Employment Opportunities

The Kellogg Eye Center of the University of Michigan is dedicated to enhancing quality of life by preserving and restoring vision. Our guiding principles are teamwork, caring, innovation and integrity.

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is searching for the best and the brightest faculty to join our team.  Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

Staff Positions

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Faculty Positions

Associate Chair – Clinical Affairs and Operations; Service Chief

The University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center provides over 175,000 patient visits per year in 10 different locations in and surrounding scenic and culturally diverse Ann Arbor. With over 100 clinical and basic science faculty members, 21 residents, and many clinical fellows we endeavor to provide the best eye care available anywhere in the world. Our purpose is to improve lives through curing, treating, and preventing eye disease. Our guiding principles are teamwork, caring, integrity, and innovation. Together, we use our purpose and guiding principles to align ourselves as an organization to achieve our vision of improving lives around the world by enhancing vision in others. As a USNWR top 10 program we are seeking candidates for the position of Associate Chair – Clinical Affairs and Operations (ACCAO); Service Chief.

The ideal candidate will possess the right combination of clinical expertise, leadership experience, and personal communication style to strengthen the capability of our workforce while striving to enhance the patient and faculty/staff experience to the highest levels. The ACCAO serves by providing leadership to the operations team which is composed of a dynamic group of forward thinking creative individuals who work closely and harmoniously together on a daily basis. Innovation is a major focus of this team as they hone methods to maximize the patient care experience today while anticipating care delivery models that will be required in the future. The Service Chief provides faculty development and support and reports to both the Department Chair and the Office of Clinical Affairs.

Interested candidates should be American Board of Ophthalmology certified and fellowship training is desired but not required. The position can be either on the clinical or instructional track and is full-time with 70% salary support for administrative activities with 30% clinical activity expected. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and academic credentials. Please address inquiries to Department Chair Paul Lee, M.D., J.D. through his administrative assistant Ms. Emily Bird at emilylad@med.umich.edu (734) 764-6468 cc: Ms. Shannan Saltz, Department Faculty Affairs Office, at sfee@med.umich.edu.

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

As part of the University of Michigan Health System, the Kellogg Eye Center is dedicated to enhancing quality of life by preserving and restoring vision. Our guiding principles are teamwork, caring, innovation and integrity. We welcome applicants who are Board-eligible or certified in Ophthalmology, with additional interests in administration, teaching, or research. We are seeking to add to our comprehensive ophthalmology service and will consider all applicants, including those with subspecialty training. Patient care is based in Ann Arbor and our surrounding satellite locations all located within 50 miles of the main campus, along with the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Medical Center. The University of Michigan is a collaborative educational institution with leading programs in every discipline from engineering to business to public health with whom our current faculty partner.

Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and academic credentials.

Please address inquiries to Jill Bixler, MD, Search Chair, at jegreen@med.umich.edu or 734-763-5506 and cc Shannan Saltz, Department Faculty Affairs Office, at sfee@med.umich.edu.

Computational Medicine: Clinical Informatics and Ocular Informatics

Joint Faculty Positions, Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Medical School Departments of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics and Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences are partnering to seek outstanding applicants for two tenure-track faculty positions.  Successful candidates will establish independent, interdisciplinary research programs at the interface of vision science and computational medicine to address basic and translational research in the biology of vision, with the ultimate goal of improving lives by preserving and enhancing vision. The first position focuses on clinical informatics of eye diseases, with research involving disease ontology, deep phenotyping using EHRs and other sources, tissue banking, epidemiology and comorbidity with chronic conditions (such as diabetes) affecting vision health. The second position focuses on ocular informatics, including genetic and integrative -omic studies of eye development and disease. The candidate is expected to have expertise in systems/network biology, multi-omic integrative analysis of disease mechanisms, or development of innovative bioinformatics methods. The positions are in the instructional (tenure) track and are full-time. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and academic credentials.

