Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry
Location: Big Rapids, Michigan
Academic / Faculty
Academic / Research
College / University
Salary plus a comprehensive benefit package
Internal Number: MCO PC Faculty 2
Full-time 12-month tenure-track faculty position. Responsible for teaching in laboratory, classroom, and clinic. The candidate will be expected to develop in the areas of patient care, teaching/advising, scholarly/professional activities, and service.
Teaching in the classroom to present elements of the optometric curriculum including primary care optometry, contact lenses, anterior segment disease, posterior segment disease, neuro optometry, pediatrics, practice management, and public health, depending on need, interest, and expertise.
Laboratory appointments where didactic information is translated into hands-on labs where students learn to be optometric clinicians.
Seeing patients in an oversight capacity with students in the various clinics of the University Eye Center (UEC).
Engagement in optometric research that expands the standards of optometric care, creates knowledge in the optometric profession, and involves students, enabling them to learn about research and include it in the expertise they obtain from the OD program.
Demonstration of an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which may include advising students, orientation and registration of students, participation in University committees, keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance (ex. reporting initial student participation data and submitting final grades on time). Faculty members may be required to teach off-campus or asynchronously, and/or take after-hours clinical calls.
Required Education: At the time of appointment, the applicant must hold the Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree and must either have completed an accredited optometric residency or have an equivalent degree or experience in patient care.
Required Work Experience: At least one year of residency experience, or 5 years of consistent clinical experience post-graduation if no residency was completed, or commensurate work/professional experience.
Required License/Certifications: At the time of appointment, the applicant must have or be eligible to obtain a Michigan optometry license with DPA and TPA certifications, and be eligible for appointment to the clinical staff of the college.
About Ferris State University Michigan College of Optometry
The Michigan College of Optometry prepares doctoral and post-doctoral students for successful careers as optometric health care leaders serving patients and society with integrity and professionalism. The program serves the health care needs of the public through its research, scholarly activity, evidence based clinical education and patient-centered care. We do this through the hard work of dedicated staff and outstanding faculty to meet the needs of today’s learner.
MCO has a unique combination of smaller class sizes and a beautiful facility that is designed for collaborative learning and offers advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technology. We strive to educate optometrists who will be at the forefront of patient care throughout their careers.