The University of Michigan School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is seeking outstanding candidates for two tenure-track physician-scientist faculty positions. The first is for a physician with dual fellowship training in uveitis and vitreoretinal surgery and a research focus on uveitis and ocular inflammation. The second is for a physician with fellowship training in medical retina and a research focus on basic mechanisms of age-related macular degeneration and related diseases. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a clinical practice and an independent research program in visual sciences with a primary appointment in the Department of Ophthalmology and a joint appointment in an appropriate basic science department. Applicants focused on translational study of disease mechanisms are sought. Candidates applying for the rank of assistant or associate professor are particularly encouraged to apply.
The candidate will be expected to participate in research and graduate education as well as in departmental efforts in education in ophthalmology and visual sciences. Additional teaching duties may be associated with a joint appointment in a basic science department. The University of Michigan Medical School provides an outstanding academic environment for all areas of biomedical sciences and has for many years been a leading center for research in ophthalmology and visual sciences. Vision research at the University of Michigan is supported by a Vision Core grant supporting outstanding facilities and an NEI-funded training grant for graduate students and fellows in eye research. The University is located in beautiful Ann Arbor, MI, with a vibrant and diverse community.
The position is for the instructional tenure track and is full-time. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and academic credentials. Please address inquires and send cover letter and curriculum vitae to Ms. Wendy Mrdjenovich firstname.lastname@example.org and cc Shannan Saltz, Department Faculty Affairs Office, at email@example.com.
Successful candidates will have an MD ± PhD degree, or equivalent, in areas as described above. Documentation of scholarly ability and achievement (record of publications in peer-reviewed journals; record of acquisition of external funding for research programs, detailed research plan, collaborative research experience) is expected. Preferred candidates will have a demonstrated interest in graduate and post-doctoral education and possess the critical teaching skills.
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Additional Salary Information: Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and academic credentials.