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 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.  

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


Tenure Track Research Oriented Vascular Neurologist 

The Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan/Michigan Medicine 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.


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


  • 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, and 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.

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.

Karp Chair in Movement Disorders

The Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan 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 new 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 amckeigh@med.umich.edu  


Application Information

Dawn Kleindorfer, MD

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, M.D., 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