[visionlist] Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, PRIMARY CARE/OCULAR DISEASE Chicago College of Optometry

Pablo de Gracia pablodegracia at gmail.com
Fri Jun 9 18:41:48 -05 2017

Position Title: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, PRIMARY CARE/OCULAR
DISEASE Chicago College of Optometry

                 (Full-time tenure track or non-tenure track faculty

*Job Description*


Candidates are expected to be highly knowledgeable in the field of Primary
Eye Care and/or Ocular Disease.  A strong background in anatomy and
physiology with an interest in developing and teaching courses in the
Ocular Anatomy and Physiology sequence is preferred. 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
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 primary
eye care, ocular disease, ocular anatomy and physiology, visual
neuro-anatomy, 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; and

·        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 or tenure track position.


Candidates must possess a Doctor of Optometry degree from an
ACOE-accredited institution, must have completed an ACOE-accredited
residency, 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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