Optical Faculty Pool HS Clinical Instructor or HS Assistant Clinical Professor School of Optometry
The University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry invites applications for a pool of qualified full time instructor/s in the school's eyewear dispensary should an opening arise. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. The instructor/s will be working directly with patients as well as teaching Doctor of Optometry candidates/students in opticianry skills. The pool will remain in place for one calendar year; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply.
The applicant we seek will be highly proficient and experienced in all aspects of dispensary operations and capable of providing effective guidance and instruction to our students in the context of a high volume optical department. The successful candidate will supervise students in our clinic, prepare and deliver seminars on a variety of relevant topics in concert with other instructors, and have primary responsibility for teaching and evaluating those students.
The UC Berkeley School of Optometry is recognized as one of the top professional schools in the nation. The Eyewear Clinic at UCBSO is very active, serving every day a large and diverse clientele, who expect the highest quality care. The successful applicant will be working in the Eyewear Center Clinic with a team of other dedicated professionals. 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.
UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family. Full time instructors in the Eyewear Center are UC faculty members, receiving an annual appointment, with commensurate salary, including University provided health care, generous vacation and retirement benefits. We are seeking people who wish to make a rewarding career of training the brightest of the next generation of optometrists in opticianry skills. Appointees will be eligible for advancement through the ranks of the Health Sciences Clinical Professor series, based on performance in teaching, professional activity, creative activity, and service.
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