Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Vision Science - (FAC001189)



The University of Houston (UH) seeks an outstanding biomedical research scientist to join other vision scientists on the faculty in the Department of Basic Sciences in its College of Optometry (http://www.opt.uh.edu/). A tenure-track position is open for a promising assistant, associate or full professor. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct a nationally recognized, independent, externally funded research program in vision science or relevant applied biomedical sciences.

All areas in basic and translational vision science will be considered. The ideal candidate for this position would be a basic or clinician scientist with expertise in investigations of disease models to study the pathophysiological mechanisms of disease, and in employing modern pharmacologic, physiologic, genetic, imaging or regenerative approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of major diseases and disorders affecting human vision (e.g. glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetes, myopia, strabismus, amblyopia).

The successful applicant will join a diverse group of vision scientists studying normal and abnormal visual processes in humans and in animal models, using a variety of approaches ranging from molecular and cellular, to behavioral, neurophysiological and optical. The research program is supported by a P30 core grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI), T35 training grant from the NEI support research training for professional students, support for graduate students and excellent state-of-the-art rodent and non-human primate research facilities. Existing biomedical research strengths within the College, University and the neighboring Texas Medical Center provide a unique environment for collaboration. A diverse patient base provides opportunities for patient-based or translational investigations.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience, and the startup package will be competitive. To apply, please send (1) a Curriculum Vitae, (2) a two-page description of research experience, current interests and projects and long-term goals, (3) a one to two page statement of teaching philosophy (4) representative reprints and (5) the names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration by the committee, applications should be received by November 1, 2020. Please contact, Dr. Vallabh E Das, Dept. Chair of Basic Sciences at vdas@Central.UH.EDU or Dr. Wendy Harrison, Search Committee Chair at wwharris@Central.UH.EDU , should you have any follow-up questions.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications :

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, postdoctoral experience and a record of high productivity at their current rank.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for all faculty appointments and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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