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How to Apply

Please address inquiries to Dr. Thiran Jayasundera, Search Chair, at WK Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105, or at and cc: Shannan Saltz, Department Faculty Affairs Office, at and Wendy Mrdjenovich at

Job Summary

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.

We are seeking to enhance our faculty by adding positions for both a clinician and a clinician-scientist as members of our cornea service to work in a dynamic and creative academic environment.  Opportunities for partnering with other disciplines exist 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 Board-eligible or certified in ophthalmology and have completed a cornea fellowship.  These full-time positions can be either on the clinical or instructional track depending on individual qualifications and career aspirations.  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.

Required Qualifications*

The candidate must have completed a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent) and demonstrated excellence in advancing the field of imaging. The required qualifications include:

  • Evidence of scholarly activity as evidenced by recent publication record in leading, peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills as evidenced by conference presentations at national and international conferences
  • Successful experience in growing a research program with the ability to obtain funding from public and private sources
  • Excellent teamwork capability with a leadership ability to create a positive, collegial atmosphere
  • Experience collaborating with other principal investigators, particularly with investigators in different disciplines and fields
  • Strong organizational skills
  • The ability to coordinate multiple tasks and manage competing priorities

Preferred candidates will also have experience:

  • Working in multidisciplinary teams composed of engineers, optics experts, scientists, and clinicians from numerous backgrounds
  • Supervising trainees at numerous levels, including undergraduate, graduate, medical school, and postgraduate levels
  • Experience in imaging in the field of ophthalmology is preferred but not required

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor.  Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications, education, and experience based on the University of Michigan Medical School faculty pay scales.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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