[visionlist] Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, PRIMARY CARE/OCULAR DISEASE Chicago College of Optometry

Position
Title: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, PRIMARY CARE/OCULAR DISEASE

Chicago
College of Optometry

                                                                                             (Full-time
tenure track or non-tenure track faculty position)

 

 

Job Description

 

Responsibilities:

 

Candidates are expected
to be highly knowledgeable in the field of Primary Eye Care and/or Ocular Disease.  A strong background in anatomy and physiology
with an interest in developing and teaching courses in the Ocular Anatomy and Physiology
sequence is preferred. 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 primary eye care,
ocular disease, ocular anatomy and
physiology, visual neuro-anatomy, 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; and

·       
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; and

·       
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 or tenure track position.

 

 

Qualifications:

 

Candidates must possess a Doctor of Optometry degree from an
ACOE-accredited institution, must have completed an ACOE-accredited residency, 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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