Faculty Job Postings

The Department of Surgery at Michigan Medicine will ensure our climate allows all individuals an equal and inclusive opportunity to achieve excellence.

Join the Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery is dedicated to recruiting and retaining the leaders and best. Through initiatives like the Michigan Promise, we are committed to providing resources and opportunities to help our faculty members achieve excellence in their careers.

Our recruitment process includes the following efforts, led by our recruitment committee:

  • Implementation of standard policy for search and recruitment procedures
  • Utilization of data collection and analysis to measure success
  • Partnerships with focused academic groups
  • Development of a robust pipeline

Open Faculty Positions

General Surgery Section Head

The General Surgery Section Head is responsible for oversight of the clinical, research, and educational aspects of the Section as well as guiding ongoing strategic planning and maintaining strong financial performance. Fostering a culture supporting diversity and inclusion is of the utmost importance and the preferred candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of success in this domain. The preferred candidate will also have a strong track record of mentorship and faculty development.

General Surgery includes 7 Divisions: Acute Care Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical Oncology, and General Surgery at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Our annual clinical volume consists of over 25,000 clinic visits and over 7,000 operative cases across all seven sites within Michigan Medicine. 

The Section is fortunate to boast a superb roster of 44 clinical faculty, 9 research faculty, and 120 staff members. Our faculty hold 8 Endowed Professorships and 12 Director level leadership positions within the health system.

The Section has a diverse, robust research portfolio with a particular strength in health services research. Annual research funding has averaged $11.6 million over the previous three years with 23 extramurally funded investigators. Michigan Medicine recently launched the Center for Basic and Translational Science to enhance our ability to bring a “team science” approach to complex scientific problems.

Our General Surgery residency training program is one of the most important investments of our collective passion and resources.  The residency prioritizes excellence and innovation in patient care, education, scientific inquiry, professional development, and a culture of inclusion. This is accomplished by intentionally developing autonomy in clinical care of diverse and complex patients with innovative techniques, providing additional mentored training in research and leadership, and maintaining a focus on developing each resident to their full potential. The program has consistently been rated #1 amongst large public hospitals and #1 in the Midwest by Doximity and US News & World Report. 

The preferred candidate will be clinically active in one area of general surgery. Duties also include teaching medical students, house officers and fellows in clinical and didactic settings. The preferred candidate will be expected to establish an independent research program by successfully acquiring external funding as principal investigator, publishing and presenting results. 

Candidates should have an M.D. or D.O. degree and postgraduate clinical training. They should hold or have the ability to obtain the appropriate medical licenses in the State of Michigan as well as be board certified in General Surgery. Candidates should be able to collaborate effectively with other clinicians. Excellent leadership and communication skills are essential. Evidence of clinical competence and competence in clinical and didactic teaching and research is expected.

For questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Ron Hirschl: 

Ron Hirschl, M.D.

Arnold G. Coran Professor of Surgery

Section Head, Section of Pediatric Surgery

Email: rhirschl@med.umich.edu

Please send your curriculum vitae to:

Jesse Wilson

Administrator, Section of General Surgery, Department of Surgery

2920L Taubman Center

1500 East Medical Center Drive

Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-5331

Email: jkwings@med.umich.edu

Endocrine Surgeon

The Department of Surgery, Section of General Surgery is seeking candidates for an instructional track or clinical track faculty position in the Division of Endocrine Surgery. Applicants must be board eligible or certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery. Requirements include demonstrated skills in thyroid surgery, parathyroid surgery and adrenal surgery. Formal fellowship training in Endocrine Surgery and four or more years’ experience as an attending faculty member are preferred.

The Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan, founded in 1850, is nationally recognized for excellence in patient care, education and research. The Division of Endocrine Surgery, founded in 1979 by Dr. Norman W. Thompson, was the first in the nation. The successful applicant will join 3 other dedicated Endocrine Surgery faculty and participate in the training of an Endocrine Surgery fellow each year. The Division also supports a Multidisciplinary Endocrine Oncology program. Demonstrated skills in clinical and research collaboration are preferred and a track record of excellence in research and extramural funding are also preferred. Outstanding teaching skills for surgical residents and medical students are also necessary. 

While the academic rank for this position will be commensurate with the applicant’s credentials, an Associate Professor level position is preferred. 

Please send your curriculum vitae to: 

Dana Telem, M.D., M.P.H

Associate Professor and Interim Section Head, Section of General Surgery

2920B Taubman Center

1500 East Medical Center Drive

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5331

Email: dtelem@med.umich.edu

Acute Care Surgeon

The Department of Surgery, Section of General Surgery is seeking candidates for a clinical track faculty position in the Division of Acute Care Surgery. The ideal candidate finds significant meaning and reward through clinical and clinical teaching activities. Applicants must be certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and surgical critical care. Requirements include demonstrated skills in emergency surgery, trauma surgery and surgical critical care. Three or more years’ experience as an attending faculty member is preferred.

The Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan, founded in 1850, is nationally recognized for excellence in patient care, education and research. The hospital is an American College of Surgeons-verified Level 1 (adult and pediatric) Trauma Center, and also the state's only American Burn Association-verified Burn Center. The Division of Acute Care Surgery’s 12 faculty manage trauma and burn patients, provide comprehensive emergency general surgery services, and direct the Surgical Intensive Care Unit as well as the Trauma-Burn Intensive Care Unit. All faculty also have access to substantial research resources with support for diverse academic interests.

The academic rank for this position will be commensurate with the applicant’s credentials.

Please send your curriculum vitae to: 

Dana Telem, M.D., M.P.H

Associate Professor and Interim Section Head, Section of General Surgery

2920B Taubman Center

1500 East Medical Center Drive

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5331

Email: dtelem@med.umich.edu

Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status, except as allowed by the need for bona fide occupational qualifications. Reasonable accommodation will also be provided to persons with disabilities, to disabled veterans, and to accommodate religious practice.