Website University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a research statement (up to 3 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and excellence (up to 1 page), a statement describing how their current work demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (up to 1 page),  and the names of 3 academic references. The application cover letter should include information regarding their preferred home unit(s) and/or department(s), and how they would best contribute to the overall mission and vision for the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly committed to increasing diversity and inclusion of underrepresented groups. All submitted applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the application process continuing until the planned faculty positions are filled for the upcoming academic year. Applications and inquiries about this position should be submitted to

Job Summary
The recently created Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for a multi-faculty hire of 3-4 open rank tenure track faculty positions, from assistant professor, to associate professor, to full professor. Leadership opportunities are available commensurate with prior experience. We seek scholars with a doctorate degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., Sc.D., Ed.D.) and a significant focus in establishing or continuing an independent program of research/scholarship in firearm injury prevention, particularly research/scholarship focused on preventing firearm-related morbidity and mortality. Domains of interest include, but are not limited to firearm suicide, intimate partner violence, community/interpersonal violence, police violence, technology and firearm injury prevention, and mass/school shootings. The Institute is interested in research programs within any relevant discipline and may include work at any stage along the translational research spectrum or focused within or across any socio-ecological level (individual, family, community, or policy). We are particularly interested in faculty addressing existing inequalities, disparities, and inequities related to firearm injury.

Institute faculty will maintain a faculty appointment in a home unit at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor Campus, in addition to their Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention research faculty appointment. This home unit could be from potentially any of the Schools or Colleges and Departments within the University. Faculty will be expected to participate in Institute core activities including education and training, research, and Institute governance. The Institute offers exciting opportunities for the incoming faculty to help develop and expand their current independent research program through existing research projects, a pilot program, student and postdoctoral training, administrative resources, and space at the Institute’s office, where collaborative activities can be conducted. The Institute also includes access to the largest data repository of firearm-related research data in the world, on-going survey data from a nationally representative sample of U.S. residents, as well as linkages to stakeholders in firearm safety and injury prevention. Candidates will be expected to work with colleagues and students from across the University and should therefore have experience working in multidisciplinary teams with a collaborative approach to their research.

Additional Information
Selected candidates will hold a tenure track appointment in a school/college as their home unit with a joint appointment in the Institue for Firearm Injury Prevention in a non-tenure track title.  The tenure track appointment may require Regental approval.

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 are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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