Western University of Health Sciences, a dynamic and innovative center for health care and veterinary education in Pomona, California, is headquarters to nine colleges – Optometry, Dental Medicine, Podiatric Medicine, Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Allied Health, Graduate Nursing, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine. The University values a diverse community and is committed to unparalleled excellence in its faculty, staff and students (www.westernu.edu).
The College of Optometry seeks applicants for full-time didactic and clinical faculty positions. Candidates should have a passion for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. The ideal candidate will be able to practice in optometry in California or the ability to obtain such licensure within 6 months of hire date.
The College of Optometry specifically seeks applicants with expertise and interest in the following areas:
Optics (physical, ophthalmic)
Human biology (cellular, pathology, microbiology, immunology)
Rehabilitation of the visual systems including optometric vision therapy, neuro-optometric rehabilitation, and vision rehabilitation
Interprofessional clinical patient care
The College of Optometry also seeks applicants for faculty positions that hold the following administrative appointments:
Assistant Dean of Clinical Education, to optimize the delivery of optometric education by supporting didactic and clinical education processes.
Chief of Vision Therapy Service, to lead the Vision Therapy Service at the University’s Eye Care Institute and within the community.
Salary and benefits are competitive. Requirements include attainment of a doctoral level degree such as O.D. and/or Ph.D.
Applicants should submit the following electronically to Mrs. Lori Suddarth, Director of Operations, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cover letter explaining how the applicant’s background meets the requirements for the desired position including examples of experience, philosophy, and goals.
Current curriculum vitae
Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2019.
Western University of Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer. Additional information can be found at: www.westernu.edu
Internal Number: NOV18
About Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry
Founded in 1977, Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California is an independent, non-profit university dedicated to educating a diverse student body of nearly 3,700 men and women enrolled in 21 programs in the human and animal health professions. The University consists of nine graduate health professions colleges, including: Osteopathic Medicine, Allied Health, Pharmacy, Graduate Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Dental Medicine, Optometry, Podiatric Medicine, and Graduate Biomedical Sciences.
The College of Optometry was established in 2007, differentiating itself by providing interprofessional education with other health professions, early entry into patient care, 21st century technology, and optometric rehabilitation including neuro-optometric and vision rehabilitation, vision therapy, and care for vulnerable populations.