[visionlist] Job posting: Assistant Professor, Chicago College of Optometry, Downers Grove, Illinois

Pablo de Gracia pablodegracia at gmail.com
Wed Apr 26 13:36:01 -05 2017

Position Title: Assistant Professor, PEDIATRICS/VISION THERAPY

(Full-time non-tenure track faculty position for the Chicago College of

*Job* *Description*


Candidates are expected to be highly knowledgeable in the field of
Pediatrics/Vision Therapy who can develop and teach courses and/or
laboratories in the subject area. The candidate must also be able to provide
direct patient care and clinical instruction to professional students as
well as residents, and be involved in interdisciplinary practice with other
educational professionals. 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:

a) Teaching

·          Developing and delivering lectures and/or laboratories for
Pediatrics/Vision Therapy and related areas, as assigned;

·          Embracing and enhancing the didactic philosophies in the O.D.

·          Maintaining and expanding the high quality clinical practice
environment for optometry students on rotation;

·          Precepting students on clinical rotation at the Midwestern
University Eye Institute-Downers Grove.

b) Service

·          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 optometry organizations;

·          Participating on College and University committees, as assigned;

·          Participating in College and University service activities.

c)     Scholarly activity

·          Engaging in research and scholarly activity, including
presentations at scientific meetings, research, and publication in
peer-reviewed journals sufficient to qualify for academic advancement in a
non-tenure track position.


Candidates must possess a Doctor of Optometry degree from an ACOE-accredited
institution, must have completed an advanced degree and/or ACOE-accredited
residency in Pediatrics/Vision Therapy and must be eligible for an Illinois
optometric license. Primary eye care clinical expertise is also required.

*Contact information:*

Interested applicants should forward a letter of interest and curriculum
vitae to Dr. Joshua Baker, Acting Dean, or Dr. Mary Lee, Vice President &
Chief Academic Officer, Pharmacy and Optometry Education; Midwestern
University, Chicago College of Optometry, 555 31st Street, Downers Grove,
IL 60515; e-mail:  jbaker at midwestern.edu or mleexx at midwestern.edu.

*Pablo de Gracia, Optometrist, PhD, FAAOAssistant ProfessorChicago College
of Optometry*
*Website <https://www.midwestern.edu/pablodegracia.html>*
Midwestern University
555 31st St, Downers Grove, IL 60515,USA
(office) 630-960-3039
(fax) 630-960-3013
(e-mail) pdegracia at midwestern.edu
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