Faculty Recruitment

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

Join Us in Michigan Neurology

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 moved 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 9th 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.  

Dipole Modeling

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." 

Professional Life

Michigan Medicine 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, Michigan Medicine, 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 Go Blue Guide from Michigan Medicine is also a great resource to continue learning about working with Michigan Medicine. 

Living in Ann Arbor

As one of the most consistently ranked college towns for its active arts and culture and outdoor recreation, Ann Arbor is a great place to call home. Our faculty enjoy the theatre and performing arts and music offerings in town, as well as the ease of access to public transportation and the nearby Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), a Delta Airlines hub.

Detroit is also just a short drive away with access to a vibrant metropolitan center. Detroit offers professional sports and more arts and entertainment options, including visiting Broadway performances at beautiful locations like the Fox Theatre, and art exhibitions at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The city is also home to the world renowned Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the largest collection of African American art and artifacts at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

Many of our faculty choose to live right in Ann Arbor, though other neighboring communities are also popular with just a short commute. The Ann Arbor Observer's City Guide and the Destination Ann Arbor website are great additional resources to continue learning about life in Ann Arbor. 

Open Positions


Neuro-Oncology Position 

We have an outstanding opportunity for an experienced neuro-oncologist and neurologist to join and lead our thriving Neuro-Oncology Division within the Department of Neurology. The position is at the level of Associate Professor or Professor, likely in the clinical track, depending on the applicant’s qualifications.

The successful applicant will lead a well-established 3-physician team that practices within U-M’s Rogel 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 a dedicated physician assistant and nurses, and clinical trials are supported by Cancer Center leadership and by our well-established Clinical Trials Support Unit.


  • Commitment to excellence in patient care, research, and education 
  • Leadership skills
  • Board-certified or board eligible in neuro-oncology (UCNS)
  • Board-certified or board eligible in neurology (ACGME)


  • Provide outstanding outpatient care for patients with primary brain tumors and metastatic disease
  • Inpatient neuro-oncology consultations
  • Potential co-leadership of Neuro-oncology Clinical Research Team
  • Education of residents and fellows
  • Research program in neuro-oncology

General Neurologist 

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.

Elinor Levine Professorship in Dementia Research

We are seeking a candidate to fill the Elinor Levine Professorship in Dementia Research. We invite applications from or nominations of qualified candidates at the level of Associate or Full Professor with tenure. The ideal candidate will be a nationally recognized scholar with a successful track record of funding and strong publication record in dementia-related research. The Levine Professor will be expected to play a pivotal role in the NIH-funded Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (MADRC), which links dementia research and educational initiatives across Michigan’s three major research universities. The candidate is expected to maintain an independent research program in dementia, capitalizing on the MADRC’s rich resources including its diverse longitudinal cohort. If the successful candidate is a board-certified neurologist, they may also provide clinical care in the interdisciplinary U-M Cognitive Disorders Clinic, operating in close alliance with the U-M Geriatric Center.

Sleep Medicine Faculty

The Michigan Medicine Sleep Disorders Centers seek a new clinical-educator track faculty physician, at the clinical instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or full professor level. Applicants must be B.C. or B.E. in Sleep Medicine. Applicants must have completed residency training in any specialty that qualifies for board certification in sleep medicine.

The successful candidate will focus on provision of high-quality clinical care and education within a well-developed academic sleep medicine program that includes general as well as several subspecialized, multidisciplinary sleep clinics, and sleep laboratories at multiple sites. Teaching opportunities are anticipated, within an ACGME-approved sleep medicine fellowship. Opportunities for research are available through the Sleep Disorders Centers or the Center for Sleep Science, which involve more than 70 faculty, 18 departments, robust research programs, busy general and subspecialized clinical programs, clinical and research fellowship opportunities, and several T32 awards that can accommodate sleep research trainees.

Candidates should submit a CV, and a brief statement summarizing interests and objectives, addressed to Ronald D. Chervin, MD, MS, Director, Sleep Disorders Centers, via Sonya Siddique at sonyasid@umich.edu

Vascular Neurologist  

The Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan/Michigan Medicine is seeking a vascular neurologist to join our Cerebrovascular Disorders Division.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a well-established, collegial team dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality stroke care. We are a multidisciplinary stroke group that consists of ten vascular neurologists, one neurointensivist, four emergency medicine physicians, one clinic nurse practitioner, and two stroke fellows. We will consider applicants of all ranks.

Requirements include: A commitment to excellence in patient care and education, being board-certified or board eligible in vascular neurology, and being board-certified or board eligible in neurology. 

Responsibilities include: Attending on inpatient stroke service, participation in our acute stroke call pool, participation in our telestroke call pool, education of medical students, residents, and fellows, and outpatient outpatient care for patients with cerebrovascular disorders.

Clinical-Educator Track Faculty Physician in the Division of Neuromuscular Medicine

The University of Michigan Health Neuromuscular Medicine Division of the Department of Neurology seeks a new clinical-educator track faculty physician, at the clinical instructor, assistant professor, associate professor, or full professor level. Applicants must have completed residency training in neurology and a fellowship in neuromuscular medicine and be board eligible or board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and board eligible or board certified by the America Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM).

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a well-established, collegial Neuromuscular Division. The successful candidate will focus on providing high-quality clinical care and education within a well-developed neuromuscular program that includes general neuromuscular disorders as well neuromuscular subspeciality clinics, including the Pranger ALS Clinic. Teaching opportunities are available within an ACGME-approved neuromuscular medicine fellowship and large neurology residency. Opportunities for research are available through the neuromuscular program translational research program (www.mneuronet.org) and the ALS Center of Excellence (https://www.umich-als.org/).

Ann Arbor, MI is family-friendly city well known for its cultural offerings. Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan/University of Michigan Health, a leading clinical and research medical facility. It has been ranked highly as a preferred city because of its sporting, music, and active cultural life and welcoming natural setting. The Department of Neurology is a highly ranked academic department with a residency training program of 27 adult neurology residents and internationally renowned faculty.

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. Please e-mail your CV and brief summary to Brian Callaghan, MD, MS, Director, Neuromuscular Medicine, via Betsy Taylor.


Application Information

Dawn Kleindorfer, MD

The Department of Neurology seeks 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 Department Chair, Dawn Kleindorfer, MD, by way of Amy McKeighan

Michigan Medicine 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.  

If you would like to contact a faculty member, please contact our Faculty Recruitment Chair, Linda Selwa, MD