Open Positions

Residency Program Director – Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan

The Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking a dynamic, innovative faculty member to lead our ACGME accredited Emergency Medicine residency program.   This well-established program offers cutting-edge and diverse training experiences at the University Hospital and in collaboration with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan with a goal of developing the future leaders of the specialty.  We are seeking an individual with outstanding skills in education and administration, who will effectively lead and promote the further development of residency training at the University of Michigan.   This individual will have a commitment to innovative educational techniques and fostering a diverse, inclusive training environment in which trainees are held to high standards of excellence.


Candidates must meet all criteria as outlined in the RRC-EM requirements and the institutional Program Director Duties and Responsibilities policy including board certification in Emergency Medicine and eligibility for licensure in the State of Michigan.   A minimum of three-years of experience as a core faculty member with an ACGME-accredited Emergency Medicine residency or experience acceptable to the RRC-EM is required.  Prior leadership experience as a PD/APD with an EM residency or ACGME-accredited Fellowship program is highly desirable.  Candidates must demonstrate ongoing involvement in scholarly activity including peer reviewed publications.   It is of utmost importance that candidates model outstanding professionalism, high-quality patient care, educational excellence, and academic rigor.  Demonstration of the ability to create a collaborative, respectful environment with a focus on development of all to their highest potential will be a key attribute of successful candidates. 

Position Description

The Program Director will create the intellectual environment, coordinate formal instruction, and ensure the broad experiences necessary for residents to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for high-quality, equitable emergency care and the ability to critically evaluate and study their practice.  The residency program director will oversee the overall educational experience of the EM residency program including administration, operations, and implementation of educational content.   The PD will also be in charge of recruitment, programmatic and learner evaluation and assessment including disciplinary action.  They will also have responsibility for supervision of residents and resident education in the context of patient care.  The director will coordinate and lead a robust team of educators including associate and assistant program directors and interface with the directors of the other departmental educational programs to assure a unified vision to our department’s core mission.   The PD is responsible to the Associate Chair for Education, EM Chair, and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education.

Scholarly Activity

The PD will promote an atmosphere for general scholarly achievement of trainees and also for faculty in the domain of medical education.


The PD will develop and maintain an annual budget for the Residency Program in conjunction with the Residency Coordinator; coordinate scheduling of educational activities; maintain accurate records and produce annual accreditation reports on all residency activities; and maintain collaborative relationships with the associate chair for education and other departmental educational leaders and departmental leadership at Michigan Medicine and participating institutions. The PD will serve as the responsible party person for interactions with Michigan Medicine GME office, the ACGME and RRC-EM.

Interested candidates please send CV to:

Robert Neumar MD PhD
Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine 
cc his administrative assistant Shelley Osenroth at

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.   

Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship Director -Department of Emergency Medicine

The Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking a dynamic, innovative faculty member to lead our clinical ultrasound fellowship program, which has been active since 2015. We are seeking an individual with outstanding ultrasound education, administration, organizational and leadership abilities who wants to continue to push the development of the program and pursue an academic career focused on ultrasound education and scholarship.


Candidates must be board certified in Emergency Medicine and eligible for licensure in the State of Michigan. Candidates must have completed a Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship or demonstrated significant contributions to bedside ultrasound via research, education, and administration. Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience with leadership, scholarship, and teaching.

Position Description

The overall goals for this position are to enhance and support the emergency department’s vision of creating the future of emergency care. The ideal candidate will be involved in creating a vision for our ultrasound fellowship to contribute to and further the department’s strategic goals and vision.

Departmental Ultrasound Educational Activities

The Ultrasound Fellowship Director will oversee and support development of trainees within the Ultrasound Fellowship program and the overall ultrasound educational mission. The Fellowship Director will oversee the curriculum design and implementation of educational content to fellows and other advanced ultrasound learners. The Director will also be in charge of recruitment, programmatic and learner evaluation and assessment. The director will coordinate with a robust team of ultrasound educators including assistant and associate fellowship directors, ultrasound educational faculty and the Associate Chief of Ultrasound Education. The Director will also interface with the directors of the other departmental educational programs to assure a unified vision to our department’s core mission.  

In addition to the above, the Director will also support and contribute to the other educational activities of the department, both within and outside the ultrasound division.

