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

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

Neuro-Ophthalmology Faculty

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.

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

Research Faculty

The University of Michigan School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-track faculty position. Successful candidates will be expected to establish 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 such as Molecular and Integrative Physiology or Microbiology and Immunology. Applicants focused on Immunologic mechanisms will be evaluated with particular consideration given to those studying autoimmune disease, immune mechanisms of neuro-inflammation and restoration of immune to tolerance. Candidates applying for the rank of assistant or associate professor are particularly encouraged to apply.

The position is for the instructional tenure track and is full-time.  Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and academic credentials. 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 Vision Core grant supporting outstanding facilities and a 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.

Please address inquires and send cover letter and curriculum vitae to Ms. Darla Kroft at ophthyrecruit@umich.edu and cc Shannan Saltz, Department Faculty Affairs Office, at sfee@med.umich.edu.

Required Qualifications

Successful candidates will have a PhD and/or MD 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 candidate will have demonstrated interest in graduate and post-doctoral education and possess the critical elements of teaching (knowledge of subject matter, skill in presentation, enthusiastic approach, etc.). Evidence of competence in teaching is expected.

Underfill Statement

The position is posted as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor and is full-time. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and academic credentials.

 

About Our Organization

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

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.