VisionScienceList: Positions in Optometry and Vision Science

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Date: Fri Aug 18 2000 - 07:53:38 PDT

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    Aston University
    School of Life and Health Sciences
    Optometry and Vision Sciences
    Reader/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer
    Lecturers from 16,655 to 29,048 p.a., and exceptionally to 32,457 p.a.
    Senior Lecturer/Readership salaries range from 30,496 to 34,464 p.a., and
    exceptionally to 37,257 p.a.

    The School of Life and Health Sciences, comprising Optometry, Psychology,
    Aston Pharmacy School and Human Biology, is seeking to make a key
    appointment in order to develop and consolidate its position in research
    and teaching. Research will take place within the Neurosciences Research
    Institute (NRI) which currently encompasses four research groups:
    Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, Psychophysics, Clinical Neurophysiology
    and Psychology. Teaching supports the undergraduate BSc Honours programme
    in Optometry which is currently one of the largest in the UK. There is an
    active programme for the substantial development and extension of
    postgraduate professional education and training in optometry. Appointees
    will be required to participate in teaching, research and administration in
    optometry and vision sciences. Consideration will be given to any aspect
    of activity in optometry and vision sciences. For Senior
    Lecturer/Readership level clear evidence of international standing in
    research will be required. Optometrists should be registered with the
    General Optical Council. Terms of appointment will depend on the background
    and experience of particular candidates. The minimum period for which
    lecturers are normally appointed is five years, with the possibility of
    subsequent transfer to a continuing appointment.

    Informal enquiries to Professor Bernard Gilmartin, Deputy Director of NRI,
    (Tel. 0121 359 3611 ext.5159; e-mail and Mr Derek
    Barnes, Director of Undergraduate Studies, (ext. 5153/5164; Website:

    Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from: the
    Personnel Officer, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET
    (quoting Ref: AOO/117). Tel: 0121 359 0870 (24-hour answerphone); e-mail:

    Closing date for applications: 29th September 2000 (Ref: AOO/117)

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