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 Please address inquiries to Dr. Donna Wicker, Search Chair, at cc: Shannan Saltz, Department Faculty Affairs Office, at

Job Summary

We are seeking to enhance our faculty by adding several positions for optometrists to join our team of our providers in a dynamic and creative academic environment.  Proficiency in both contact lens fitting as well as primary eye care is required.  Specific positions in pediatric and adult populations are being sought.  This position is based in our main campus and several satellite locations.  Applicants must be willing to work in more than one office setting.


Responsibilities include providing optometric primary care with a specialty in contact lens fitting.  The ideal candidate will have a flexible approach to patient care and be able to work independently and efficiently while possessing superb communication skills.  Teaching duties include supervising medical students, house officers and fellows rotating throught the clinic.

Required Qualifications*

O.D. degree, Qualified candidates should have a Michigan Optometry and Controlled Substance licenses, and a Federal DEA license. Evidence of clinical competence and competence in clinical and didactic teaching is expected.

Underfill Statement

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

Additional Information

Opportunities for creating new models of patient care exist in our system 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 Michigan licensed or eligible.  Board certification in optometry is a plus.  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.

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.

Mission Statement

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, integrity, and innovation. 

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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