Employment opportunities

Careers at the Ford School

Our mission statement

The Ford School at the University of Michigan is a community dedicated to the public good. We inspire and prepare diverse leaders grounded in service, conduct transformational research, and collaborate on evidence-based policymaking to take on our communities' and our world's most pressing challenges.

Our values

We value community, integrity, respect, service, inclusion, diversity, and equity. We aspire for our work to be excellent, relevant, rigorous, collaborative, engaged, and impactful.

Faculty jobs

Faculty jobs are advertised in the fall of each year in applicable journals. Doctoral job candidates may also be interested in the postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at our research centers.

The University of Michigan is a non–discriminatory/affirmative action employer with an active dual–career assistance program for spouses and partners. The Ford School of Public Policy is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.

Staff jobs

All open staff positions at the Ford School, including those in the research centers are posted on the University's Careers site.

Consider joining the Ford School: a top–ranked policy school housed within a world–class university!

The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.