How to Apply

Applications Open: July 14, 2017
Applications Close: September 29, 2017
Interviews: November through March

Appointees are expected to establish and maintain an outstanding research program, to bring or develop substantial external research funding, and to become leaders in departmental and program activities, including teaching at the medical, graduate, and/or undergraduate levels.

Candidates must have the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degrees
  • A minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience (or equivalent)
  • Evidence of superlative scientific accomplishment and scholarly promise

Primary department affiliation is determined by the applicant’s qualifications and by relevance of the applicant's research program to departmental initiatives and focus. All faculty recruited through BSSP are appointed at the assistant professor level and must not have had a previous tenure-track faculty appointment.

Reasons to Choose the University of Michigan

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit a letter of recommendation?

If you are submitting a letter of recommendation on behalf of an applicant, please follow the unique link sent to you via email. Please contact bsspapply@umich.edu for additional questions or concerns.

Letters of recommendation are due by September 30, 2017.

Do I need to send reprints?

Reprints are not needed for the application.

How do I know my application has been received?

You will get an automated e-mail confirmation after you apply and each time you update your application. If you do not receive a confirmation, contact our staff at bsspapply@umich.edu.

When can I find out about the status of my application?

The Biological Sciences Scholars Program (BSSP) Search Committee reviews each application. Formal updates are provided to applicants after all applications have been reviewed. Due to the sensitive and complex nature of the review process, this information is not available online.

Email inquiries about the status of an application in the review process may be directed to bsspapply@umich.edu and will be answered starting about 8 weeks after the review process has begun, following the application deadline.

How do I find out if my letters of support have been received?

You will receive an automated e-mail notification when reference letters have been submitted on your behalf.

What is expected in the research plan?

It is up to you to determine how you wish to use the three pages to outline future research plans.  There are no specifications for the format.  You should speak with your faculty mentor if you are unsure how to prepare a compelling description of your future research plans.

How do I withdraw my application?

Please contact us at bsspapply@umich.edu, and we will delete your application.