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

Position Title: Assistant Professor, PEDIATRICS/VISION THERAPY

(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 Pediatrics/Vision Therapy
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 Pediatrics/Vision Therapy 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 Pediatrics/Vision Therapy 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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