Health Science Clinical Faculty Pool School of Optometry
Health Science Clinical Faculty Pool - School of Optometry
The School of Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley (optometry.berkeley.edu) invites applications for a pool of qualified health science clinical faculty members at the Clinical Instructor, Assistant, Associate, or Full Clinical Professor level to teach in the School of Optometry and/or Berkeley Optometry partner off-campus clinics, should an opening arise. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. Appointees will be eligible for advancement through the ranks of the Health Sciences Clinical Professor series, based on performance in teaching, professional activity, scholarly and creative activity, and service. The pool will remain in place for one calendar year; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the School of Optometry. Positions may range from 20% to 100% time.
The responsibilities of the health science clinical faculty members include teaching optometric student clinicians in the patient care environment, performing direct patient care when student clinicians are unavailable both on or off the UC Berkeley campus, or teaching optometric student clinicians the basics of eye examinations sequence in the pre-clinical environment. They may also perform service to the school and community through education or various outreach programs on or off the UC Berkeley campus. The School of Optometry has excellent clinical facilities and a large, diverse patient population. Over 70,000 patient visits are seen annually within our on campus clinic. About 65 optometry students are graduated annually.
Basic Qualifications: At the time of application candidates must have an OD, MD, DDS, DO, or NP from an accredited institution (or equivalent international degree).
Additional Qualifications: Candidates must be licensed in the State of California by their respective governing board by the start date and maintain active licensure throughout their term of employment. To be eligible to work, clinic employees must comply with all UC Berkeley Optometry Clinic annual immunization and medical screening requirements, trainings, and University and School policies.
Preferred Qualifications: Residency training and Clinical teaching experience are preferred but not required. To be eligible to work, clinic employees must comply with all UC Berkeley Optometry Clinic annual immunization and medical screening requirements, trainings, and University and School policies.
Candidates should provide the contact information for at least three, but not more than five references at the time of application. Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists. All letters submitted will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letters.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed for department needs, through March 31, 2021. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in May, and for spring semester in November (if applicable). The pool will close on March 31, 2021; if you would like to remain in the pool after that time you will need to submit a new application.
UC Berkeley School of Optometry seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, or community service has prepared them to contribute to diversity and excellence. The Department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
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