How to Apply

We are excited to announce that the 2021-22 faculty recruiting cycle for the BSSP has been re-instated for the Medical School, beginning June, 2021. 

How To Apply: 

Identification of potential BSSP candidates will take place at the level of units and unit-based searches, across all biosciences units at the University of Michigan. The unit can advance the candidate's application materials to the BSSP Committee for assessment of whether the candidate can be considered further for BSSP scholar designation. 


Interviews typically take place between November through March within each unit/department. 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:

  • A PhD, MD, or other terminal degree
  • A minimum of two years of postdoctoral experience (or equivalent)
  • Evidence of superlative scientific accomplishment and scholarly promise

All faculty recruited through BSSP are appointed at the assistant professor level and must not have had a previous tenure-track faculty appointment. The final determination of scholar designation and BSSP support for biosciences candidates being recruited to non-Michigan Medicine units will be made by the Biosciences Initiative Coordinating Committee.

Reasons to Choose the University of Michigan

Frequently Asked Questions

For any questions, please contact us at, and we will be happy to answer them.