JOE - August 2012

University of Michigan
Population Studies Center
Research Professor
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Research Professor
Section: 1 -- US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Ann Arbor, MI, USA
JEL Classification: Y9 -- Other
Deadline Date: 09/30/2012

JOE ID Number: 201208_397198

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The Survey Research Center (SRC) and Population Studies Center (PSC) within the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan seeks candidates in the Research Professor ranks for a senior social scientist with a research specialization in international family demography. This position is open to all areas of research on the family, but includes a high priority on non-Western countries in general and the South Asia region in particular. A strong record of research on the influence of social networks, family relationships, and contextual effects on reproductive health, fertility-related behavior, and childrens health is particularly desirable. The appointment would be at the Research Associate Professor or Research Professor level with ISR tenure, depending on experience and qualifications.

The Survey Research and Population Studies centers are home to several research projects related to international studies and family demography. Collaboration with one of the various on-going research projects is possible, and a track record of an independent program of externally-funded research is highly desirable. Candidates will be evaluated on scholarly achievement, as well as on teaching, mentorship, and success at obtaining research funding.

Disciplinary background could be in psychology, sociology, social psychology, epidemiology, economics, public health, policy, or medicine. The position requires knowledge of survey methods, quantitative data analysis techniques, and substantive knowledge of the family demography literature and field. Excellent written communication skills are necessary, as well as an ability to work collaboratively and constructively as a member of a research team. Joint appointment with another department, institute, or school may be possible if desired. Salary is highly competitive.

Required Qualifications*
Applicants must have a doctoral degree. Applicants should submit a letter describing their scholarly activities, funded research programs and plans, and interests within SRC/PSC. Please include a CV, names of (but not letters from) references, and one or two recent publications.

The Survey Research and Population Studies centers at the University of Michigan are unique, world-renowned social science research centers that conduct investigator initiated, survey-based research on theoretical and applied problems of both social and scientific importance (please see our website: and

Application Instructions:

Please send applications, nominations and inquiries electronically to or by mail to Population Studies Search Committee, 1006 ISR, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248. Please reference this position number in your correspondence. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Information on the Dual Career Program is available at

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Population Studies Search Committee
1006 Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI United States of America 48106-1248

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