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How to Apply

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

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

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

We are reviewing resumes as they come in and will continue until the position is filled. The target start date is Sep. 1, 2020, or Jan. 1, 2021. Nominations, applications, and expressions of interest will be held in confidence, and references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission. 

For questions about the position, please contact Sandra Frolich ( or 734.647.4616

Should you require support related to your system application experience, please visit this link or: Contact or (877) 997-8807, 9–6 Eastern Time M–F

Required Qualifications*

Candidates must have the following qualifications: 

  • PhD, MD, or similar terminal degree
  • Evidence of superlative scientific accomplishment and scholarly promise
  • Depending on field, evidence of teaching excellence

Primary school and departmental affiliation(s) will be determined by the applicant's qualifications and preferences, and by relevance of the applicant's research program to school and departmental initiatives and themes.  Clinical time for qualified practitioners will be optional based on candidate interest. We welcome applications from outstanding scientists in any area of Concussion research complementary to existing expertise at Michigan.  Neuroimaging (e.g. MRI, fNIRS, etc.), biomarkers, and clinical interventions for concussion management (e.g. physical activity, pharmacology, etc.) are of interest, but all research domains will be considered.  For further information about the Concussion Center’s current research areas, please visit

Additional Information

In October 2018, the University of Michigan Biosciences Initiative ( provided funding establishing the Michigan Concussion Center ( The Center’s mission is to maximize societal and individual health through the relentless pursuit of concussion knowledge. In support of this mission, the Center implements a multidisciplinary approach to answer fundamental questions about concussion prevention, identification, diagnosis, management, and outcomes. 

The Concussion Center solicits applications for open rank tenure track faculty positions 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. 

University of Michigan
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.

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 and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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.