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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Please send cover letter and CV to:

Michelle Caird, M.D.,
Chair Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Michigan Health System
2912 Taubman Center
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-5328

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Medical School Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is presently recruiting for a Service Chief for the Adult Reconstructive Service (lower extremity arthroplasty service).  The successful candidate will have leadership experience, along with a strong academic focus.   Besides patient care, specific duties also include teaching medical students, house officers and fellows, and conducting/participating in clinical outcomes research.  The ideal candidate will be Fellowship trained with an interest in resident and fellow education, as well as clinical research and scholarly activity.  Additional opportunities to work with our existing arthroplasty registry (Michigan Arthroplasty Registry Collaborative Quality Initiative) and/or the affiliated VA service are also possible.

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 University of Michigan as a whole, 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.   The University of Michigan is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Required Qualifications*

Candidates should have an M.D. and be board certified, or eligible for certification in orthopaedic surgery; should have completed speciality training in hip and knee reconstruction surgery.  They should hold or have the ability to obtain the appropriate medical licenses in the State of Michigan.

Candidates should demonstrate outstanding teaching and clinical care abilities and have associated research interests as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals and evidence of ability to obtain external funding.

Desired Qualifications*

It is desirable for candidates to have experience and skill caring for patients from diverse backgrounds and working with/mentoring diverse populations in academic training.

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Professor.  The rank of the selected candidate will depend on qualifications.

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.  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.


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COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.