Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Optometry

University of California Berkeley School of Optometry

United States

Assistant, Associate Professor of Clinical Optometry - School of Optometry

Job #JPF02829
  • School of Optometry Dean / School of Optometry / UC Berkeley

Recruitment Period

Open March 11th, 2021 through Friday, Apr 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Optometry – School of Optometry

The School of Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for two Assistant or Associate Professor of Clinical Optometry positions with expected start dates as early as July 1, 2021. The scope of this search is broad, encompassing innovative areas of clinical eye and vision care and includes, but is not limited to, clinical binocular vision and disorders, glaucoma, low vision, myopia control, and pediatrics.

Applications are being accepted for two full-time faculty positions from academically qualified clinicians who would be engaged in teaching, clinical service, creative activities, and University and public service.

Basic Qualifications: At the time of application candidates must have an OD from an accredited institution (or equivalent international degree), plus evidence of advanced training or experience post-OD, for example a PhD, MPH, MSc, peer reviewed publications.

Additional Qualifications: Candidates should have three or more years of training and/or experience post OD (or equivalent international degree), a record of active participation and excellence in clinical teaching, evidence of a high level of competence in a clinical specialty and/or evidence of a high level of competence in clinical research. Candidates must have an active optometry license and maintain active licensure throughout their term of employment. Licensure in California is not a requirement to practice within the School’s clinics, but is preferred. To be eligible to work in the clinic, employees must comply with all UC Berkeley Optometry Clinic annual immunization and medical screening requirements, trainings, and University and School policies.

The appointee will be expected to teach professional level courses and actively participate in clinical training and teaching programs in both the professional (Doctor of Optometry) and graduate (PhD program in Vision Science) curricula. Activity in the following areas also will be encouraged: participation in investigations in basic, applied, or clinical sciences, supervision in residency programs, organization of clinic training programs, and University and public service. Appointees in the Professor of Clinical Optometry series are Academic Senate Faculty who may carry a heavier load of teaching and/or clinical service rather than research, as compared to appointees in the tenure track Professor series. A candidate for appointment or advancement in this series shall be judged by the following criteria: teaching, professional competence and activity, creative work, and University and public service.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their teaching, clinical practice, research, and/or service.

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.

The School of Optometry (https://optometry.berkeley.edu/) has outstanding clinical facilities, a large and diverse patient population, a Clinical Research Center, and many laboratories in the Vision Science graduate program (https://vision.berkeley.edu/) conducting research in patient based clinical research, clinical vision science, optics, ocular biology, molecular and cell biology, perception, visual neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and computational vision. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to interact and collaborate with members of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, and the Departments of Bioengineering, Computer Science, Biology and Psychology, amongst others.

Application materials should be submitted at the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF02596

Applicants are required to submit contact information for at least three letters of recommendation at the time of application. Letters of recommendation will be requested from those applicants still under consideration after the initial review of applications. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (https://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letters.

The application deadline is April 30, 2021, and all application materials must be received by that date. Interviewing will begin in late Spring 2021, and early application is encouraged.

For information about potential relocation to Berkeley or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Questions should be directed to Maria Alegria at malegria@berkeley.edu.

More information about this recruitment: https://optometry.berkeley.edu/

Application Requirements by Level

Assistant Professor of Clinical Optometry

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they currently have an OD from an accredited institution (or equivalent international degree), plus evidence of advanced training or experience post-OD. Individuals can also apply at this level if they currently hold or have held an Assistant Professor (or equivalent) faculty position at another institution or equivalent to Assistant Professor (i.e. at an international university). Applicants should provide contact information for three letters of reference. Letters of recommendation will be requested from those applicants still under consideration after the initial review of applications. Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • A statement of professional and teaching interests

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

  • Research interests and list of selected publications, if applicable (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Associate Professor of Clinical Optometry

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Currently hold or have held an Associate Professor (or equivalent) faculty position at another institution or equivalent to Associate Professor (i.e. at an international university). Serious consideration will be given to the candidate’s record in clinical teaching at the graduate level, evidence of distinguished clinical and professional expertise, and the candidate’s contributions to scholarly, creative, or administrative activities. Serious consideration will also be given to the candidate’s university and public service. Applicants should provide contact information for three letters of reference. Letters of recommendation will be requested from those applicants still under consideration after the initial review of applications. Please note that this level determination is only for application review purposes, not the ultimate appointment level of the finalist.

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • A statement of professional and teaching interests
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
  • Research interests and list of selected publications, if applicable (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Job location
  • Berkeley, California
 


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