Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor (non-tenure-track)
The College of Optometry at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis invites applicants for up to two full-time faculty positions. Successful applicants will receive a nine-month appointment. Initial rank will be commensurate with prior experience, qualifications and individual interests. There is the possibility for a summer instructional assignment if mutually agreeable. Desired areas of emphasis include but are not limited to cornea and contact lenses, adult and pediatric eye care, vision performance/sports vision and ocular and systemic disease.
Responsibilities: Successful candidates will be expected to provide didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction. The positions require a commitment to working with diverse student and patient populations within college operated and affiliated clinics. Candidates should be willing to explore alternative teaching styles in the classrooms such as learner-centered and case-based approaches.
Qualifications:The position requires a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree and license to practice optometry in Missouri. A license to practice in Illinois is highly desirable. Candidates with a Masters or Doctoral Degree or who have completed an ACOE-accredited residency are desired. Successful candidates will demonstrate a sincere commitment to evidence based optometric education, research/scholarship, community service and patient care in a variety of environments.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis is a public, metropolitan land-grant institution committed to basic and applied research, teaching and service with 17,000 students and 1,325 full and part-time faculty members. UMSL is the largest university in the St. Louis region and the 3rd largest in Missouri with 131 degree and associate programs. For additional information about UMSL see http://www.umsl.edu
The College of Optometry includes a 4-year professional degree (O.D.) program and post-professional residency programs. For additional information about the College see: http://optometry.umsl.edu
Those who wish to be considered a candidate for a position must provide an application that includes a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and a list of four professional references. Formal submissions must be done via the University website: www.umsl.jobs .
Applications will be accepted and reviewed immediately. The positions will remain open until filled. Please apply online at www.umsl.jobs to be considered.
Questions may be directed to:
Julie DeKinder, OD
Director, Academic Programs
UMSL is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.
The University of Missouri?St. Louis (UMSL, commonly pronounced ""uhm-suhl"") is one of four universities in the University of Missouri System. Established in 1963, it is the newest university in the UM System, it is the largest university by enrollment in the St. Louis area with 16,809 students. UMSL's campus is located on the former grounds of the Bellerive Country Club in Saint Louis County, Mi...ssouri, United States, within the municipalities of Bellerive, Bel-Nor and Normandy. Additional facilities are located at the former site of Marillac College. UMSL is proud of its motivated, active student body, which consists of over 13,000 undergraduates and 3,500 graduate and professional degree seeing students. UMSL is home to 1,447 faculty members who deliver 54 bachelor's degree programs, 37 master's degree programs, 15 doctoral degree programs and the only professional degree in optometry in Missouri. UMSL provides 24 graduate certificate programs and two education specialist programs. Express Scripts, is the largest corporation in the country, has its headquarters located on a college campus. Express Scripts has 2,500 employees working on the UMSL campus.