September 17, 2021

Faculty Positions Available in Diabetes Research

The Caswell Diabetes Institute, in collaboration with several departments and units at the University of Michigan, seeks applicants for tenure-track faculty positions focused on diabetes research.

Available Positions

Faculty Position in Type 1 Diabetes Research
The Caswell Diabetes Institute, in collaboration with several departments at the University of Michigan, is seeking applicants for tenure-track faculty positions focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Areas of specific research interest are broadly in the sphere of basic T1D research and therapeutics, including islet biology, immunology/autoimmunity, stem cell biology, genetics/genomics, and transplantation.
 
Faculty Position in Research Broadly Related to Diabetes
The Caswell Diabetes Institute, in collaboration with several departments at the University of Michigan, is seeking applicants for tenure-track faculty positions with research interests related to diabetes, obesity, metabolism, and/or the complications of these diseases.
 
Diabetes-focused Faculty as part of the University of Michigan Racial Justice in Healthcare Cluster Hire
The Caswell Diabetes Institute is collaborating with five schools at the University of Michigan that are hiring faculty to focus on “Racial Justice in Healthcare: Informatics and Data-Driven Approaches.” The Caswell Diabetes Institute will collaborate with these schools to hire faculty focused on topics related to diabetes, obesity, metabolism and complications as part of a cluster hire of faculty that will use informatics and data science methods to detect, understand and reduce structural racism within healthcare, and racial healthcare disparities.
Five themes, selected to address multiple levels of racism, unite this University of Michigan cluster hire: 
Theme 1: Racial bias and unintended racist consequences in data, algorithms, and technologies that enable healthcare;
Theme 2: The intersection of racial residential segregation with healthcare access, quality, safety, and health outcomes;
Theme 3: Data-driven, anti-racist, health policy analysis regarding racial disparities in health insurance, healthcare access, quality, and safety;
Theme 4: Healthcare provider education and point-of-care informatics interventions to reduce providers’ implicit racial biases and enhance their structural competence; and
Theme 5: 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.
 

How to Apply

For each of these searches, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with review of applications to begin immediately.
 
Outstanding investigators at any rank will be considered. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. Candidates must have a PhD, MD, PharmD, or equivalent degree and the ability to direct independently-funded research programs.
 
Faculty recruited through these mechanisms will be members of the Caswell Diabetes Institute (CDI) and the co-recruiting department or unit at the University of Michigan. CDI, directed by Martin Myers, MD, PhD, serves as the central hub to coordinate research programs across U-M including several NIH and JDRF funded research centers. We have numerous outstanding researchers focused on diabetes, metabolic disorders, and their complications. We work across disciplines and serve to integrate rigorous science with patient-centered clinical care to prevent, treat, and ultimately cure diabetes and related disorders.
 
Interested candidates should submit their CV and cover letter to Scott Soleimanpour, M.D., Chair of the CDI Faculty Search Committee, at CDI-Recruit@umich.edu.