The College of Optometry at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis invites 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 appointments will be commensurate with prior experience, qualifications and individual interests. There is the possibility for a summer instructional assignment if mutually agreeable.
Applications are encouraged from a variety of areas including:
- Eye and Vision Research
- Sports Vision and Performance
- External Disease and 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 in the professional program and serve as a mentor for student research. The primary areas of emphasis depend upon prior accomplishments, qualifications and candidate interests.
Qualifications – All positions require:
- 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
- Commitment to effective dissemination of evidence based practice and translating research into clinical care and education.
- Demonstrated knowledge in area of emphasis and contemporary issues in optometry and healthcare.
The positions require a Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree, license to practice optometry in Missouri, a commitment to work with diverse student and patient populations, and 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 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: umsl.edu. The College of Optometry includes a 4-year professional degree (O.D.) program and postprofessional residency programs. For additional information about the College see: optometry.umsl.edu.
Those who wish to be considered a candidate for a position must provide an application that includes a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and a list of four professional references. Formal submissions via the University website: www.umsl.jobs. Applications will be accepted and reviewed immediately. The positions will remain open until filled.
Questions may be directed to:
Julie DeKinder, OD
Director, Academic Programs