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Neurology Faculty Recruitment

As one of the first neurology departments in the country, we are proud to call the University of Michigan home. We hope you will join us in building our legacy.

Join the Neurology Department

Established in 1920, our department has been home to just six department chairs in our history. Many notable alumni have also been a part of our team, including nearly 10 who have gone on to chair leading institutions across the nation - including Massachusetts General Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Today, we support 80 full-time faculty, including 14 endowed professorships. Annually we experience more than 1,500 inpatient admissions, 4,500 inpatient consults and 50,000 outpatient visits.

We regularly receive some of the highest rankings across the nation in clinical care, education and research. In 2020, we ranked ninth in National Institute of Health Funding to United States Medical Schools by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, and 15th in the nation for care by U.S. News and World Report.

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We have a robust network of collaborations across the university. Current collaborations include those with the departments of Internal Medicine, Engineering, the School of Public Health, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. We also work closely with the nearby VA Hospital of Ann Arbor.

Many of our faculty also find that the people they work alongside truly make their professional experience.

When asked why he chose to work at Michigan, Dr. Doug Gelb shared, "During residency, I realized that I wanted to focus on teaching and patient care. Michigan promised to support such a career, and they have followed through on that commitment. It’s also nice to work in a department with so many people who are talented but low-key about it, and to live in a city where there’s so much to do, but it still feels so open."

Medical Campus aerial Yearly Work Volumes
1,500
Inpatient admissions
4,500
Inpatient consults
50,000
Outpatient visits
Professional Life

Michigan offers many great resources to support faculty. Some include the Fast Forward Medical Innovation Program which helps researchers navigate things such as patents and commercialization, and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development which connects faculty with guidance, resources and workshops across a variety of career tracks.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is a strong priority for our department and the university at large. Opportunities to engage with DEI work both personally and professionally is continually available, and a contribution toward this work is evaluated in promotions.

The university offers a very supportive benefit package. You can find more information about this through U-M Human Resources. The Our Community section on the website is also a great resource to continue learning about working with U-M Medical School.

Living in Ann Arbor

As one of the most consistently ranked college towns for its active arts, culture and outdoor recreation, Ann Arbor is a great place to call home.

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Open Positions

The Multiple sclerosis/Neuroimmunology Division within the Department of Neurology is seeking a fellowship-trained multiple sclerosis specialist/clinical neuroimmunologist to join our well-established team of experts.

The Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center is committed to the advancement of comprehensive and personalized treatment for people with MS and other autoimmune conditions of the nervous system. As a designated National Multiple Sclerosis Society Partner in Care/Comprehensive Care Center, the U-M MS Center prioritizes interdisciplinary approaches to advance the detection and treatment of MS and its consequences.

Applicants who have completed (or are on track to complete) formalized clinical fellowship training in MS/Clinical Neuroimmunology are eligible to apply. Candidates must also be board-certified or board eligible in neurology. The ideal applicant should demonstrate enthusiasm for interdisciplinary patient care and medical education, with proficiency in the diagnosis and management of a variety of autoimmune disorders of the central nervous system including but not limited to multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, neurosarcoidosis, MOG Antibody Disease, neuro-sjogren’s syndrome, CNS vasculitis, and other autoimmune encephalitides.

Responsibilities primarily include outpatient care of neuroimmunology patients at Michigan Medicine, and preceptorship and education of medical students, residents and fellows. Potential to participate in clinical research and clinical activities through the Ann Arbor VA also exists. Please email your CV and a brief summary to Dr. Dawn Kleindorfer, Chair of Neurology, [email protected].

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan is seeking a tenure-track/tenured (research-oriented) vascular neurologist to join our Vascular Neurology Division.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a well-established, collegial team. Our stroke group includes eleven vascular neurologists, one nurse practitioner (outpatient), and two stroke fellows. Our research focuses include health equity, stroke epidemiology, clinical trials, health services research, and basic science, among others. We welcome applicants who would like to collaborate in these areas or bring their own areas of interest. We anticipate the successful candidate will be qualified for appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor of Neurology level and will have a strong methodological background and experience with research. Career development grant track applicants are encouraged to apply. Startup funding will be commensurate with the candidate's interests and needs.

