Assistant Professor, Optics- AZ- Arizona College of Optometry
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: ASSIS003187
Midwestern University provides graduate, and post graduate education in the health sciences on its campuses in Downers Grove, Illinois and Glendale, Arizona. The University excels by providing an interdisciplinary learning environment for students in a variety of health care disciplines, including osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies and others. The Glendale, Arizona Campus, located 15 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix, is 145 acres with state of the art facilities in a peaceful setting. The Arizona College of Optometry is looking for a faculty member who has a passion for teaching, enjoys working in a team environment and yearns to continue the tradition of excellence.
Position Title: Full-time tenure / non-tenure track faculty position
Candidates are expected to teach courses and/or laboratories in geometric, physical and visual optics, and vision science. Candidates must be willing to actively participate in curricular assessment, professional development, student counseling and service activities within the college, university and the scientific community. Successful candidates are also expected to be involved in research and scholarly activities, and have a sincere commitment to optometric education, community service and patient care. Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
Developing and delivering lectures and/or laboratories for optics, vision science courses and other related areas, as assigned;
Embracing and enhancing the didactic philosophies in the OD program;
Maintaining and expanding the high quality clinical practice environment for optometry students on rotation (if applicable);
Precepting students on clinical rotation at the Midwestern University Eye Institute-Glendale (if applicable);
Demonstration and development of accepted optometric business management concepts and practices to prepare the students for entry into practice (if applicable).
Helping to maintain and grow the state of the art optometry program with a strong interdisciplinary focus that meets the needs of patients in the surrounding community; is efficient, patient friendly, and cost-effective;
Working closely together with all optometry and ophthalmology faculty to provide a complete range of eye and vision care services;
Participating in leadership roles in state, regional, and national research/optometry organizations;
Participating on College and University committees, as assigned;
Participating in College and University service activities.
Engaging in scholarly activity, including presentations at scientific meetings, research, and publication in peer-reviewed journals sufficient to qualify for academic advancement in a tenure/non-tenure track position
For a tenure track faculty position, candidates must possess one of the following degrees: PhD or MS in Optics, Vision Science or related field. Preference will be given to candidates who also possess a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree from an ACOE-accredited institution and are eligible for an Arizona optometry license.
For a non-tenure track faculty position, candidates must possess a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree from an ACOE-accredited institution, must have completed an ACOE-accredited residency and/or advanced degree, and must be eligible for an Arizona optometry license.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit your application packet through Midwestern University’s online job board:
1. Visit midwestern.edu 2. In the Quick Links section, select “Employment at MWU” 3. Select “View Current Job Openings” 4. Select “Faculty” for job category and “Arizona Campus” for location 5. Note that although faculty positions are usually listed as Assistant Professor, initial appointment at a higher rank is possible based on the academic experience of the applicant. 6. Your online application should include a letter of intent and a curriculum vitae with the names and contact information (including email addresses) of at least three professional references.
Please send any additional questions to:
Alicia Feis, O.D., FAAO Dean, Arizona College of Optometry Midwestern University 19555 North 59th Avenue Glendale, AZ 85308 By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.