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
Children and Families in Poverty
The University of Michigan invites applications from well-qualified individuals whose research and teaching focus on children and families in poverty. There are three faculty openings: one at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, one at the School of Education, one at the School of Social Work.
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
The Ford School seeks a faculty member who focuses on the design, implementation, or evaluation of public policies intended to ameliorate the negative effects of poverty on children, weaken the intergenerational transmission of poverty, and reduce poverty rates, including incentives to work and save, income supports, job training, and programs to encourage the formation of resilient families. This position is open-rank, but the Ford School prefers to hire a tenured associate or full professor.
School of Education
The School of Education seeks a faculty member who focuses on the design, implementation, or evaluation of educational innovations from pre-school through college, including innovations in the professional preparation of educators that seek to increase the educational attainment of children in poverty. The position is open rank, but the School of Education prefers to hire an assistant professor.
School of Social Work
The School of Social Work seeks a faculty member who focuses on issues connected with children in poverty. A successful candidate will have an established research agenda and a record of publication, preferably in peer-reviewed journals, on issues and links between child well-being and poverty; the multiple dimensions of risk factors for children in poverty; and on programs and policies targeted to low income children in multiple spheres, such as social services, public benefits, and education systems.
Posted on this website: October 24, 2011
Open Staff Positions
The Ford School seeks applications for our full-time Development Assistant. The Development Assistant provides administrative support, data management and event planning support for our Development Office.
Posted on this website: March 5, 2013
Recruiting and PPIA Program Coordinator
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy is seeking a creative, energetic team memberto provide leadership for our PPIA (Public Policy and International Affairs) program and to provide direction and organization in the area ofrecruiting for both the masters and undergraduate programs.
Posted on this website: February 28, 2013
Director, Student and Academic Services
The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, one of the nation’s foremost policy schools, invites applications for our Director of Student and Academic Services position. Reporting to the dean of the Ford School, the director will provide strategic leadership, direction, and oversight for all academic and student services activities; these include recruitment, admissions, financial aid, academic advising, records and registration, academic standards, curricular/co-curricular learning activities, and student support services. We seek a proven leader with exceptional interpersonal, communication, and management skills; demonstrated excellence in the design and delivery of services that foster personal, academic and professional development for a diverse community of students; and a commitment to the mission and values of the Ford School and the University of Michigan.
Please note: A cover letter and resume are required for consideration for this position. The cover letter should be included in the same document as your resume and should specifically address your interest in this position and outline your skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Posted on this website: February 14, 2013