Requirements:

  • Board-certified or board eligible in vascular neurology
  • Board-certified or board eligible in neurology
  • Commitment to scientific discovery and team science

Responsibilities:

  • Develop/sustain an independent research program
  • Provide stroke clinical care
  • Educate medical students, residents, and fellows

Please submit your Curriculum Vitae (CV). In addition, we recognize that people are defined by more than their CV. Thus, we welcome a brief summary that highlights the candidate's significant accomplishments, contributions, and ongoing efforts. Inclusion of a statement that addresses any prior experience or potential contributions to promoting diversity is also of interest. Please forward the information, CV, and brief summary, to Dr. Lewis Morgenstern.

Ann Arbor has been ranked highly as a preferred city because of its sporting, music, active cultural life, and welcoming natural setting. The Neurology residency and Vascular Neurology fellowship offer the candidate the opportunity to work with highly motivated and skilled trainees.

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan is seeking a neurologist to join our Neuromuscular Division. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a well-established, collegial team dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality care. Our group consists of nine neuromuscular physicians. We will consider applicants of all ranks.

Requirements:

  • Commitment to excellence in patient care and education
  • Board-certified or board eligible in neuromuscular neurology and/or electrodiagnostic medicine
  • Board-certified or board eligible in neurology

Responsibilities:

  • Neuromuscular Clinic
  • EMG Clinic
  • Education of medical students, residents, and fellows

Please submit your Curriculum Vitae (CV). In addition, we recognize that people are defined by more than their CV. Thus, we welcome a brief summary that highlights your significant accomplishments, contributions, and ongoing efforts. Inclusion of a statement that addresses any prior experience or potential contributions to promoting diversity is also of interest.

Please email your CV and brief summary to Dr. Dawn Kleindorfer, Chair of Neurology, [email protected].

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The University of Michigan has an outstanding opportunity for a neuro-oncologist to join our thriving Neuro-Oncology Division within the Department of Neurology. The position is at the level of Assistant, Associate Professor or Professor, likely in the clinical track, depending on the applicant’s qualifications. The successful applicant will join a 2-physician team that practices within UM’s Rogel Cancer Center, which is an NCI-designated Cancer Center.

Our team collaborates with outstanding experts in brain tumor surgery, radiation oncology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, pediatric neuro-oncology and translational brain tumor research. The clinical work is supported by two dedicated physician assistants and nurses, and clinical trials are supported by Cancer Center leadership and by our well-established Clinical Trials Support Unit.

Requirements:

  • Commitment to excellence in patient care, research, and education
  • Leadership skills
  • MD or equivalent degree
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.A
  • Eligible for licensing in the state of Michigan
  • Board-certified or board eligible in neuro-oncology (UCNS)

Responsibilities:

  • Provide outstanding outpatient care for patients with primary brain tumors and metastatic disease
  • Inpatient neuro-oncology consultations
  • Potential leadership of the Neuro-oncology Division for qualified candidates
  • Education of residents and fellows
  • Research participation in neuro-oncology clinical trials

Please email your CV and brief summary to Dr. Dawn Kleindorfer, Chair of Neurology, [email protected].

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The University of Michigan Medical School seeks a well-trained epileptologist, for a clinical academic position to join a group of 11 Epilepsy specialists with a busy pre-surgical program, significant available health services research endeavor, and inpatient monitoring service. We have 6 fellows per year, and teaching will be an important part of this role. The job can be adjusted to the interests of the applicant, but is a full-time clinical position projected to include some ambulatory epilepsy care, inpatient epilepsy/ICU monitoring, pre-surgical evaluation, intraoperative monitoring (IOM), and being part of a team for neuromodulation therapies after implantation. The position is a full-time clinical effort (80% with 20% administrative time) including:

  • Outpatient epilepsy clinic
  • Inpatient epilepsy monitoring (ICU, diagnostic and presurgical)
  • Outpatient EEG analysis
  • Involvement with IOM, mapping, and post implantation care

Minimum Requirements:

  • MD or MD/PhD degrees or equivalent
  • Eligible to work in the United States and to be licensed in the State of Michigan
  • Completion of an ACGME accredited fellowship in epilepsy or clinical neurophysiology

Preferred Requirements:

  • Some prior experience with mapping and IOM, although IOM training can be offered on site
  • Training in presurgical evaluations
  • Training in VNS applications
  • Enthusiasm for teaching fellows and residents in an academic setting

Please email your CV and brief summary to Dr. Dawn Kleindorfer, Chair of Neurology, [email protected].

