Michigan Concussion Center – Multiple Tenure Track Faculty Positions (Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor)



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Ann Arbor, MI




DEPARTMENT: Michigan Concussion Center

As the hub of concussion-related activity, the center is proud to be located in newly renovated facilities in the heart of campus with immediate access to clinical and wet lab research 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 on a rolling basis beginning August 15, 2021 and until all positions are filled. 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 [email protected] or call (734) 647-4616.

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Job SummaryThe University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, one of the highest-ranked public universities in the nation and one of the world’s preeminent research institutions, invites nominations and applications for three tenure track faculty positions:

  • 1 senior concussion faculty member (currently associate or full professor)
  • 2 junior concussion faculty members (currently PhD student, post-doc, medical resident/fellow, or assistant professor)

In 2018 the University of Michigan Concussion Center was awarded foundational support through President Mark Schlissel’s $150M Biosciences Initiative to establish itself as a global concussion leader. The Concussion Center integrates our research, clinical, and outreach & engagement cores to create novel solutions that advance concussion knowledge and protocols.

We are seeking passionate concussion researchers to help the center through the development and sharing of 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.  All research domains related to concussion will be considered, and in partnership with the university’s anti-racism hiring initiative, we are also interested in candidates that focus on social and cultural health disparities in concussion prevention, identification, and management.

Who We AreFounded 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 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. Adjacent to central campus, Michigan Medicine, with its hospitals, clinics, and satellite offices, Medical School, and School of Nursing, is one of the finest health systems in the country.  The university’s prominent athletic programs and outstanding academic 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
  • Candidates should have or demonstrate the potential for an outstanding record of research accomplishments, publications, and federal funding
  • Depending on field, evidence of teaching excellence

All campus departments and units may be a potential home unit for successful applicants.  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. Candidates with interest in social and cultural health disparities in concussion prevention, identification, and management are also encouraged to apply. For further information about the Concussion Center’s current research areas, please visit concussion.umich.edu.

Additional InformationWomen 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 DeadlineJob 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 StatementThe University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

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.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action employer.

How to apply

How to ApplyFor full consideration, interested candidates should submit the following materials electronically through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/88495

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

1. Cover letter

a. Statement indicating the preferred home unit(s) at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor campus

b. How the candidate will best contribute to the overall mission of the University of Michigan and the Concussion Center

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Research statement, including potential collaborators (up to 3 pages)

4. Statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (1 page)

5. Names and contact information for three to five references

A world-class research university. An exceptional health system. Great schools and museums, beautiful natural areas, and a robust arts community. Welcome to Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan: a partnership of “town and gown” that makes The Michigan Difference™ come to life.