UMSL College of Optometry Assistant Clinical Professor (non-tenure track) Various Areas of Emphasis

University of Missouri - St. Louis
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 17, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Dentistry, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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UMSL College of Optometry

Assistant Clinical Professor


Various Areas of Emphasis

The College of Optometry at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis invite applications for full-time non-tenure track positions with an opportunity to join a dynamic and progressive academic community. Successful applicants will receive a nine-month appointment. Initial rank for the full-time clinical appointment will be commensurate with prior experience, qualifications and individual interests. There is the possibility for a summer research or instructional assignment if mutually agreeable.

Applications are encouraged from a variety of areas including:

Low Vision, Vision Rehabilitation

Pediatric Optometry, Binocular Vision, Acquired Brain Injury

Ocular Surface Disease, Dry Eye

Ocular and Systemic Disease including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures

Primary Eye Care

Responsibilities: Successful candidates 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. They may also serve as a mentor for student research. The primary area of emphasis depends upon prior accomplishments, qualifications and candidate interests.

Qualifications Required:

Ability to contribute to the development, evaluation, and enhancement of optometric education.

Ability to contribute to the mission and strategic priorities of the College of Optometry.

Open to development and use of innovative instructional strategies and technology.

Knowledge in area of emphasis and contemporary issues in optometry and health care.

Commitment to effective dissemination of evidence-based practice and translating research into clinical care and education.

Commitment to foster an inclusive college community for all students, patients, staff and faculty.

The position requires a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. Applicants need to be eligible for or have an active license to practice optometry in Missouri. Applicants must have a commitment to alternative teaching styles such as learner-centered and case-based approaches. A license to practice in Illinois is desirable. Candidates with a Masters or Doctoral Degree with a record of scholarship or who have completed an Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE)-accredited residency are preferred.

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is a public, metropolitan land-grant institution committed to basic and applied research, teaching and service with 17,000 students and 1,325 full and part-time faculty members. UMSL is the largest university in the St. Louis region and the 3rd largest in Missouri with 131 degree and associate programs. 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: .

Those who wish to be considered a candidate for a position must provide an application that includes a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, commitment to diversity statement and a list of four professional references. Formal submissions via the University website: . Applications will be accepted and reviewed immediately. The positions will remain open until filled.

Questions may be directed to:

Julie DeKinder, OD

Director, Academic and Residency Programs

The University of Missouri-Saint Louis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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