[visionlist] Faculty positions at University of Houston College of Optometry

Frishman, Laura J lfrishma at Central.UH.EDU
Thu Oct 15 10:58:35 -04 2020

Tenure-track positions in Vision Science at the College of Optometry, University of Houston
Dear Vision Science community,
After a pause last year due to the pandemic, we are resuming hiring once again! These job ads are the same as those we posted last year and candidates who applied last year do not need to apply again as their applications are ported over. New candidates are invited to apply for these positions as there are multiple openings within each position.
The University of Houston (UH) seeks outstanding biomedical research scientists to join other vision scientists on the faculty in the Department of Vision Sciences in its College of Optometry (http://www.opt.uh.edu/). Tenure-track positions are open for a promising assistant, associate or full professor. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct a nationally recognized, independent, externally funded research program in vision science or relevant applied biomedical sciences.
The position descriptions are as follows:
1)    All areas in basic and translational vision science will be considered. The ideal candidate for this position would be a basic or clinician scientist with expertise in investigations of disease models to study the pathophysiological mechanisms of disease, and in employing modern pharmacologic, physiologic, genetic, imaging, artificial intelligence/machine learning or regenerative approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of major diseases and disorders affecting human vision (e.g. glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetes, myopia, strabismus, amblyopia). For additional details and to apply, please use the following link for this position.
2)    All areas in basic and translational vision science will be considered. The ideal candidate for this position would carry out behavioral, physiological, and/or imaging studies in any aspect of vision from sensation to action in humans or nonhuman primate models. Candidates whose expertise include topics related to monocular or binocular spatial and temporal vision; neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, pharmacology as related to vision science are especially encouraged to apply. For additional details and to apply, please use the following link for this position.
 The applicant would teach aspects of vision science that complement their research area, in our College's optometry curriculum and graduate program in physiological optics and vision science. The successful applicant will join a diverse group of vision scientists studying normal and abnormal visual processes in humans and in animal models, using a variety of approaches ranging from molecular and cellular, to behavioral, neurophysiological and optical. The research program is supported by a P30 core grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI), T35 training grant from the NEI support research training for professional students, support for graduate students and excellent state-of-the-art rodent and non-human primate research facilities. Existing biomedical research strengths within the College, University and the neighboring Texas Medical Center provide a unique environment for collaboration. A diverse patient base provides opportunities for patient-based or translational investigations.
Salary and rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience, and the startup package will be competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For fullest consideration by the committee, applications should be received by November 1, 2020.
Please contact, Dr. Vallabh Das, Dept. Chair of Vision Sciences at vdas at Central.UH.EDU<mailto:vdas at Central.UH.EDU> or Dr. Wendy Harrison, Search Committee Chair at wwharris at Central.UH.EDU<mailto:wwharris at Central.UH.EDU>, should you have any follow-up questions.
The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Thank you,

Vallabh Das
Vallabh Das, PhD
Benedict-Pitts Professor
Chair, Department of Vision Sciences, College of Optometry

President-Elect, Faculty Senate
University of Houston

4901 Calhoun Rd, Houston TX 77204
Ph: 713-743-3292; Fax: 713-743-2053
vdas at central.uh.edu<mailto:vdas at central.uh.edu>
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