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University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Date Posted 05/11/2022
Faculty-Engineering-Other Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

How to Apply


The confidential review of applicants will occur as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

A cover letter, attached as the first page of your curriculum vitae must be uploaded online via the http://careers.umich.edu/ (U-M Careers website) for this Job ID#198851.

In addition to applying online, applicants are required to send the following to the Office of Human Resources – Anti-racism Initiative, University of Michigan, School of Nursing to snrecruitment@umich.edu (electronic materials).

Required Application Materials –

  • Evidence of teaching experience and performance:
    • Teaching statement
    • Explanation of the teaching evaluation system and where you fall in quantitative system; summaries of evaluations involving ratings as well as student comments can be included; similarly, summaries should be provided for peer evaluations of teaching evaluations (if applicable)
  • Research statement that includes a statement of impact of his/her work in the first paragraph
  • Service statement
  • Copy of your PhD diploma and any licenses/certifications (if applicable)
  • A list of a minimum of three (3) professional references with relevant contact information
  • Three (3) letters of professional recommendation sent directly from those providing the reference to the address listed above or as an email attachment to snrecruitment@umich.edu
  • Five (5) publications of your best work (peer-reviewed), with emphasis on the most recent or most representative 


Faculty in Anti-racist Health Equity, Health Informatics and Data Science

The University of Michigan School of Nursing (UMSN) seeks qualified mid- to senior-level career faculty candidates (Associate Professor to Professor rank) to broaden existing scholarship within the school and the U-M community in the area of Anti-racist Health Equity, Health Informatics and/or Data Science. Areas of research and teaching may include, but are not limited to:

  • Racial bias and unintended racist consequences in data, algorithms, and technologies that enable health care;
  • Point-of-care informatics interventions to reduce healthcare providers’ implicit racial biases and enhance their structural competence; and
  • Community-driven, technology-enabled models of healthcare delivery that address racism as a social determinant of health and empower racialized communities in service/intervention design.

We especially welcome scholars who have demonstrated expertise in anti-racist research methods, health equity, interdisciplinary scholarship experience, and a commitment to translating research into practice.


This position is part of a new faculty cluster focused on Racial Justice in Healthcare: Informatics and Data-Driven Approaches. This cluster hire of five faculty (one within each of five units) will focus on using informatics and data science methods to detect, understand, and reduce structural racism within healthcare, and racial healthcare disparities. Faculty will he hired in the following units: (1) the School of Information; (2) College of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy; (3) University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Learning Health Sciences; (4) School of Nursing, Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership; and (5) School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy.  There will be additional support for cross-school collaborations within the cluster from the National Center for Institutional Diversity. This cluster is part of a university-wide faculty hiring initiative in anti-racism. Over the next three years, the university will hire at least 20 faculty members with scholarly expertise in racial inequality and structural racism.

Job duties include research, teaching, and service. Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing a strong network across campus to advance research and methodologic expertise in the area of anti-racism, social justice and/or health equity 
  • Seeking outside funding to support their research
  • Conducting scholarly research resulting in publications in peer reviewed journals, book chapters, edited books, books, and conference proceedings
  • Teaching in UMSNs academic programs: BSN, MSN, DNP, PhD
  • Mentoring students for independent studies, master’s projects and theses, and doctoral dissertations.
  • Providing service to the school, University, and the broader academic community by way of committee work, journal editing, and other various opportunities

Required Qualifications*


*Doctorally prepared. Completion of a post-doctoral fellowship is highly desired.

*For nursing PhD’s, a current MI nursing license is required or eligibility for a nursing license in the State of Michigan.

*Demonstrated research in anti-racism, social justice and/or health equity areas. We are particularly interested in individuals who are able to work within a multidisciplinary environment.

*Prior to start date must be in compliance with all health requirements including standard precautions such as Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, orientations, licenses/certifications, policies and procedures both internal and external to the University for your assigned classroom(s) and/or clinical site(s) and/or research site(s).

*Admirable record of first-author, data-based, peer-reviewed publications, and presentations.

*Demonstrate excellent communication, networking and relationship building skills.

*Demonstrated competence in scholarly activity. 

Additional Qualifications for the rank of Professor – 

*Sustained record of excellence in teaching, including experience with advanced students; 

*Sustained and growing record of scholarly eminence which advances the frontier of knowledge; 

*A reputation among the candidate’s colleagues and peers throughout the nation and preferably internationally for outstanding and continuing achievements in their field of expertise.

*A reputation, supported by documented external evaluation, which recognizes the presence of leadership and the quality of research activities, publications, and contributions to the profession in comparison with other professors.

*A continuing record of recognized accomplishments in academic, professional and community service.

Additional Qualifications for the rank of Associate Professor – 

*Record of excellence in teaching.

*Distinguished record of scholarly attainment in the realm of scientific investigation, publication, and utilization of research findings in teaching, research, and service.

*A reputation among colleagues for outstanding achievements and recognized contributions in their field of expertise.

*An admirable record of academic, professional and community service. 

Additional Information

“The employee will promote the School of Nursing’s Declaration of Values to Empower each other to interrupt or disrupt disrespect; Practice communication that is beneficial, kind, and true; Inspire and be inspired by our members’ worth, significance and integrity; Cultivate respect for ourselves and others routinely, publicly and privately.”

About UMSN and U-M 

The School of Nursing offers a range of accredited educational programs and is consistently ranked among the top nursing schools in the country. Several cross-cutting programs on campus provide an extraordinarily rich environment, including the Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Population Sciences Program, the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research, The Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, the National Center for Institutional Diversity, among others.

Diversity is highly valued and applications from members of groups underrepresented in nursing are strongly encouraged to apply. The School of Nursing seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan that extends world-wide, to fulfill the School’s strategic plan, and to sustain the excellence of the School of Nursing. To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit: http://nursing.umich.edu/diversity/dei-faculty-and-staff.

Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan has a long and distinguished history as one of the first public universities in the nation. It is one of only two public institutions consistently ranked among the nation's top ten universities. The University has one of the largest health care complexes in the world and one of the best library systems in the United States. With more than $1.53 billion in research expenditures annually, the University has the second largest research expenditure among all universities in the nation. The University has an annual general fund budget of more than $2.3 billion and an endowment valued at more than $12.5 billion.

For more information about the U-M School of Nursing please see: http://www.nursing.umich.edu/.

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.

Contact Information

For further information regarding this position please contact Dr. Debra Barton at debbartn@med.umich.edu.  

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.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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