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

Pablo de Gracia pablodegracia at gmail.com
Wed Apr 26 14:38:59 -05 2017

*Position Title: **Assistant Professor, CONTACT LENSES*

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

*Job Description*


Candidates are expected to be highly knowledgeable in the field of Cornea
and Contact Lenses 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 cornea and
   contact lenses and related areas, as assigned;
   - Embracing and enhancing the didactic philosophies in the O.D. program;
   - 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
   - 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


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 Cornea and Contact Lens, 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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