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Please address inquires and send cover letter and curriculum vitae to Mrs. Wendy Mrdjenovich and cc Shannan Saltz, Department Faculty Affairs Office, at

Job Summary

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 Cell and Developmental Biology. Applicants focused on all areas of vision research will be evaluated with particular consideration given to those studying neuronal development and regeneration/ restoration, neuro-inflammation related to blinding eye diseases, and systems biology related to the retinal neurovascular unit. Duties also include patient care in inpatient and outpatient settings and teaching medical students, house officers and fellows.


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. 

Required Qualifications*

M.D. Must hold or have the ability to obtain the appropriate medical license in the State of Michigan and be Board-eligible or Board-certified in Ophthalmology.  Completed subspecialty fellowship training is highly desirable.  Evidence of clinical competence is expected. Documentation of scholarly ability and achievement (record of publications in peer-reviewed journals, acquisition of external funding, presentations at appropriate meetings, etc.). Preferred candidate will possess the critical elements of teaching (knowledge of subject matter, skill in presentation, enthusiastic approach, etc.).

Underfill Statement

The position is for the instructional tenure track at the ranks of Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/ Professor and is full-time.  Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and academic credentials. Candidates applying for the rank of assistant or associate professor are particularly encouraged to apply.

Background Screening

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.