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College of Optometry Assistant or Associate Clinical Professor (Non-tenure track)

University of Missouri - St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 14, 2024

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College of Optometry at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis

Job Description

The College of Optometry at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis invites applications for you to join our dynamic academic community. We seek caring and compassionate optometry educators and clinicians with expertise in a variety of areas including: Ocular and Systemic Disease including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, Primary Eye Care, Contact Lenses, Pediatric Optometry, Binocular Vision, Acquired Brain Injury, Ocular Surface Disease and Dry Eye.

If successful, you will receive a twelve-month, non-tenure track appointment. Initial rank for the full-time clinical appointment will be commensurate with prior experience, qualifications and individual interests.

Successful candidates will have the experience and skills to be able to contribute to the development, evaluation, and enhancement of optometric education, as well as to support the mission and strategic priorities of the College of Optometry. Faculty for clinical ranks are expected to provide instruction and service in the professional program and maintain a clinical practice for UMSL Eye Care and affiliated clinic partners. You may also serve as a mentor for student research. The primary area of emphasis depends upon prior accomplishments, qualifications, and your specific interests.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. The University will not sponsor applicants for this position for employment visas.


  • 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
Application Materials

Application materials should include a letter of interest addressing how your experience aligns with the qualifications required for this position, as well as our University of Missouri System Values (see below); your curriculum vita; and list of at least three contacts who can serve as references (for finalists only). Questions may be directed to Patrick Stark, OD, Search Committee Chair:

Other Information

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is a public, metropolitan land-grant institution committed to basic and applied research, teaching and service. For additional information about UMSL see:

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:

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

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