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Send CV and letter of interest to:

Karen Klingensmith

Department of Surgery, Section of Thoracic Surgery

2120 Taubman Center

1500 E. Medical Center Dr., SPC 5344

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5344



Job Summary

The University of Michigan, Department of Surgery, Section of Thoracic Surgery is seeking an academic general thoracic surgeon at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to join an established group of general thoracic surgeons.  He/she/they will have the primary responsibility of developing a broad based clinical and academic practice in general thoracic surgery at Michigan Medicine. The faculty member will be expected to establish an independent research program with focus on health services research and to participate in medical education of learners including medical students, house officers and fellows, as well as provide patient care.

Required Qualifications*

The preferred candidate will have an MD/DO and will have completed an ACGME-accredited thoracic surgery residency with a concentration in general thoracic surgery, and hold or have the ability to obtain the appropriate medical licensure in the state of Michigan. The candidate should be proficient in all such aspects of thoracic surgery, inclusive of care for patients with malignant and non-malignant diseases of the lungs, esophagus, pleura, diaphragm and mediastinum. Experience is desired in lung transplantation and its aspects of care, as well as with advanced airway and esophageal endoscopy. Expertise in both minimal access as well as open surgical techniques is required. The candidate must possess team-building, program development and mentorship abilities.  Evidence of scholarly accomplishment (e.g. acquisition of independent external funding, first author publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals, presentations at scientific meetings, etc.) will be expected as well as demonstration of clinical and educational competence.

Underfill Statement

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

Additional Information

Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Section of Thoracic in the Department of Surgery is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status, except as allowed by the need for bona fide occupational qualifications. Reasonable accommodation will also be provided to persons with disabilities, to disabled veterans, and to accommodate religious practice.

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology envelopment, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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