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

We are looking for a talented academic clinician to join our outstanding group of general neurologists.

The applicant should be well-trained and preferably board certified by the ABPN, although early board eligible candidates are also valued. The position is supported by an experienced team of medical assistants, nurses and a nurse practitioner, and would join a group of renowned neurologists with varied expertise in headache, neurophysiology, or hospital medicine. We have the capacity to accommodate a number of different job descriptions, including ambulatory only, ambulatory and remote teleneurology consultations, or ambulatory and hospital medicine hybrid positions. There are ample opportunities for teaching of residents and medical students, and significant opportunities for collaborative research in health services and quality.

We are excited about diverse candidates with a wide variety of experiences that would add strength to our current team, and most dedicated to candidates who are passionate about delivering the best care and advocacy for our patients.

Please email your CV and brief summary to Dr. Dawn Kleindorfer, Chair of Neurology, [email protected].

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The Department of Neurology seeks a fellowship-trained and ABPN-certified academic Movement Disorders neurologist for appointment in the tenure track at the associate or full professor level. This position is supported in part by a newly endowed professorship (Karp Chair in Movement Disorders). Qualified candidates may also have an opportunity for shared leadership responsibility within a large and highly productive Division of Movement Disorders.

The successful candidate should have a national or international reputation in Parkinson’s disease or Movement Disorders research, with an active research program, track record of extramural funding, and mentorship leading to trainees obtaining extramural funding. The candidate may also have responsibilities for teaching, supervising, and mentoring of medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty. Leadership responsibilities include administrative oversight of the research activities of the Division.

The University of Michigan Division of Movement Disorders has 3 endowed professorships, 9 full-time faculty, 1-2 fellows annually, and robust clinical, education, and research programs. Movement Disorders faculty see approximately 6000 patient-visits per year, direct Deep Brain Stimulation programs at the University Hospital and affiliated VA, and staff Chemodenervation and Ataxia Clinics. The Division conducts a wide range of research activities across the translational spectrum from basic research to clinical trials, and is home to both a Udall and a Parkinson Foundation Research Center of Excellence.

Interested applicants should send a brief statement of interest and a copy of their CV addressed to Dr. Roger Albin, Co-Chair, Movement Disorders Division, by email to Amy McKeighan at [email protected].

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Application Information

We seek to recruit faculty in numerous specialties of clinical neuroscience. As part of your application, please submit a brief summary of your future goals and your past significant accomplishments or contributions relevant to this position. This summary should be up to one page and include any relevant significant prior research, teaching, clinical/QI, or service ongoing effort or achievements. In addition, we also request a statement that addresses any prior experience with or potential contributions to promoting diversity. Please submit your application materials, along with a copy of your CV, addressed to Chair, Dawn Kleindorfer, MD, by way of Amy McKeighan.

The University of Michigan Medical School seeks to recruit a diverse workforce to serve our diverse community and to promote excellence in our research, teaching and clinical missions by hiring individuals with a variety of experiences and viewpoints. We encourage applications from all groups including those typically underrepresented in academic medicine - women, minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Contact Us
Amy McKeighan
Administrative Specialist - Faculty Affairs

Phone: 734-476-9470

To contact a faculty member, please contact our Faculty Recruitment Chair, Linda Selwa, MD at [email protected].

Why I chose to work at U-M

During residency, I realized that I wanted to focus on teaching and patient care. Michigan promised to support such a career, and they have followed through on that commitment. It’s also nice to work in a department with so many people who are talented but low-key about it, and to live in a city where there’s so much to do, but it still feels so open.

Clinical Professor, Neurology; Associate Chair, Education