School of Optometry - Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor - Optometry and Vision Science

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

Job posting number: #7075354

Posted: February 22, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description
The School of Optometry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor faculty position. We seek applicants whose central research focuses on cutting-edge biomedical sciences applied to vision and the visual system. The school’s research program priorities include cellular and molecular biology of the eye, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, genetics, stem cell biology, biomedical optics and imaging, dry eye and contact lens, myopia, concussion, psychophysics and other topics. Current research strengths and opportunities include the study of hereditary retinal degenerations, retinal physiology, glaucoma, ocular surface diseases (dry eye), the development of refractive errors, biomedical imaging, visual brain function, and visual rehabilitation. Broader institutional strengths include neuroscience, aging, obesity, precision medicine, public health and health policy, and large-scale collaborative patient-based research.

Faculty rank and tenure status will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s academic qualifications, skills and experience. Applicants should hold a doctoral degree (OD, PhD, MD, or in combination) and have a track-record of research funding. Successful candidates are expected to develop and sustain an innovative research program with extramural funding support, preferentially from the NEI. Candidates are also expected to advance and contribute to the educational, service, and clinical missions of the school.

This is an exceptional opportunity pursue scholarly advances in knowledge and discovery related to vision and to engage in the education of optometrists and vision science graduate students at one of the leading optometry institutions in the country. The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Optometry is located within the university’s Medical Center where a lively multidisciplinary collaborative environment flourishes with established platforms for excellence in translational and patient-based research.

Required Qualifications
Applicants should hold a doctoral degree (OD, PhD, MD, or in combination) and have a track-record of research funding. Successful candidates are expected to develop and sustain an innovative research program with extramural funding support, preferentially from the NEI. Candidates are also expected to advance and contribute to the educational, service, and clinical missions of the school.

Preferred Qualifications
Applicants with current/ past leadership experience, or a desire to contribute to academic leadership in a meaningful way, are highly desired.



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