• Department of Academic Medicine

  • Academic Recruiting Team

    Academic Medicine Recruitment: What We Do

    Recognizing the unique nuances of recruitment in academic medicine, Merritt Hawkins enlisted the expertise of three former medical school deans to establish a division dedicated to placing physicians and physician leaders in academic and research settings. Since those foundational days in 2012, we have created a culture of innovation and excellence in placing over 1,000 medical faculty, department chairs, laboratory directors and other leaders at top academic medical centers throughout the United States.

    Our ongoing goal is to match qualified clinicians with academic medicine jobs that involve training the next generation of physicians and advanced practitioners, while improving the health of the patients and communities they serve.

    Today, the Merritt Hawkins Department of Academic Medicine consists of over 30 seasoned recruiting consultants divided into four distinct specialty groups. Our clients and candidates benefit from having a team of recruiting consultants with expertise particular to academic medicine and their specialty need.

    Featured Job: Director Maternal-Fetal Medicine

    Unparalleled Access to Academic Physician Jobs

    We help candidates find academic healthcare jobs at every faculty and leadership level:

    • Clinical, core, and research faculty for all specialties (MD, DO, PhD, DDS, CRNA, CAA, NP, and PA)
    • Basic sciences faculty
    • Leadership roles
      - Junior leadership
      - Division leadership
      - Department leadership 
      - Executive leadership
      - Residency directors 
        Academic clients

      Access Academic Medicine Jobs with the Nation’s Top Institutions 

      Merritt Hawkins is privileged to work with some of the most prestigious health systems and
      medical schools in the country. These organizations have taken us through an arduous qualifying
      process to earn their business, which now allows us to offer clinical job seekers access to an unparalleled array of academic positions, including teaching, research, and practice opportunities.

      To the right is a sample of nationally ranked academic institutions with whom we have
      recently partnered. 

      Ready to advance your career in academic medicine? Call us at 855-224-9876 or connect with an
      academic recruitment specialist by filling out this form .

    • Academic Medicine Jobs

      Merritt Hawkins is a leading recruiter of physicians, advanced practitioners and healthcare executives, including academic medicine professionals. Search our healthcare jobs database for your next career opportunity.


    • Our Academic Medicine Advisory Council

      We are proud to partner with a prestigious Academic Medicine Advisory Council that provides deep and broad experiential insights in academic medicine.


    • Learn More

      Are you ready to move forward with your next academic medicine recruitment project? We have the information, industry-insight and expertise you need to get started.


    • During the entire process, I felt my recruiter was working on my behalf. She consulted with me regarding the offer and worked continually as a liaison until the offer was arranged to my satisfaction. I have already recommended Merritt Hawkins to a urologist colleague and I would absolutely work with them again. Keep up the amazing work!    

      Ehab Eltahawy, M.D., West Shore Urology, University of Michigan Health System