Scholarly Activity

The Director will design appropriate methods for evaluating the efficacy of educational content delivered by the Fellowship program and maintain on-going data collection to assure the program continues to provide ultrasound training of the highest quality. The Director will solicit and regularly review feedback on both trainees and the program itself, support the development and writing of grants to support research related to ultrasound, and contribute to medical student, resident, fellow, and faculty ultrasound education and scholarship.


The Director will a) develop and maintain an annual budget for the Fellowship Program in conjunction with the Fellowship Coordinator, b) coordinate scheduling of fellowship educational activities, c) maintain accurate records and produce an annual report on all fellowship educational activities, and d) maintain relationship with the Senior Associate Chair of Education and other departmental educational leaders.


Robert W. Neumar, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan Health System
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5301   

Medical Director of Emergency Telemedicine

The University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking a dynamic Medical Director of Emergency Telemedicine. This individual will oversee the creation and development of the Emergency Telemedicine program at the University of Michigan.  The role would also partner with the overall health system Telemedicine leadership in the development of tele-access and tele-care across the patients served by the University of Michigan.  With the Department of Emergency Medicine the role will have responsibility for developing content and plans for all telemedicine missions, including use of telemedicine to meet the patients unscheduled emergency care needs, the development of education materials and incorporation of this technology into the training of future emergency care providers and partner with the research leadership and faculty to advance research and scholarship within this domain.

The Medical Director reports to the Chair of Emergency Medicine. 


To provide leadership and oversight of all clinical, educational and research related emergency telemedicine activities, and serve as the institutional contact as department leader for program.


The core purposes of this position are the clinical and administrative oversight of operations of the Emergency Telemedicine program, including establishment and maintenance of systems and processes to ensure sustained Emergency Telemedicine program performance improvement, and delivery of quality care by a well-trained clinical workforce.  The incumbent works closely with the leaders of clinical and administrative service lines to ensure optimization of resources, and delivery of effective and efficient patient care.  Additionally, s/he participates in administrative, management, quality assurance, and other activities, meetings or committees as necessary. 

Clinical and Administrative Duties

  • Oversees and develops Emergency Telemedicine program, including guidance and leadership in patient care, organizational processes and systems.
  • Routinely assesses, implements, and develops Telemedicine processes leading to sustained best practices and improved outcomes.
  • Leads efforts to comply with, meet or exceed goals of Telemedicine program, including its quality management, and staff education initiatives.
  • Analyzes and coordinates improvements to any associated risk management, utilization review, cost analysis, technology implications, and business practices related to the Telehealth program.
  • Provides direct patient care.
  • Oversee the implementation plan of telemedicine clinical and educational services.
  • Assist in coordinating clinical activities with participating specialists, evaluates scopes and other peripheral devices for clinical appropriateness, provides guidance on the potential uses of telemedicine, and outlines the opportunities and limitations of the technology.
  • Responsible for evaluation and research in the areas of equipment utilization, cost-benefit analysis, and clinical efficacy and outcomes.
  • Participate in policy development at the local, state, and federal level.
  • Incorporate telemedicine as a strategy in the area of rural health and affiliation development.
  • Act as liaison to the medical community, providing education regarding the appropriate applications and opportunities provided by telemedicine.

Training & User Support

  • Create guidelines and curriculum for training faculty as well as other telehealth providers including but not limited to nurses, physician assistants, medical trainees
  • Conduct classes and independent training sessions
  • Assess training needs and develop skill-appropriate sessions
  • Prepare for users a comprehensive, clear, and understandable set of instructions describing system processes and user support processes as necessary to maintain and verify system operations.
  • Assist in the preparation of technical documentation of the system for several levels of expertise: general users, system administrators, programmers.
  • Document user questions and develop a log system to track technical problems and develop solutions
  • Respond to phone and videoconference user questions in an organized and productive manner
  • Assist Telemedicine Team members in deployment of multi-media presentations, oftentimes resulting in traveling to remote sites and overtime.

System Development

  • Provide technical assistance to Development Team programmers and/or user analysts
  • Coordinate directly with user management and other Team members during development phases


Robert W. Neumar, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan Health System
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5301

Educator Faculty Position

University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine has an open position for an educator. This position is ideal for junior faculty seeking to build skills in teaching, curricular development, leadership, and medical education research. Options are available to contribute to medical student and resident education. 

