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For full consideration, interested candidates should submit the following materials electronically through Interfolio:

The following materials are required to be considered as a candidate:

  1. Cover letter
    1. Including a statement indicating the preferred home unit(s) at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor campus.
    2. How the candidate will best contribute to the overall mission of the University of Michigan and the Concussion Center
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Research statement, including potential collaborators (up to 3 pages)
  4. Statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (1 page)
  5. Names and contact information for three to five references

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and continue until the positions are filled.  Priority will be given to applicants that apply by October 1, 2019 with a target start date of Fall semester 2020.  Nominations, applications, and expressions of interest will be held in confidence, and references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission.

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Job Summary

In October 2018, the University of Michigan Biosciences Initiative ( provided funding establishing the Michigan Concussion Center ( The Center implements a multidisciplinary approach to answer fundamental questions about concussion prevention, identification, diagnosis, management, and outcomes. 

The Concussion Center is conducting an open rank search for two Assistant Professors and one Associate/Full Professor in three distinct research specialties to engage with the Center by collaborating with existing faculty and staff.  Applicants’ research should principally focus on concussion driven by the potential for or existing sustainable multidisciplinary external funding.  Successful candidates may be placed in one or more of the University of Michigan’s 19 independent schools or colleges, home to 260 degree programs which place significant value on innovation and collaboration across disciplines. Faculty will also be expected to participate in service activities across campus and within their professional organizations; teach at the medical, graduate, and/or undergraduate levels; and provide clinical care as applicable. 

Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan has a long and distinguished history as one of the first public universities in the nation. It is one of only two public institutions consistently ranked among the nation’s top ten universities. The University of Michigan has one of the largest health care complexes in the world and one of the best library systems in the United States. With more than $1 billion in research expenditures annually, the university has the second largest research expenditure among all universities in the nation. The university has an annual general fund budget of more than $2.1 billion and an endowment valued at more than $10.9 billion. The university’s prominent athletic programs and outstanding academic programs in medicine, engineering and other related disciplines provide ideal collaborative opportunities for Concussion Center faculty.

Required Qualifications*

A MD/DO and/or PhD is required, and fellowship or postdoctoral training is highly desirable.  Individuals with training and expertise in the study of advanced neuroimaging modalities (e.g. MRI, EEG, fNIRS, etc.) related to concussion are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated or have potential for the following: 1) to secure extramural funding that maintains a robust research agenda, 2) to mentor trainees at the undergraduate, graduate, post-doctoral, and/or resident/fellow level, and 3) to teach at the medical, graduate, and/or undergraduate level in their area of expertise.  Academic rank will be determined based on the candidate pool.    

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor /Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidate's qualifications.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.