UMSL College of Optometry
Faculty Positions Available
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.