Requirements

Successful candidates will have a PhD and/or MD degree, or equivalent, in areas as described above.  Publications, funding record, a detailed research plan, collaborative experience, and demonstrated interest in graduate and post-doctoral education will be essential components of the application.

Job Location

Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI. 48109

Salary

According to experience, and competitive

How to Apply

Applicants should send a letter of interest with Curriculum Vitae, Research Plan, and a list of three or more references with current contact information to: 
DCMB-Ophthalmology Search Committee, care of Ms. Mrdjenovich; The University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center Rm 7300, 1000 Wall Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.  Email: ophthyrecruit@umich.edu.

Cornea Faculty (2 positions)

Michigan Medicine’s Kellogg Eye Center is dedicated to improving lives around the world by enhancing vision. Located in culturally rich southeastern Michigan the department has over 100 clinical and research faculty and more than 500 employees in 10 different locations surrounding beautiful Ann Arbor. The department is deliberate in fostering a culture centered around the guiding principles of teamwork, caring, integrity, and innovation.

We are seeking to enhance our faculty by adding positions for both a clinician and a clinician-scientist as members of our cornea service to work in a dynamic and creative academic environment.  Opportunities for partnering with other disciplines exist and the ideal candidate will be interested in innovative program development that addresses the clinical and research needs of our patients.  Contributions toward teaching and administration are highly valued. 

We welcome applicants to apply who are Board-eligible or certified in ophthalmology and have completed a cornea fellowship.  These full-time positions can be either on the clinical or instructional track depending on individual qualifications and career aspirations.  The University of Michigan is a collaborative educational institution with leading programs in every discipline from engineering to business to public health with whom our current faculty partner.

Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and academic credentials. Please  address inquiries to Dr. Thiran Jayasundera, Search Chair, at WK Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105, or at thiran@umich.edu and cc: Shannan Saltz, Department Faculty Affairs Office, at sfee@med.umich.edu and Wendy Mrdjenovich at wmrdjeno@med.umich.edu

Cornea Research Faculty

The University of Michigan Medical School Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences seeks outstanding applicants for a faculty position focused on corneal disease research. The successful candidates will maintain a nationally and internationally recognized basic and/or translational research program in corneal pathophysiology, with the ultimate goal of improving lives by preserving and enhancing vision. Duties will include teaching graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral trainees, as well as service on departmental and medical school committees. Candidates with research programs in corneal infection, inflammation, immunology, wound healing, limbal stem cell deficiency, dry eye disease, transplant rejection, transplant bioengineering, degenerations/dystrophies, and gene therapy are desired. The position is in the instructional (tenure) track and is full-time. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and academic credentials. Candidates at all faculty levels are encouraged to apply. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level are expected to have postdoctoral training and first-author publications in cornea research. Candidates applying at Associate and Full Professor levels are expected to have a proven track record of scholarship and successful grant funding in cornea research. 

Requirements

Successful candidates will have a PhD and/or MD degree, or equivalent, in areas described above.  Training, experience, publications, funding record, a detailed research plan, and demonstrated interest in graduate and post-doctoral education will be essential components of the application.

Job Location

Palmer Commons, 100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI. 48109

Salary

According to experience, and competitive

How to Apply

Applicants should send a letter of interest with curriculum vitae, research plan, and a list of three or more references with current contact information to:

Ophthalmology Cornea Research Search Committee, care of Ms. Mrdjenovich; The University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center Rm 7300, 1000 Wall Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.  email: ophthyrecruit@umich.edu

Imaging Faculty 

The Kellogg Eye Center of the University of Michigan School of Medicine is actively recruiting for a full-time tenure track faculty member with an interest in developing novel imaging technology in Ophthalmology as an Assistant, Associate, or full Professor. Kellogg Eye Center is building an interdisciplinary, multimodality Ophthalmic Imaging Center of Excellence and is looking for additional research principal investigators. Kellogg Eye Center is dedicated to enhancing quality of life by preserving and restoring vision. Our guiding principles are teamwork, caring, innovation, and integrity. As such, our search committees are multidisciplinary in nature.   As a faculty, we are committed to enhancing a diverse workforce,  environment and culture.

