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Please address inquires and send cover letter and curriculum vitae to Ms. Darla Kroft and cc Shannan Saltz, Department Faculty Affairs Office, at

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Medical School, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-track faculty position 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 Microbiology and Immunology. Applicants focused on Immunologic mechanisms will be evaluated with particular consideration given to those studying autoimmune disease, immune mechanisms of neuro-inflammation and restoration of immune to tolerance. Candidates applying for the rank of assistant or associate professor are particularly encouraged to apply.  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.


Successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent research program in Visual Sciences with emphasis on immunologic mechanisms, applying for indepednet external funding, publish and present results.  Successful candidate will also participate in graduate education as well as participate 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.  

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

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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job 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.