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Professor, Ophthalmology (Tenure Track)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Professor, Ophthalmology (Tenure Track)
Department Ophthalmology & Vision Science (0724)
Medical Sub-Speciality Ophthalmology
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

The Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science is accepting applications for a Full Professor position. The primary purpose of this position will be to conduct basic research in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science. This position will be filled by an individual who is able to work with diverse students, trainees and colleagues, and who has experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives.

The Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science at The University of Arizona serves to provide education, research, and service throughout the Southwest. Apply to be a part of our team.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

The department is seeking an individual who is able to work with diverse students, trainees and colleagues, and who has experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Establish an extramurally funded research program.
  • May teach residents, medical students, graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Serve on departmental and college committees.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • MD degree.
  • Medical License.
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology.
  • Fellowship training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proven potential to establish extramural funded research.
  • Established expertise in working with a diverse patient population.
Rank Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track (T/TE)
FLSA Exempt
FTE 1.00
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Job Category Faculty
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F20496
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 07/01/2016
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Jaymee Sanford
(520) 321-3677

Open Date 05/12/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 05/23/2016
Special Instructions Summary
Diversity Statement
Quick Link for Internal Postings

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a MD Degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Will you have a valid AZ medical license by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Will you have a Board Certification in Ophthalmology upon hire?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Have you had fellowship training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Research Interests