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences comprises 96 faculty, 11 clinical fellows, 21 residents, and 12 postdoctoral fellows per year. This faculty represents excellence, depth and diversity with 26 research laboratories and 7 ophthalmology subspecialty clinics. They are scientifically active and have federal, non-federal and private funding. Many faculty members have secondary appointments in basic science departments, and each has a solid record of training successful and productive residents, fellows, medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and undergraduates. The department receives more than $14 million in research funding annually in 2015 with $6.8 million from the National Institutes of Health, ranking Kellogg #10 in NIH funding among eye institutions in the USA. In 2015, Kellogg ranked #6 in research output. Faculty members are nationally and internationally known and respected.

The overall scientific environment in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences provides an exceptional and state-of-the-art environment for imaging and vision research. Several laboratories are currently engaged in active novel imaging research. The Department has an NIH-funded Core Center for Vision Research, which provides an Instrument Shop Module and the state-of-the-art Morphology and Imaging Module.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications, education, and experience based on the University of Michigan pay scales.

Required Qualifications

The candidate must have completed a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent) and demonstrated excellence in advancing the field of imaging. The required qualifications include:

  • Evidence of scholarly activity as evidenced by recent publication record in leading, peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills as evidenced by conference presentations at national and international conferences
  • Successful experience in growing a research program with the ability to obtain funding from public and private sources
  • Excellent teamwork capability with a leadership ability to create a positive, collegial atmosphere
  • Experience collaborating with other principal investigators, particularly with investigators in different disciplines and fields
  • Strong organizational skills
  • The ability to coordinate multiple tasks and manage competing priorities

Preferred candidates will also have experience:

  • Working in multidisciplinary teams composed of engineers, optics experts, scientists, and clinicians from numerous backgrounds
  • Supervising trainees at numerous levels, including undergraduate, graduate, medical school, and postgraduate levels.
  • Experience in imaging in the field of ophthalmology is preferred but not required.

Please address inquiries to Yannis Paulus, MD, Search Chair, at ypaulus@med.umich.edu and cc Shannan Saltz, Department Faculty Affairs Office, at sfee@med.umich.edu.

Urgent/Float Comprehensive Ophthalmology Position

As part of the University of Michigan Health System, the Kellogg Eye Center is dedicated to enhancing quality of life by preserving and restoring vision. Our guiding principles are teamwork, caring, innovation and integrity. We welcome applicants who are Board-eligible or certified in Ophthalmology, with interest in seeing patients in an urgent clinic setting or in a float capacity within the department. We are seeking to add to our comprehensive ophthalmology service and will consider all applicants, including those with subspecialty training.  Patient care is based in Ann Arbor and our surrounding satellite locations all located within 50 miles of the main campus, along with the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Medical Center. The University of Michigan is a collaborative educational institution with leading programs in every discipline from engineering to business to public health with whom our current faculty partner.

Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and academic credentials.

Please address inquiries to Jill Bixler, MD, Search Chair, at jegreen@med.umich.edu or 734-763-5506 and cc Shannan Saltz, Department Faculty Affairs Office, at sfee@med.umich.edu.

 

About Our Organization

Ann Arbor has a remarkable cultural and living environment. The University of Michigan Medical School provides an outstanding environment for research in all areas of biomedicine, and has for many years been a leading center for research in ophthalmology, visual sciences, bioinformatics, human genetics and genomics. The Kellogg Eye Center was recently ranked #8 in the nation in the U.S. News and World Report rankings of Best Hospitals in Ophthalmology. We are committed to the ultimate goal of improving lives by preserving and enhancing vision through outstanding research and clinical care while promoting a diverse workforce, environment and culture. For more information, see medicine.umich.edu/dept/ophthalmology.

Background Screening

The 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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

The University of Michigan is responsive to the needs of dual-career families, and is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff and student body.