How to Apply

Applications Open: August

Applications Close: January 25, 2019

Interviews: November through March

All interested candidates should send the below application materials to by January 25, 2019:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Research and career plan (maximum of 3 pages)

 The candidate must have:

  • Earned a M.D., D.O. and/or Ph.D. in a field of relevance to clinical research
  • Clear potential for excellence in their fields
  • Advanced training such as a Master’s degree in clinical research design, public health, or biostatistics is highly desirable (not required)

Primary department affiliation is determined by the applicant’s qualifications and by relevance of the applicant’s research program to the departmental initiatives and focus. Scholars may be appointed to the level of assistant or associate professor level.

Reasons to Choose the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan (U-M) has a highly collaborative culture with state-of-the art facilities, including the North Campus Research Complex and Biomedical Research Core Facilities.

Major institutional efforts to develop the infrastructure for conducting high-quality clinical research include the development of:

U-M is routinely voted one of the best places to work and Ann Arbor is ranked among the top places to live.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Do current faculty members qualify for the program? 

The program is intended for new recruitments to the University of Michigan. This means that candidates will generally be:

  • Trainees who will be completing their fellowship (at U-M or at other institutions) and seeking an assistant professor entry level position.
  • Faculty who hold positions outside of U-M, who would be recruited to Michigan at the assistant or associate professor level depending on their relevant experience and track record.

What track will be appointed to CSSP scholars?

Although it is anticipated that most scholars will be appointed on the Instructional Track, with tenure or the possibility of tenure, other track appointments may be considered.

When will I receive an update about my application? 

All applications will be sent to the respective clinical department for review. Applicants will be notified when the department has made a decision. If an applicant has any questions prior to this, all inquiries can be sent to

What support will CSSP Scholars receive? 

All appointed scholars will receive a generous start-up package from the Medical School Dean’s Office, in addition to the start-up package offered by the recruiting department. Scholars will also receive at least 50% protected time for clinical research for up to three years and would be paired with a career mentor.