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Research Assistant Professor

How to Apply

Applicants should apply through the University of Michigan career website:

Applications should include a cover letter, CV/resume and a list of references.  Application review will begin in early March and continue until the position is filled.

Job Summary

The Center for Evaluating Health Reform (CEHR) at the University of Michigan’s Department of Health Management and Policy (HMP) is seeking a Research Assistant Professor. We are interested in experienced researchers with formal training in economics, health economics, health policy, health services research, or related fields. This is a non-tenure-track position with an initial expected appointment period of 3 years with the possibility of an additional term and/or promotion in future years.

HMP is committed to the University of Michigan’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plan.  We encourage applications from people of color and women.  We value diversity as a necessary part of success in all aspects of teaching, mentorship, research, and leadership.

Who We Are

CEHR is charged with advancing our knowledge of health system reform through improving the process of academic research. CEHR is one of the University of Michigan School of Public Health’s 34 research centers. As a collaborating center of the Institute for Health Policy and Innovation, we work with interdisciplinary teams on the most pressing health policy issues. In addition to evaluating the effects of health reform, CEHR is committed to improving research processes and team science. Our center has developed, prototyped, tested, and refined two new processes for writing grants and papers – The Sprint Process.   More information can be found at


The successful candidate will conduct rigorous, externally funded research that contributes to the Center’s mission and will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers leading and contributing to innovative projects that focus on:

  • Medicare and Medicaid policies and regulations, particularly payment reform;
  • Clinical and system interventions aimed at improving health system performance and value;
  • Reducing healthcare disparities

This position will play a role in the expansion of currently funded programs, funding acquisition in new promising areas, and help develop collaborative relationships across the University of Michigan.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD, MD or equivalent
  • Graduate-level, research-oriented training in economics, health economics, health policy, health services research, or related fields
  • Demonstrated potential to establish an independent program of research

Desired Qualifications

Successful candidates must demonstrate strong quantitative skills, potential for research impact, and an interest in grant writing.  Candidates will have experience, or demonstrate willingness and ability, to mentor research trainees at the MD, PhD, and MPH levels.  A candidate can expect to receive intensive support from CEHR in developing an externally funded research portfolio.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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