The College of Optometry at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis invites applications for full-time non-tenure track positions with an opportunity to join a dynamic and progressive academic community. We seek caring, compassionate optometry educators and clinicians with expertise in a variety of areas including: Ocular and Systemic Disease including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, Ophthalmic Optics, Primary Eye Care, Pediatric Optometry, Binocular Vision, Acquired Brain Injury, Ocular Surface Disease and Dry Eye.
Successful applicants will receive a twelve-month appointment.
• Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree, eligible for or active license to practice optometry in Missouri
• Experience with, or demonstrated potential to develop, innovative instructional strategies and technology
• Expertise in an area of emphasis and contemporary issues in optometry and healthcare
• Demonstrated experience in the effective dissemination of evidence-based practice and translating research into clinical care and education
• Experience teaching, providing clinical services to, and collaborating with students, patients, and colleagues from a wide variety of diverse backgrounds.
• License to practice optometry in Illinois
• Completed an ACOE-accredited residency to enter qualifications.
Application materials should include a letter of interest addressing how your experience aligns with the qualifications required for this position, as well as the University of Missouri System Values (see below); curriculum vita; and list of at least three contacts who can provide a letter of recommendation (for finalists only). Applications can be submitted via the University website: www.umsl.edu. Questions may be directed to Linda Marks, OD, Search Committee Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
For full consideration, please submit your applications by November 1, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.
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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
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. The University will not sponsor applicants for this position for employment visas.
The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers benefit-eligible employees a wide variety of benefits including: health, dental and vision coverage effective on the first day of employment, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents and employee and dependent life insurance. For more information about our benefits, please visit:
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