Employment Opportunities

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 innovation, teamwork, inclusivity, caring, and integrity.

Staff Positions

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Faculty Positions

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

We are seeking to enhance our faculty by adding 1 position for a clinician member of our comprehensive service to work in a dynamic and creative academic environment located in one of our community offices.  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 who meet eh licensure requirements in the State of Michigan.  This full-time position is on the clinical track.  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 Lead, WK Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105, or at jegreen@med.umich.edu and cc: Shannan Saltz, Department Faculty Affairs Office, at sfee@med.umich.edu and Wendy Mrdjenovich at wmrdjeno@med.umich.edu.

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus

We have a pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus position 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 candidates with proven research expertise and experience in administration and faculty leadership. We are seeking to expand our busy pediatric ophthalmology service with patient care based in Ann Arbor and our surrounding community office locations. 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. Jill Bixler, at WK Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall St, Ann Arbor, MI, USA 48105, or jegreen@med.umich.edu and cc Shannan Saltz, Department Faculty Affairs Office, at sfee@med.umich.edu and Wendy Mrdjenovich at wmrdjeno@med.umich.edu

Oculoplastics

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 an additional faculty member in the Oculoplastics sub-specialty.

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, inclusion, integrity, and innovation.

This position entails providing outstanding care based in Ann Arbor and our surrounding community offices. We welcome ABO board-eligible or board-certified applicants that have completed subspecialty fellowship training in Oculoplastics to join our team. We are seeking faculty who have ten or more years of experience and 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. Jill Bixler, at WK Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall St, Ann Arbor, MI, USA 48105, or jegreen@med.umich.edu and cc Shannan Saltz,  Department Faculty Affairs Office, at sfee@med.umich.edu and Wendy Mrdjenovich at wmrdjeno@med.umich.edu

Optometrist

We are seeking to enhance our faculty by adding an optometrist to join our team of providers in a dynamic and creative academic environment. Proficiency in primary eye care is required. Experience in specialty contact lens fitting and/or low vision is a plus with an opportunity to learn from seasoned experts in this area. This position is in a community office. Applicants should be willing to work in more than one office setting, evenings, and/or weekends as needed.

This faculty appointment in the University of Michigan Medical School as well as a clinician at Michigan Medicine is ideal for those who thrive in seeing challenging cases, interprofessional relationships, and academic prowess. Opportunities in innovative program development that addresses the clinical and research needs of our patients and contributions toward teaching are highly valued.

We welcome applicants to apply who are residency trained and Michigan licensed or eligible. This full-time position 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 Jill Bixler,MD, Search Lead, Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105, or at jegreen@med.umich.edu and cc: Shannan Saltz, Department Faculty Affairs Office, at sfee@med.umich.edu and Wendy Mrdjenovich at wmrdjeno@med.umich.edu

Uveitis Retina Physician-Scientist

The University of Michigan School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is seeking outstanding physician-scientist candidates with dual fellowship training in uveitis and retina and a clinical or basic research focus on uveitis and ocular inflammation.  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 (if applicable).  Applicants focused on translational study of disease mechanisms are sought.

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.  For appropriate candidates there is an opportunity to lead the Uveitis Section.  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 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 Wendy Mrdjenovich at wmrdjeno@med.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 critical teaching skills.

Vision Research

The University of Michigan School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track faculty position. Successful candidates are expected to have already established an independent research program in Visual Sciences with evidence of sustained funding. Applicants focused on all areas of vision research will be evaluated with particular consideration given to those studying neuronal development and function; regeneration/ restoration related to vision, neuro-inflammation related to blinding eye diseases, visual perception, or systems biology related to the retinal neurovascular unit. This is an outstanding opportunity, including the potential for a named Professorship for appropriate candidates.

Candidates applying for the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor are welcome to apply for what will be a primary appointment in the Department of Ophthalmology with a joint appointment in an appropriate basic science department such as Molecular and Integrative Physiology or Cell and Developmental Biology.

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. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send cover letter and curriculum vitae to Wendy Mrdjenovich at wmrdjeno@med.umich.edu and cc: Shannan Saltz, Department Faculty Affairs Office, at sfee@umich.edu

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.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website.

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.