Postdoctoral Position-Survey Methodology at University of Michigan

Postdoctoral Position

Survey Methodology

Institute for Social Research

University of Michigan

Unit: The Michigan Program in Survey Methodology

Date announced: 1/23/2017

The University of Michigan Program in Survey Methodology (MPSM) is seeking a postdoctoral scholar with a PhD in survey methodology or a related area with a demonstrated interest in the application of surveys to the social, behavioral, or health sciences. The successful applicant must have a strong background in statistics and survey methodology. The postdoctoral scholar will work with the faculty of the Michigan Program in Survey Methodology to train Masters level students in the fundamental principles of survey methodology and to help PhD students develop their original research. The scholar will have the opportunity to propose methodological studies as part of an ongoing survey practicum, develop research collaborations with faculty and doctoral level students, seek external funding for research, and participate in the research activities of the Institute for Social Research more broadly.

Postdoctoral scholars in MPSM have exceptional resources to facilitate teaching and research. They will have access to administrative, research, and computing support staff in the Program, computer hardware and software needed for teaching and research, and travel funding for research. They will also have access to the Institute’s survey infrastructure that conducts local and national surveys in multiple modes as well as the University’s outstanding research facilities. This postdoctoral scholar appointment will initially be for one year. Two subsequent years are possible based on the scholar’s annual performance. The salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications begins as they are received, and continues until the position is filled. Interested persons should send a letter of application indicating background in survey methodology, career goals, and academic qualifications together with a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Frederick G. Conrad, Michigan Program in Survey Methodology, Institute for Social Research, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.

Additional information about the position can be obtained from Ms. Jill Esau (

The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce 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 Adisciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Michigan is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity of its student body and workforce. The UM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.