The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan possesses exceptional expertise in medical education including a MD/PhD in education and two faculty with Masters in Education. U-M faculty are consistently recognized for their contributions in medical education research, with over one hundred education publications, as well as serving in multiple key roles in Graduate Medical Education and the Medical School. 


Robert W. Neumar, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan Health System
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5301

Other Faculty Positions 


The University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine is actively recruiting highly motivated physician faculty with expertise and academic interest in:

  • Informatics and IT
  • ED Operations
  • Ultrasound
  • Critical Care
  • Medical Education and Simulation
  • Injury Prevention
  • EMS
  • Global Emergency Medicine


Reputation: The University of Michigan Health System includes our Medical School, Hospitals and Health Centers, and School of Nursing- all highly ranked with state-of-the-art resources. Close proximity to the University's world-renowned schools of Public Health, Engineering and Business also offers unique opportunities for collaboration.

Patient Care & Research: Every year, we treat more than 85,000 patients in our adult and pediatric emergency departments-both of which are Level 1 trauma centers.

Notable research programs include: The U-M Injury Center, the Neurologic Emergency Treatment Trial Network Clinical Coordinating Center, and the Great Lakes Emergency Medical Services for Children Research Network, a PECARN node. A planned multidisciplinary science and engineering center will focus on critical injury and illness. U-M Health System is #6 in National Institutes of Health funding.

Education: We conduct our four-year emergency medicine residency with St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. Hurley Medical Center, Flint, is also a key training site. We emphasize clinical excellence and premier preparation for careers in academic medicine. Our well-established pediatric emergency medicine fellowship is based in the newly opened 1.1 million sq. ft. C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.

Compensation/Benefits: We offer competitive salaries and an excellent fringe benefit package. Academic rank based on credentials.

Requirements: Residency training and/or board certification in Emergency Medicine.

Preferred: Fellowship training in the listed areas. Clinical and bedside teaching responsibilities: Adult emergency departments at the University Hospital, Ann Arbor, or Hurley Medical Center, Flint, Michigan.


Robert W. Neumar, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan Health System
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5301

Physician Assistant

Job Summary   

The University of Michigan Health System, regionally and nationally known for its commitment to providing high quality, family-centered patient care seeks experienced, certified physician assistants for our Emergency Department. The ED is a Level 1 trauma center for adults and children with approximately 105,000 visits per year, providing a fast-paced and exciting work environment. Our physician assistants serve as integral members of a multidisciplinary team providing advanced diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for patients across the continuum of age and acuity in a variety of treatment areas including the Adult Emergency Services, Children's Emergency Services, and the Emergency Critical Care Center. In addition, the ED PA coordinates emergent and urgent care with consultant services, recommends follow-up care, facilitates referrals to various internal and external facilities and participates in multidisciplinary continuous quality improvement and research initiatives.

The ED provides paid continuing medical education (CME) and opportunities for professional growth and enrichment in addition to the University of Michigan's excellent benefit package. 

Required Qualifications* 

  • Satisfactory completion of a Physician Assistant program accredited by Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or one of its predecessor agencies, CAHEA or CAAHEP.
  • Certification by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
  • Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Michigan.
  • Current ACLS and BLS certification.
  • One year of experience as a Physician Assistant in an emergency setting performing typical emergency procedures including, but not limited: to suturing, lumbar puncture, splinting, wound care, fracture care.
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively manage multiple clinical tasks.
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Able to communicate effectively (oral and written).
  • Demonstrates professionalism, consideration and confidentiality towards others in stressful situations.
  • Able to meet all credentialing requirements necessary to obtain required privileges of service.


* Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the credentialing and privileging process.

* Required qualifications must be met by the candidate in order to be interviewed and considered for the position.

** Under Michigan Law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of employment or transfer for this position.

RESUME REQUIRED (for both internal & external applicants):

You must attach a complete and accurate resume to be fully considered for this position.

Desired Qualifications* 

  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
  • Two or more years of experience as an emergency PA
  • One or more years PA experience in a tertiary, high volume emergency department
  • One or more years PA experience in emergency care of children
  • One or more years PA experience in a critical care setting.

Work Schedule 

Note:  This is a full time position with rotating shifts including weekends.

Additional Information 

This position may be filled using an FLSA exempt or non-exempt designation. 

Background Screening 

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement   

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

U-M EEO/AA Statement   

 The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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