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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:


Please address inquiries to Wendy Mrdjenovich at 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. 

The candidate will be expected to participate in Research and Graduate Education as well participating in the Departmental efforts in education in ophthalmology and visual sciences. Additional teaching duties may be associated with a joint appointment in a basic science department.

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. 

Required Qualifications*

Successful candidates will have a PhD and/or MD 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 candidate will have a demonstrated interest in graduate and post-doctoral education and possess the critical elements of teaching (knowledge of subject matter, skill in presentation, enthusiastic approach, etc.). Evidence of competence in teaching is expected.


Underfill Statement

The position is posted as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor and is full-time. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and academic credentials. 


Additional Information

The University is located in beautiful Ann Arbor, MI, with a vibrant and diverse community. 

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.