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Aging-Related Research

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Position Description:
This position is for a postdoctoral fellowship, sponsored by National Institute on Aging (NIA). The position will start on or about September 1, 2018. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, public health, or one of the social sciences (e.g., sociology, economics, psychology) by the starting date.
Applicants for the NIA position do not need to have a background in aging research (although it is desirable), however they must propose an aging-related research project which focuses on the health of the elderly or near-elderly population as part of their application.
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 the research the Institute supports.
Fellows devote most of their time to independent research, but may also take selected courses and/or teach on a light-load basis. Positions offer exceptional opportunity for collaboration with staff of the Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center on major projects in the U.S. and overseas.
Term of appointment will be for two years, contingent on continued funding. Stipend will be commensurate with experience, based on levels mandated by NIH. Fellowships sponsored by NIA are funded by the Federal government and are therefore restricted to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. Applicants must be Citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States at the time of application.

To Apply:
The following application materials are required:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae (which must include citizenship status on the first page)
  • 1-2 page statement of research interests detailing your planned research while at PSC
  • Examples of written work
  • Also, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly from the author to the email address below by January 8, 2018.

All application materials should be sent to:
All documents should be in PDF format and contain the applicant's last name in the file name.

Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled, with full consideration being given to those applications that are complete as of January 8, 2018. Applications are not considered complete until recommendation letters are received.

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.