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At CSS, you'll find a small but growing team with ample opportunity for those who are interested in promoting long-term solutions for tough problems. Our staff specialize in translating ideas into action plans and jumping in to do whatever is required to implement the center's vision. If you are passionate about the center's mission and thrive off of participating in new projects both independently and collaboratively, you'll find a welcoming work environment here. 

We are currently seeking to hire a Communications Lead at the Center. Click the link to apply and learn more about the requirements of this position.

For Faculty & Researchers

Fellowship Appointments

Fellowship appointments in the Center for Social Solutions (CSS) are intended to establish mutually beneficial relationships between CSS and prominent scholars, thinkers, leaders, and teachers appointed for no longer than two years. Fellows are involved in collaborative research projects or initiatives that may include co-sponsorships and/or co-principal investigations with the CSS Director or Associate Director.

Types of Fellows:

1.  Postdocs

2.  Fellows of the Practice

3.  Entrepreneur-in-Residence 

4.  UM Faculty-in-Residence (sabbatical or other leaves)


Learn more about the process for becoming a fellow here. 


Affiliate Appointments

Affiliate appointments in CSS are intended to establish mutually beneficial relationships between CSS and prominent scholars and teachers from other units of the University who have partnered with CSS in substantive research endeavors that are associated with the mission of CSS and have been funded through or in association with CSS. Appointments as affiliates will last for three years and are renewable upon review. 


Conditions of an Affiliate Appointment in CSS:

  1. The appointment carries no budgetary commitment on the part of CSS aside from funds associated with grant-supported research.

  2. The appointment does not a priori include office space in CSS.


Learn more about becoming a CSS affiliate here.



For Current Students

Rackham Doctoral Intern Fellowship Program

We are currently accepting applications as part of the Rackham Doctoral Intern Fellowship Program. Selected doctoral interns will work for one academic year as part of CSS' Crafting Democratic Futures initiative. The deadline has been extended, and applications will be accepted through November 14, 2022. Learn more and apply here.



For Community Members

The Center for Social Solutions, as part of its mission, seeks collaborative partners from a variety of backgrounds that share an interest in coming together to identify root causes and make substantive change in the issues identified in the center's initiatives. We invite both organizations and individuals with experience in pondering the value of diversity, the impact and continuation of slavery, the uneven distribution and threatened access to water, and the impacts of technology on the workforce across industries to reach out and signal their interest in working with us.

For those who would like to solicit our involvement in an existing project that is hosted outside of the center, please keep in mind that any efforts that we agree to partner with must align with our mission and one or more of our initiatives. We are best able to assist with creating the vision for collaborative endeavors to ensure that these social issues are approached through a holistic, knowledge-centered framework.