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

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

Clinical Track General Surgeon

The University of Michigan is seeking candidates for a full-time clinical track General surgeon to join our Joint Venture with St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital. The Joint Venture represents a partnership between two award-winning health systems in southeast Michigan, with a goal of expanding access to services and bringing enhanced care options to the community.

The Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan, founded in 1850, is nationally recognized for excellence in patient care, education and research. The Department has a busy general surgery practice, and is seeking candidates who are interested in developing a thriving, broad-based practice in the setting of a community hospital.

Requirements include completion of an ACGME-accredited residency in General Surgery and applicants must be board eligible or certified by the American Board of Surgery. Prior administrative leadership experience and sub-specialty training in minimally-invasive surgery, acute care surgery or colorectal procedures is desirable. The academic rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s credentials.

Please send your curriculum vitae to:

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

Lazar J. Greenfield Professor and Interim Section Head, General Surgery

2920 Taubman Health Care Center

The University of Michigan Health System

1500 East Medical Center Drive

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5331

Email: dtelem@med.umich.edu

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

Vascular Surgery Section Head

The Vascular Surgery Chief is responsible for all of the clinical, research, educational, philanthropic and administrative aspects including strategic planning and the financial performance of the Section of Vascular Surgery. The Chief is the lead and liaison to the Department of Surgery as well as the collaborative practice in the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center.

The Section consists of 9 clinical faculty, 5 research faculty, 5 emeritus faculty, and a staff of 60. There are 7 active professorships, with others in negotiation, in addition to other a large endowment in the Section and 4 endowed annual lectures.

Responsibilities*

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

Required Qualifications*

The ideal candidate 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 Vascular 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. Evidence of scholarly ability is necessary (robust record of successful acquisition of independent external funding, publications in relevant peer-reviewed scientific journals with first and senior authorship, presentations at scientific meetings/invited visiting professorships.

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Associate Professor/Professor. Rank of selected candidate is dependent upon qualifications.

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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

How to Apply

Please send CV and cover letter to:

Erika Arndt, MPA

Vascular Surgery Section Administrator

Michigan Medicine

1500 E. Medical Center Drive

5174 FCVC

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5867

erar@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.