Faculty Recruitment

With one of the first neurology departments in the country, we are proud to call Michigan Medicine home. We hope you will join us in building our legacy. 

Join Us in Michigan Neurology

Established in 1920, our department has been home to just six department chairs in our history. Many notable alumni have also been a part of our team, including nearly 10 who have moved on to chair leading institutions across the nation - including Massachusetts General Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Today, we support 80 full-time faculty, including 14 endowed professorships. Annually we experience more than 1,500 inpatient admissions, 4,500 inpatient consults and 50,000 outpatient visits. 

We regularly receive some of the highest rankings across the nation in clinical care, education, and research. In 2020, we ranked 9th in National Institute of Health Funding to United States Medical Schools by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, and 15th in the nation for care by U.S. News and World Report.  

Dipole Modeling

We have a robust network of collaborations across the university. Current collaborations include those with the departments of Internal Medicine, Engineering, the School of Public Health, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. We also work closely with the nearby VA Hospital of Ann Arbor. 

Many of our faculty also find that the people they work alongside truly make their professional experience. When asked why he chose to work at Michigan, Dr. Doug Gelb shared, "During residency, I realized that I wanted to focus on teaching and patient care. Michigan promised to support such a career, and they have followed through on that commitment. It’s also nice to work in a department with so many people who are talented but low-key about it, and to live in a city where there’s so much to do but it still feels so open." 

Professional Life

Michigan Medicine offers many great resources to support faculty. Some include the Fast Forward Medical Innovation Program which helps researchers navigate things such as patents and commercialization, and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development which connects faculty with guidance, resources, and workshops across a variety of career tracks. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a strong priority for our department, Michigan Medicine, and the university at large. Opportunities to engage with DEI work both personally and professionally is continually available, and a contribution toward this work is evaluated in promotions. 

The university offers a very supportive benefit package. You can find more information about this through U-M Human Resources. The Go Blue Guide from Michigan Medicine is also a great resource to continue learning about working with Michigan Medicine. 

Living in Ann Arbor

As one of the most consistently ranked college towns for its active arts and culture and outdoor recreation, Ann Arbor is a great place to call home. Our faculty enjoy the theatre and performing arts and music offerings in town, as well as the ease of access to public transportation and the nearby Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), a Delta Airlines hub.

Detroit is also just a short drive away with access to a vibrant metropolitan center. Detroit offers professional sports and more arts and entertainment options, including visiting Broadway performances at beautiful locations like the Fox Theatre, and art exhibitions at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The city is also home to the world renowned Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the largest collection of African American art and artifacts at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

Many of our faculty choose to live right in Ann Arbor, though other neighboring communities are also popular with just a short commute. The Ann Arbor Observer's City Guide and the Destination Ann Arbor website are great additional resources to continue learning about life in Ann Arbor. 

Open Positions


Clinical-Educator Faculty Physician in the Division of Sleep Medicine 

We seek a clinical-educator track faculty physician at the clinical instructor or assistant professor level to join our academic sleep medicine program. This is an excellent opportunity to build your career with colleagues nationally recognized for leading research, education, and patient care programs.

The successful candidates will:

  • Focus on provision of high-quality clinical care and education within a well-developed academic sleep medicine program that includes general as well as subspecialized sleep clinics, and sleep laboratories at multiple sites.
  • Share some teaching responsibilities within a large ACGME-approved sleep medicine fellowship.
  • Have opportunities for research through the Sleep Disorders Centers and Center for Sleep Science, which involve more than 70 faculty in 18 departments.

Desired Candidate Competencies:

  • BC or BE in Sleep Medicine
  • BC or BE in Neurology or another area of original training
  • Must hold or have the ability to obtain the appropriate medical licenses in the state of Michigan
  • Able to help advance the mission of the of the Sleep Disorders Centers — in patient care, education, research and service — at institutional, regional, and national levels.

Academic Neurologist in the Division of Movement Disorders 

We seek a fellowship-trained and ABPN-certified academic Movement Disorders neurologist for appointment in the tenure track at the associate or full professor level. This position is supported in part by a new endowed professorship (Karp Chair in Movement Disorders). Qualified candidates may also have an opportunity for shared leadership responsibility within a large and highly productive Division of Movement Disorders.

