Employment Opportunities

Job Opportunities

The Ford School is one of the nation's most respected policy schools. We lead research that illuminates public policy challenges and opportunities. We prepare future policy leaders and analysts for dynamic careers in the public and private sectors. We work with policymakers to inform and improve local, state, national, and international policies. We foster dialogue and understanding about the most pressing policy challenges of today.

The Ford School has earned a reputation for academic rigor and excellence; a strong and growing commitment to diversity; and a collegial, welcoming, and stimulating interdisciplinary community. We are housed in Joan and Sanford Weill Hall, a celebrated facility in the heart of the University of Michigan's central campus in Ann Arbor. To learn more about the Ford School's mission and activities—including our bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and certificate programs—please visit www.fordschool.umich.edu/about.

To learn more about all staff and faculty jobs on all three campuses, please visit the University of Michigan's "Careers at the U" website at www.umjobs.org.

The University of Michigan is a Non-Discriminatory/Affirmative Action Employer with an Active Dual-Career Assistance Program. The Ford School of Public Policy is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.

Open Faculty Positions

Faculty position - Sociology and Public Policy

The University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy invites applications from sociologists for one or more tenure-track or tenured positions, especially assistant professor rank. We seek candidates who have demonstrated exceptional promise in research and teaching. Areas of specialization are open, with special opportunities for scholars of sustainability issues, and socioeconomic factors in the well-being of children and families. Scholars from all methodological traditions will be considered. Candidates should combine relevant substantive expertise with strong interests in public policy. Joint appointments or affiliations with the Department of Sociology and other units at the university are possible.

This is a university-year appointment and begins on September 1, 2015. Screening of applications will begin on September 15, 2014, but applications will be considered until all relevant positions are filled. Please email PDF files of your letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing samples, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to sociology@fordschool.umich.edu. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Posted August 26, 2014

Faculty position - Sustainability

The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy of the University of Michigan invites applications from outstanding candidates to fill a tenure-track position that focuses on the behaviors of individuals and institutions on issues of sustainability. Our preference is to hire at the assistant professor level, although we are open to more senior candidates with exceptional qualifications. A postdoctoral position is also possible. Applicants should demonstrate expertise in the role of public policy in advancing the goals of sustainability. Applications are welcome from a range of policy science disciplines, including psychology, sociology, political science, economics, and history, with particular interest in candidates who transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries.

This university-year appointment will begin on September 1, 2015. Initial consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2014, but applications will be considered until the position has been filled. The following application materials should be sent in PDF format to sustainability@fordschool.umich.edu: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing samples, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is an AA/EO employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.

Posted August 26, 2014

Open Staff Positions

At this time, The Ford School has no staff openings. As staff positions become available, they are posted on Careers at the U, the University of Michigan's career portal. A short job description will be posted here, as well.