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School of Optometry - Research Assistant Professor - Optometry and Vision Sciences

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School of Optometry - Research Assistant Professor - Optometry and Vision Sciences

The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry invites applicants for a Research Assistant Professor faculty position, commensurate with the successful candidates? academic qualifications, skills and experience. It is required that research faculty applicants show demonstrated evidence of the ability to provide continued salary support through research funding mechanisms.
This is an exceptional opportunity to both engage in clinical and basic research in anterior segment ocular disease. The applicant will be expected to establish or continue scholarly and clinical advancements in areas related to optometry and vision science. The position of the UAB School of Optometry within the medical center not only creates opportunity for clinical and research collaborations but also provides a platform for excellence in research standing.

UAB is an internationally renowned, public, doctoral research university and academic health center with more than 23,000 employees and 19,000 students. With a vision of becoming a first choice for education and health care, UAB is a university that discovers, teaches and applies knowledge for the intellectual, cultural, social and economic benefit of its city, state, and beyond. UAB is academically and clinically strong in optometry, medicine, dentistry, nursing and other related disciples. UAB is currently ranked 18th in NIH funding among public universities. With more than 80 active vision scientists across 6 schools and 11 departments and an ongoing 35 year history of core grant support, vision research at UAB is highly collaborative and productive, with strong institutional and extramural support.

Salary and benefits commensurate with education, training, skills and experience. Applicants will be considered until this position filled.

Required Qualifications

All faculty applicants need to have completed a doctoral degree (OD, MD or other professional degree, PhD or combination). Successful candidates will be expected to advance and contribute to the educational, clinical, service and research/scholarship missions of the School.

Preferred Qualifications

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EEO Statement

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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School of Optometry - Research Assistant Professor - Optometry and Vision Sciences