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 Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow
Institution/Organization: University of Michigan
Job Location: Michigan, U.S.A.
Contact Person: Denise Sekaquaptewa
Date Posted: August 17th, 2016
Closing Date: October 30th, 2016
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Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of teaching excellence. In addition, all applicants should prepare a brief (1 page or less) statement describing how they will contribute to the diversity mission of the Psychology Department, keeping in mind that service and advocacy regarding diversity will be considered important contributions to this mission. Applicants should also request at least three letters of recommendation from referees. All materials should be uploaded by October 30, 2016 as one single PDF attachment to:

Job Summary

The Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan invites applications for a combined postdoc and tenure track faculty appointment. Fellows will have up to 2 years to develop their independent research program without teaching and service responsibilities before entering the tenure track. Pending a positive review during the second year of the post-doctoral period, the fellow will be invited to move into a tenure track assistant professor position.

Required Qualifications

Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline by the time the position starts (September 1, 2017). Fellows will be expected to establish an independent research program but will be encouraged to establish productive collaborations with colleagues.

Desired Qualifications

We seek applicants whose research, teaching, service, and/or advocacy will contribute to our diversity mission. We are particularly interested in scholars who are members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in Psychology or whose research interests bring a critical perspective to understanding the experiences of groups that are historically underrepresented (by race, ethnicity, gender, social class, sexual orientation, etc.).

Additional Information

The fellow may affiliate with one of these eligible areas of Psychology: Biopsychology, Clinical, Developmental, Education and Psychology, Social Psychology, Gender and Feminist Psychology. The Psychology Department is committed to providing mentoring and research resources that will support fellows in establishing their independent research programs.

Qualified women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Contact Information

For inquiries about the position, please send an email to

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: -Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. -Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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