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

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 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

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Faculty (2 positions)

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 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

 

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. 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.