Director of Assessment

Tennessee, United States
$64,579.00 - $83,952.00
Apr 29, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Southern College of Optometry, one of the nation’s leading colleges of optometric education located in Memphis, Tennessee, is currently recruiting for a Director of Assessment. 


The Director of Assessment will develop, implement, and lead the College’s institutional assessment processes and assist all academic programs and academic and student support services in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of their outcomes.  The Director of Assessment will assist administrative offices of the College in planning processes and will be substantially involved in program and institutional accreditation processes.  This position reports to the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

 A complete job description and education/experience requirements, along with salary range are posted at  In addition to a competitive salary, the College offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical and dental insurance, free eye examinations, short and long-term disability and life insurance, 403b retirement savings plans (after appropriate waiting periods), generous PTO accrual based on years of service and 18 paid holidays.  Applications will be received electronically using the Apply button at the end of the posting on the website.

Southern College of Optometry is committed to preparing future generations of our nation’s optometrists to serve diverse patients and communities in the United States and around the world. In support of our mission to “educate the best possible healthcare providers,” SCO values the strengths that diversity and inclusion bring to the educational and healthcare experiences of our students.

SCO does not discriminate on any basis within our educational programs or in our employment practices. Our success as an academic institution requires an ongoing commitment to fostering an accepting and inclusive campus atmosphere because we recognize that each individual deserves to feel included and respected.


Memphis is a city located on the Mississippi River in southwestern Shelby County, Tennessee.  Its estimated 2019 population is 651,037, making it the second most populous city behind Nashville. 


Home to Tennessee's largest African American population, Memphis played a prominent role in the American Civil rights movement and was the site of Martin Luther King, Jr's 1968 assassination.  The city now hosts the National Civil Rights Museum—a Smithsonian affiliate institution. Since the civil rights era, Memphis has become one of the nation's leading commercial centers in transportation and logistics. Its largest employer is the multinational courier corporation FedEx, which maintains its global air hub at Memphis International Airport, making it the second-busiest cargo airport in the world.  In addition to being a global air cargo leader, the International Port of Memphis also hosts the fifth-busiest inland water port in the U.S., with access to the Mississippi River allowing shipments to arrive from around the world for conversion to train and trucking transport throughout the United States, making Memphis a multi-modal hub for trading goods for imports and exports despite its inland location.

Memphis is a regional center for commerce, education, media, art, and entertainment. It has long had a prominent music scene, with historic blues clubs on Beale Street originating the unique Memphis blues sound in the early 20th century. The city's music has continued to be shaped by a multicultural mix of influences: the blues, country, rock and roll, soul and hip-hop.  Memphis-style barbeque has achieved international prominence, and the city hosts the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, which attracts over 100,000 visitors to the city annually.

Memphis is also home to several educational institutions, including the University of Memphis, Rhodes College and LeMoyne-Owen College, the only HBCU in the city. Additionally, Memphis is the home of the NBA team, the Memphis Grizzlies and the Memphis Redbirds, the Triple A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals major league baseball team.