The successful candidate should have a national or international reputation in Parkinson’s disease or Movement Disorders research, with an active research program, track record of extramural funding, and mentorship leading to trainees obtaining extramural funding. The candidate may also have responsibilities for teaching, supervising, and mentoring of medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty. Leadership responsibilities include administrative oversight of the research activities of the Division. 

The University of Michigan Division of Movement Disorders has 3 endowed professorships, 9 full-time faculty, 1-2 fellows annually, and robust clinical, education, and research programs. Movement Disorders faculty see approximately 6000 patient-visits per year, direct Deep Brain Stimulation programs at the University Hospital and affiliated VA, and staff Chemodenervation and Ataxia Clinics. The Division conducts a wide range of research activities across the translational spectrum from basic research to clinical trials, and is home to a Parkinson Foundation Research Center of Excellence.  

Multiple Sclerosis/Neuroimmunology Neurologist in the Holtom-Garrett Program in Neuroimmunology 

The University of Michigan Medical School seeks an experienced clinician-investigator to fill an instructional (tenure) track position, including to hold an endowed professorship, in their Holtom-Garrett Program in Neuroimmunology. Outstanding candidates will have subspecialty training in multiple sclerosis/neuroimmunology and will demonstrate a strong track record of academic and research achievements in this field. Candidates are invited to apply at either the Associate or Full Professor level.  Opportunity to simultaneously direct the Neuroimmunology Division in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan will be considered based on interest and experience.

The Position:

  • Hold the Holtom-Garrett Professorship in Neuroimmunology
  • Work with an established team in the Holtom-Garrett Program
  • Be involved in all aspects of clinical, translational and basic neuroimmunology
  • Work in fully equipped, state-of-the-art clinical and research facilities
  • Receive highly competitive start-up and compensation packages

Minimum Requirements:

  • MD or MD/PhD degrees or equivalent
  • Eligible to work in the United States and to be licensed in the State of Michigan
  • Training and experience in neuroimmunology
  • Evidence of an independent research program

Preferred Requirements:

  • Track record of independent and sustained peer-reviewed funding from NIH and/or private research foundations
  • Experience working in an academic setting

Clinical-Track Movement Disorders Specialist in the Ataxia Program 

The Michigan Medicine Department of Neurology is seeking an outstanding BC/BE fellowship trained Movement Disorders specialist for a full-time clinical track appointment. Faculty rank and compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The successful candidate will assume a critical role in the multidisciplinary Ataxia program, which has long-standing philanthropic and departmental support and is among the largest in the country, with the opportunity to become Director. Primary responsibilities include providing clinical care and participating as a site or lead investigator in clinical trials for ataxia patients. Other responsibilities include outpatient care for general movement disorders patients and training of students, residents and fellows.  

This is an exciting opportunity to practice in a collegial and collaborative academic environment. The University of Michigan Division of Movement Disorders has 9 full-time faculty, 1-2 fellows annually, and robust clinical, education, and research programs. Movement Disorders faculty see approximately 6000 patient-visits per year, direct Deep Brain Stimulation programs at the University Hospital and affiliated VA, and staff Chemodenervation and Ataxia Clinics. The Division conducts a wide range of research activities across the translational spectrum from basic research to clinical trials, and is home to both a Parkinson Foundation Research Center of Excellence and a Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Research.   


Application Information

Dawn Kleindorfer, MD

As part of your application, please submit a brief summary of your future goals and your past significant accomplishments or contributions relevant to this position. This summary should be up to one page and include any relevant significant prior research, teaching, clinical/QI, or service ongoing effort or achievements. In addition, we also request a statement that addresses any prior experience with or potential contributions to promoting diversity. 

Please submit the above application materials, along with a copy of your CV, addressed to Department Chair, Dawn Kleindorfer, MD, by way of Jennifer Maszatics

Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit a diverse workforce to serve our diverse community and to promote excellence in our research, teaching and clinical missions by hiring individuals with a variety of experiences and viewpoints. We encourage applications from all groups including those typically underrepresented in academic medicine - women, minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.