wide range of complex issues that affect people across the lifespan. 

Hiring Units: The unit is no longer accepting applications. The application portal will re-open in Summer 2024.

  • Applied Exercise Science
  • Athletic Training 
  • Movement Science

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School of Dentistry

School of Dentistry

Established in 1875, the School of Dentistry consistently ranks among the top 5 of the nation’s Dental Schools in NIH funding. In FY20, the School’s research expenditures reached $24 million. Dentistry boasts a robust faculty roster working in four research domains: Craniofacial, Skeletal Biology and Disease; Cancer Biology and Therapeutics; Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, and Clinical Population and Educational Research. The School offers 15 programs of study, including the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) and 8 recognized specialty programs, as well as a Masters and PhD program in Oral Health Sciences. Dentistry is home to a long-running NIH T32 training grant in Oral Health Sciences, as well as an NIH U24- funded Regenerative Medicine Resource Center. This center is one of two national resource centers established through the Dental Oral Craniofacial Tissue Regeneration Consortium (DOCTRC). The center’s focus is to accelerate the clinical translation of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine-based therapies in the dental, oral and craniofacial space. The School also features three in-house cores that provide analytical and research support for faculty campus-wide: a histology core, a MicroCT core and a molecular biology core. 

Hiring Units – Application Deadline is August 31, 2024

  • All programs eligible
School of Nursing

School of Nursing

Honed over 130 years, UM’s School of Nursing is ranked No. 9 overall for Nursing graduate programs, with five specific programs ranked in the top ten (2020 U.S. News & World Report). With over $11 million in research expenditures, the School’s faculty are at the forefront of high-impact scientific discoveries and engaged in research locally and around the world. Nursing houses seven interdisciplinary centers and institutes, including the Center for Sexual and Health Disparities; Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health (DASH); and Center for Complexity and Self-Management of Chronic Disease. Transdisciplinary research, education and clinical practice are integral to School’s mission; focus areas include acute and chronic symptom science (e.g., diabetes, pain management, cancer fatigue, childbearing recovery), big data (e.g., visualization, analytics, informatics) and health system and care effectiveness research. 

Hiring Units – Application Deadline is August 31, 2024

  • All programs eligible

Review current openings: 

The University of Michigan, School of Nursing (UMSN), is soliciting applications from highly productive educators and scholars who will blend their demonstrated teaching, research/scholarship, and service experience in the Undergraduate and/or Graduate programs.   These full-time, 9-month university-year opportunities will be filled on an as-needed basis utilizing this posting while establishing an ongoing applicant pool. The number of available openings will vary and qualified candidates will be contacted by the search committee and with continued interest will be contacted should a vacancy arise.  The School of Nursing seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan that extends worldwide, to fulfill the School’s strategic plan, and to sustain the excellence of the School of Nursing. To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit:

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College of Pharmacy

College of Pharmacy

The U-M College of Pharmacy was established in 1876 as the first pharmacy school at a U.S. state university and one of the first in the nation. Today, the top-five-ranked College is a hub of intersecting basic, clinical, and social science disciplines; leading research centers and scientific institutes; and a research-intensive health system that is consistently ranked among the best in the nation. With $17 million in research expenditures, the College houses the Biochemical Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Core, Clinical Pharmacogenomics Laboratory, Pharmacokinetic and Mass Spectrometry Core, and Vahlteich Medicinal Chemistry Core. The College also is integral to Michigan Drug Discovery, a university-wide collaboration to find, fund and mentor drug discovery projects that originate from U-M faculty research.

Hiring Units: Application Deadline is August 31, 2024

  • Clinical Pharmacy – For information, please contact Dr. Dan Hertz,
School of Social Work - Not currently accepting applications

School of Social Work

Celebrating its 100th birthday in 2021, the U-M School of Social Work ranks No. 1 among MSW programs in the nation (U.S. News & World Report). Drawing on an interdisciplinary faculty within a public university seated in a region of enormous need and promise, the School is dedicated to education, research and service that fosters progressive change at local, national and global levels. Social Work’s growing research portfolio features 13 active research groups; these include U-M’s Poverty Solutions initiative, the Center for Equitable Family and Community Well-Being, the REACH Detroit Partnership (a community-driven approach to diabetes prevention), and the Vivian A. and James L. Curtis School of Social Work Center for Health Equity Research and Training.

Hiring Units:

  • Not currently accepting applications
Life Sciences Institute

Life Sciences Institute

Established by the U-M Board of Regents in 1999, the Life Sciences Institute (LSI) is a hub for world-class faculty members with broad and diverse expertise ranging from cell biology to medicine to chemistry to structural biology. With strong connections to the broader life sciences community across U-M, LSI provides faculty a research home purposefully designed to foster creative risk-taking, interdisciplinary collaboration and professional growth. LSI faculty members hold joint appointments both at the Institute, where their labs are located, and within departments at the Medical School, Dentistry, Pharmacy and LSA. Even though discovery science is our primary focus, many of our researchers also work to help translate their biological insights into new medicines and treatments—in areas including cancer, neurological disorders, obesity and metabolic disease, and viral and bacterial infections. LSI is housed in a 230,000-sq-ft building outfitted with open, interconnected laboratories to allow for maximum cross-pollination of ideas. The facility is home to an advanced high-throughput screening facility, as well as a comprehensive cloning and macromolecular X-ray crystallography center; both are open to investigators across campus and beyond. The LSI also houses a first-rate cryo-electron microscopy laboratory.  


Hiring Units – Application Deadline is October 30, 2023

  • All programs eligible

Review Current Openings:

The Life Sciences Institute (LSI) at the University of Michigan invites applications for an open rank faculty position in any research area. Research areas of particular interest include chemical biology/biocatalysis, cancer biology, natural product sciences, structure-based drug design, and correlative light and electron microscopy/cryo-electron tomography (CLEM/Cryo-ET). Individuals from groups historically under-represented in the sciences are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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Institute for Social Research - Not currently accepting applications

Institute for Social Research

U-M’s Institute for Social Research (ISR) is the world’s largest academic social science survey and research organization, a leader in developing and applying new social science methods, and committed to educating the next generation of social scientists. Founded in 1945 as a single center, ISR has grown to five centers, each contributing to gaining knowledge about human behavior, social interaction and data collection of interest to the general public, decision-makers in government and private sector, and scholars around the world. ISR’s centers are separate, but interdependent; they include: the Survey Research Center (SRC); Population Studies Center (PSC); Research Center for Group Dynamics; Center for Political Studies, and Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).

Hiring Units – Not currently accepting applications

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