The Niswonger College of Optometry at Tusculum University invites applications for a non-tenure track Founding Faculty appointment for all academic ranks. The Tusculum University College of Health Sciences includes schools of Nursing, Nurse Practitioner, Behavioral Health and Health Care Administration. The Physician Assistant and Optometry Colleges are currently seeking accreditation. The College of Optometry occupies the main portion of a newly constructed building devoted to the professional and STEM curricula.
Faculty members are developing a modern, medical curriculum designed for patient-centered health care in the evolving profession of a 21st century optometric physician. The translation of this medical curriculum into the education of competent, exceptional Optometric Physicians is the primary goal of the successful candidate. The University Health Center maintains affiliated clinics with Ballad Health, a major health care provider with 21 hospitals, as well as a multi-disciplinary on-campus clinic and the Reeves Eye Surgery Center. Opportunities exist in all aspects of optometry. Innovative teaching and mentoring methods in education are encouraged and assisted by a state of the art clinical teaching facility.
Founded in 1794, Tusculum University is the first institution of higher education in Tennessee, the twenty-eighth oldest in the nation, and the oldest coeducational institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Tusculum University provides a comprehensive education in a Judeo-Christian environment, grounded in a civic, liberal, and medical arts curriculum with pathways for career preparation, personal development and civic engagement. The Niswonger College of Optometry is housed within the College of Health Sciences for both undergraduate and graduate programs, joined by the School of Behavioral Health, the School of Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs.
Applicants should have an O.D. and/or Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree in a discipline related to optometry or its associated basic sciences and be eligible for a Tennessee optometric license. The completion of a residency is desired but not required. Equivalent clinical experience will be evaluated.
Responsibilities include: Clinical and didactic education of professional students; research and scholarly activity; university and community service and patient care in the University Health Center and/or regionally affiliated eye clinics and hospitals; development and delivery of the new curriculum, clinical policies and evaluation protocols.
Founded in 1794, Tusculum is the oldest institution of higher education in Tennessee, the twenty-eighth oldest in the nation, and the oldest coeducational institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA).
The wooded 140-acre Tusculum campus has nine buildings and the Tusculum Arch that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tusculum is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tusculum.
Tusculum University provides a comprehensive education in a Judeo-Christian environment, grounded in a civic, liberal, and medical arts curriculum with pathways for career preparation, personal development and civic engagement.
Located in Greeneville, Tennessee, Tusculum lies in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.
The city of Greeneville and Greene County have a combined population of over 65,000. Tusculum also maintains offices in Knoxville and Morristown, Tennessee, for Adult and Online... Studies.
Founded in 1783, Greeneville is Tennessee’s second oldest town and is located in one of the largest counties in the state. Greeneville offers the lifestyle and amenities of much larger towns while maintaining a small-town ambiance.
Thirty minutes to Johnson City, TN and Morristown, TN / One hour to Knoxville, TN, Bristol, TN/VA, and Asheville, NC / Four hours to Nashville, TN, and Atlanta, GA / Twelve hours to New York City, NY, and Orlando, FL. ATHLETICS:
Tusculum competes in the South Atlantic Conference of the NCAA Division II. Tusculum fields over 20 varsity sports teams, including: Baseball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Bowling, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Football, Men’s and Women’s Golf, Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Softball, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Beach Volleyball. Tusculum also offers 8 intramural sports tournaments during the academic year.