[visionlist] Job posting: Assistant Professor, Chicago College of Optometry, Downers Grove, Illinois

Position Title: Assistant Professor, CONTACT LENSES

                        (Full-time non-tenure
track faculty position for the Chicago
College of Optometry)

 

Job Description

Responsibilities:

 

Candidates are expected to be highly knowledgeable in the field of
Cornea and Contact Lenses who can develop and teach courses and/or laboratories
in the subject area. The candidate must also be able to provide direct patient
care and clinical instruction to professional students as well as residents,
and be involved in interdisciplinary practice with other educational
professionals. Candidates must be willing to actively participate in curricular
assessment, professional development, student counseling and service activities
within the college, university and the scientific community. Successful
candidates are also expected to be involved in research and scholarly
activities, and have a sincere commitment to optometric education, community
service and patient care. Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

 

a)  Teaching

Developing and delivering
lectures and/or laboratories for cornea and contact lenses and related
areas, as assigned;

Embracing and enhancing the
didactic philosophies in the O.D. program;

Maintaining and expanding the
high quality clinical practice environment for optometry students on
rotation;

Precepting students on
clinical rotation at the Midwestern University Eye Institute-Downers
Grove.

 

b)  Service

Helping to maintain and grow
the state of the art optometry program with a strong interdisciplinary
focus that meets the needs of patients in the surrounding community; is
efficient, patient friendly, and cost-effective;

Working closely together with
all optometry and ophthalmology faculty to provide a complete range
of eye and vision care services;

Participating in leadership
roles in state, regional, and national optometry organizations;

Participating on College and
University committees, as assigned;

Participating in College and
University service activities.

 

c)  Scholarly
activity

Engaging in
research and scholarly activity, including presentations at scientific
meetings, research, and publication in peer-reviewed journals sufficient to
qualify for academic advancement in a non-tenure track position.

 

 

Qualifications:

 

Candidates must possess a Doctor of Optometry degree from an
ACOE-accredited institution, must have completed an advanced degree and/or
ACOE-accredited residency in Cornea and Contact Lens, and must be eligible for
an Illinois optometric license. Primary eye care clinical expertise is also
required.

 

Contact information:  Interested applicants should
forward a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Dr. Joshua Baker, Acting
Dean, or Dr. Mary Lee, Vice President & Chief Academic Officer, Pharmacy
and Optometry Education; Midwestern University, Chicago College of Optometry,
555 31st Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515; e-mail:  jbaker@midwestern.edu or mleexx@midwestern.edu.


Pablo de Gracia, Optometrist, PhD, FAAOAssistant ProfessorChicago College of Optometry

Website

Midwestern University555 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515,USA(office) 630-960-3039(fax) 630-960-3013

(e-mail) pdegracia@midwestern.edu

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