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

Please visit Careers at the University of Michigan website.

Faculty Positions

Clinical Faculty (multiple sub-specialties)

Due to strong continuing growth in clinical demand as well as interest in further expanding our academic program, the Kellogg Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology at Michigan Medicine is seeking to recruit additional faculty members in multiple sub-specialties. Searches are already underway for clinical or clinician-scientist faculty in the following-areas:

  • Oculoplastics
  • Glaucoma or Glaucoma/Comprehensive
  • Cornea or Cornea/Comprehensive
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology

The Kellogg Eye Center of the University of Michigan School of Medicine is dedicated to improving lives by preserving and enhancing vision. Our guiding principles are teamwork, caring, innovation, and integrity.

These positions entail providing outstanding care in Ann Arbor and surrounding communities as well as supporting the strategic growth of Michigan Medicine. We are seeking faculty who desire to work as part of a team interested in innovative approaches and partnering with diverse disciplines to address the complex needs of our patients.

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. As a faculty, we are committed to having a diverse workforce, environment, and culture. Our search committees are multidisciplinary in nature.

Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and academic credentials. Please address inquiries to Dr. Paul Lee, M.D., J.D., Chair, pleemd@med.umich.edu, and cc Shannan Saltz, Faculty Affairs Office, ophthyrecruit@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.

Neuro-Ophthalmology Faculty

We are seeking a neuro-ophthalmologist clinician or clinician-scientist. Applicants should be board-eligible or certified in ophthalmology and have completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology.

Tasks would be divided between patient care, research, and teaching in neuro-ophthalmology with a component in comprehensive ophthalmology. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and academic credentials

Please direct inquiries to:

Jonathan Trobe, MD
Chair, Neuro-Ophthalmology Search Committee
University of Michigan
W.K. Kellogg Eye Center
1000 Wall Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone 734.763.9147
Fax 734.232.8181
Email: jdtrobe@med.umich.edu and Shannan Saltz, Department Faculty Affairs office, sfee@med.umich.edu

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Faculty (2 positions)

We have two pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus positions open. We welcome ABO board eligible or board certified applicants that have completed subspecialty fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology to join our team for an outstanding clinical and academic career in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. We welcome additional interests in administration, teaching or research. We are seeking to expand our busy pediatric ophthalmology service with patient care based in Ann Arbor and our surrounding satellite locations, along with the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Medical Center. The positions can be either on the clinical or instructional track and are full-time. 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.  As a faculty, we are committed to having a diverse workforce, environment and culture.

 

Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and academic credentials. Please address inquiries to Dr. Christopher Gappy, at WK Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall St, Ann Arbor, MI, USA 48105, or at cgappy@med.umich.edu  and cc Shannan Saltz,  Department Faculty Affairs Office, at sfee@med.umich.edu.

Research Faculty - Corneal Disease

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

Research Faculty - Ocular and Visual System Biology and Disease 

The Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science at the University of Michigan Medical School solicits applications from outstanding scholars for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor faculty position. We are seeking candidates with interests in all aspects of ocular and visual system biology and disease who use innovative approaches in basic or translational research. Applicants should hold an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degree, and are expected to develop and maintain a cutting-edge and innovative research program as evidenced by a record of successful acquisition of external funding and a publication record in relevant peer-reviewed journals. Competitive salary, generous start-up package and state of the art laboratory space will be provided.

The Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science is committed to high-quality basic research and provides a stimulating intellectual environment. The Department has an extensive track record of support by the NIH National Eye Institute including a P30-core and T32-training grant and private foundations. For further information, please visit Vision Research Training at the University of Michigan. The successful candidate will join a collegial, interdisciplinary group of Ophthalmology faculty as well as be expected to have a joint appointment in one of the basic science departments at the University of Michigan Medical School.

How to Apply

All applications must include the following materials: A cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a brief summary of recent research accomplishments, and statement of future research plans. Send application as a single PDF to the Chair of the Search Committee: Jillian Pearring, PhD (pearring@med.umich.edu) and cc Shannan Saltz,  Department Faculty Affairs Office, at sfee@med.umich.edu. Candidates should also arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent to the above email address. Consideration of applications will begin in December 2019, with an anticipated start date in the fall of 2020.

Retina Faculty (2 positions)

The University of Michigan School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is seeking outstanding candidates for two tenure-track physician-scientist faculty positions. The first is for a physician with dual fellowship training in uveitis and vitreoretinal surgery and a research focus on uveitis and ocular inflammation. The second is for a physician with fellowship training in medical retina and a research focus on basic mechanisms of age-related macular degeneration and related diseases. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a clinical practice and an independent research program in visual sciences with a primary appointment in the Department of Ophthalmology and a joint appointment in an appropriate basic science department. Applicants focused on translational study of disease mechanisms are sought. Candidates applying for the rank of assistant or associate professor are particularly encouraged to apply. 

The candidate will be expected to participate in research and graduate education as well as in departmental efforts in education in ophthalmology and visual sciences. Additional teaching duties may be associated with a joint appointment in a basic science department. The University of Michigan Medical School provides an outstanding academic environment for all areas of biomedical sciences and has for many years been a leading center for research in ophthalmology and visual sciences. Vision research at the University of Michigan is supported by a Vision Core grant supporting outstanding facilities and an NEI-funded training grant for graduate students and fellows in eye research. The University is located in beautiful Ann Arbor, MI, with a vibrant and diverse community.

The position is for the instructional tenure track and is full-time. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and academic credentials. Please address inquires and send cover letter and curriculum vitae to Ms. Wendy Mrdjenovich ophthyrecruit@umich.edu and cc Shannan Saltz, Department Faculty Affairs Office, at sfee@med.umich.edu.

Required Qualifications

Successful candidates will have an MD ± PhD degree, or equivalent, in areas as described above. Documentation of scholarly ability and achievement (record of publications in peer-reviewed journals; record of acquisition of external funding for research programs, detailed research plan, collaborative research experience) is expected. Preferred candidates will have a demonstrated interest in graduate and post-doctoral education and possess the critical teaching skill

About Our Organization

The Kellogg Eye Center of the University of Michigan School of Medicine is dedicated to improving lives by preserving and enhancing vision. Our guiding principles are teamwork, caring, innovation and integrity. Our search committees are multidisciplinary in nature. 

Ann Arbor, Michigan 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 and umkelloggeye.org.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine 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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

We promote excellence through diversity and encourage women and Underrepresented minorities to apply. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Read the University of Michigan's Nondiscrimination Policy Notice.

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.

These positions will complement our section that provides
care in Ann Arbor and surrounding communities. 
We are seeking faculty who will work as part of a collaborative
team.  We value individuals interested in
partnering with their disciplines to address the complex needs of our patients.