Michigan Concussion Center - Two Tenure Track (Open Rank) Faculty Positions

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How to Apply

For full consideration, interested candidates must submit application materials electronically through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/128420):  
Please include the following materials in PDF format:

  • 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 U-M Concussion Center
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Research statement, including potential collaborators (2-3 pages)
  • Statement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (1 page)
  • Names and contact information for 3-5 references

As the hub of concussion-related activity for the U-M community, the Concussion Center is proud to be located in a renovated facility in the heart of the Ann Arbor campus, with immediate access to clinical research and wet lab space.

Click here for more information about the position and required qualifications, the U-M Concussion Center, and the University of Michigan.

Candidates will be evaluated starting October 2, 2023. Nominations, applications, and expressions of interest will be held in confidence, and references will be contacted only with the candidate's permission.

If you have any questions, please email concussioncenter@umich.edu or call (734) 647-4616.

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The University of Michigan Concussion Center invites nominations and applications for two tenure-track faculty positions to work at one of the world's preeminent research institutions. As one of the highest-ranked public universities in the nation, the Concussion Center is an international leader in research, clinical care, and education.

  • One faculty position is open rank (Assistant, Associate or full Professor)
  • One faculty position is at the Assistant Professor rank

We are seeking passionate concussion researchers to help the center by developing and sharing groundbreaking ideas that translate laboratory, clinic, and community observations into knowledge products that reduce concussion risk and improve outcomes in those affected by the injury.  The Concussion Center integrates our research, clinical, outreach & engagement cores to create novel solutions that advance concussion knowledge and protocols.  All research domains related to concussion will be considered, including candidates focusing on social and cultural health disparities.

Mission Statement

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are at the core of the U-M Concussion Center. We are unwavering in learning and accepting a diverse membership and fostering an inclusive community where everyone feels a sense of belonging. Varied perspectives fuel the innovation that enacts our mission of maximizing individual and societal health.

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 

Who We Are

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.  With more than $1.7 billion in annual research expenditures, U-M has the second largest research expenditure among all universities in the nation, in addition to an annual general fund budget of $2.8 billion and an endowment valued at more than $17 billion. Adjacent to the central campus, Michigan Medicine, with its hospitals, clinics, and satellite offices, along with the Medical School, and School of Nursing, comprise one of the finest health systems in the country.  The university's prominent athletic programs and outstanding teaching and research programs in medicine, engineering, and other related disciplines provide ideal collaborative opportunities for center faculty.

Required Qualifications*

Candidates must have the following qualifications:

  • PhD, MD, or similar terminal degree
  • Demonstrated (associate/ full professor) or potential for (assistant professor) nationally and internationally recognized research accomplishments and extramural funding
  • Depending on the field and home unit, evidence of teaching excellence

All schools, colleges, and units on the U-M Ann Arbor campus may be potential home units for successful applicants.  Primary school and departmental affiliation(s) will be determined by the applicant's qualifications and preferences and by the relevance of the applicant's research program to school and departmental strategic initiatives.  Clinical time for qualified practitioners will be optional based on candidate interest and/or unit requirements. We welcome candidates who are scientists in any area of concussion research, complementary to the existing expertise at U-M. For further information about the U-M Concussion Center, please visit https://concussion.umich.edu/

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.