Postdoctoral fellows at the University of Michigan form a vital part of our intellectual and research strength. We welcome you as colleagues and offer the resources of the University as you build your career.
This handbook includes information on health benefits, housing, childcare and campus resources.
The monthly orientation sessions include information about the role of postdoctoral fellows, working with your P.I./supervisor, campus resources, benefits and vacation, and membership in the U-M Postdoc Association.
- School, College, and Unit Contacts for Questions and Concerns
- U-M Postdoctoral Association (UMPDA)
- U-M Medical School’s Office of Postdoctoral Studies
- Michigan Postdoctoral Association of the College of Engineering (M-PACE) Advisory Group
- College of Engineering Postdoc Office
- Information for LSA Postdocs
- Information for Life Sciences Institute Postdocs
Career Development and Training
- Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)
- Preparing Future Faculty (PFF)
- Postdoctoral Short-Course on College Teaching in Science and Engineering
Policies and Guidelines
U-M Postings and Administered Programs
Search current positions by selecting “Research Fellows” from the Career Interest dropdown.
Eight fellows at the start of their careers in any academic or professional field are selected each year for three-year appointments.
Fellowships in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), economics, and political science fields, with faculty mentoring, professional development and academic networking opportunities.
This collaboration allows U-M students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to apply for postdoctoral fellowships at Oberlin and Kalamazoo.
Designed to prepare individuals with a Ph.D. in a biomedical science or social science discipline for independent careers in translational research.
Job, Career, and Funding Resources
Recognizes postdoctoral fellows at the University of Michigan who have demonstrated a breadth of excellence in all areas of research, teaching, mentoring, service, and leadership.
Funding opportunities databases (Pivot and SPIN) and other resources for finding funding.
A list of programs that provide either direct or indirect funding or that focus on educational development for postdoctoral fellows.
The oldest, largest online community dedicated to non-academic and non-faculty careers for Ph.D.s in humanities, social science, and STEM.
Provides a national voice for postdoctoral scholars to enhance the quality of the postdoctoral experience in the U.S.
Dedicated to matching qualified scientists with jobs in industry, academia, and government.
A national online IDP from Science Magazine.
Below is a list of contacts from the University of Michigan’s schools and colleges who can assist current and prospective postdoctoral fellows.
Architecture and Urban Planning
Geoffrey Thun, Associate Dean for Research
Francine Lafontaine, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research
Russell S. Taichman, Associate Dean of Research
Edward A. Silver, Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement
Dawn Tilbury, Associate Dean for Research
Graham Sustainability Institute
Donald Scavia, Director
Paul Resnick, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs
Institute for Social Research
Open, Managing Director
Jane Ballo, Executive Assistant to the Managing Director
Gregory Cartee, Associate Dean for Research
Daniel Halberstam, Associate Dean for Faculty and Research
Life Sciences Institute
Anna Schork, Managing Director
Literature, Science and the Arts
Doug Richstone, Associate Dean for Natural Science
Anne Curzan, Associate Dean for Humanities
Liz Cole, Associate Dean for Social Sciences
Michelle Swanson, Director of Postdoctoral Studies
Music, Theatre and Dance
Marie McCarthy, Director of Research
Natural Resources and the Environment
Maria Carmen Lemos, Associate Dean for Research
Janean Holden, Associate Dean for Research
David Sherman, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
John Meeker, Associate Dean for Research
Kathryn M. Dominguez, Associate Dean
Rackham Graduate School
Peter Hitchcock, Associate Dean
Jorge Delva, Associate Dean