The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry invites applicants for faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, non-tenure track. Faculty rank will be commensurate with the successful candidates' academic qualifications, skills and experience. Professional clinical educators are sought in the areas of Ocular Disease, Primary Care, and other specialties. Successful candidates will be expected to advance and contribute to the educational, clinical, service and research/scholarship mission and objectives of the School.
Classroom (didactic) and clinical laboratory teaching within the UAB School of Optometry professional program.
Supervision of student-delivered patient care within UAB Eye Care and its affiliated clinics.
Participation in continued professional development activities.
Participation in scholarly activity and service to the school, university, and profession.
Must have a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree from an accredited school or college of optometry. Preference will be given to applicants with advanced training or degrees such as PhD, MPH, or MS.
Eligible for licensure to practice the full scope of Optometry in the state of Alabama.
Completion of a residency/fellowship program or a minimum of three years equivalent clinical experience.
To apply, applicants should submit their curriculum vitae including names and addresses of at least three professional references, and a statement of clinical, teaching and scholarly interests to: http://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/4485. Applicants will be considered until faculty positions are filled. Contact Dr. Kelly Nichols, Dean, UAB School of Optometry, at 205-975-9935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the positions.
This is an exceptional opportunity to both engage in the education of optometry students and establish or continue scholarly and clinical advancements in all areas related to optometry and vision science within a top rated urban university. As one of the premier optometry programs in the nation, UAB School of Optometry was the first in the U.S. to be fully integrated into an academic medical health center. This not only creates opportunity for clinical and research collaborations, but also provides a platform for excellence in patient care. Small classes of no more than 50 students provide a family-like environment within the broad network of academic and clinical resources offered by UAB including unique combined degree programs: OD/MS, OD/MBA, OD/MPH, and OD/PhD. The UAB School of Optometry features newly renovated, state of the art teaching, pre-clinical, laboratory, and learning spaces.
UAB is a research university and academic health center that discovers, teaches, and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social, and economic benefit of Birmingham, the state, and beyond. UAB is internationally renowned for its intensely collaborative culture that has — for more than five decades — produced breakthroughs in education, health care, research, and service. UAB was recently ranked #1 in the United States, and in the top 10 worldwide, in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2018 Young University Rankings. Spanning more than 100 city blocks, UAB enrolls more than 21,000 students and is the state of Alabama's largest single employer with some 23,000 employees and has an annual, state-wide economic impact exceeding $7.15 billion. UAB is currently ranked in the top four percent in federal funding among public universities. With more than 75 active vision scientists across six schools and 11 departments and an ongoing 37 year history of core grant support, vision research at UAB is highly collaborative and productive, with strong institutional and extramural support.
UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.
A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.
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About University of Alabama at Birmingham
The New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts, is the oldest continually operating college of optometry in the United States.