The School of Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified health science clinical instructors to teach in the School of Optometry should an opening arise. The pool will remain in place for two calendar years; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond that time must reapply. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the School of Optometry. Positions may range from 20% to 100% time.
The responsibilities of the health science clinical instructors include teaching optometry students in the patient care environment or teaching optometry students the basics of the eye examinations sequence in the pre-clinical environment. The School of Optometry has excellent clinical facilities and a large, diverse patient population. Over 85,000 patients are seen annually. About 65 optometry students are graduated annually.
At the time of application candidates must have an OD degree from an ACOE accredited institution and be licensed in the State of California. Residency training and Clinical teaching experience are preferred but not required. The level of appointment will be determined by the experience of the applicant. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Applications should include a CV and brief statement related to the educational and teaching experience of the applicant. Applicants must apply online at the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00755.
Candidates should arrange to have at least three, but not more than five letters of recommendation submitted online at the time of application. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed for department needs, through June 30, 2017. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in May, and for spring semester in November (if applicable). The pool will close on June 30, 2017; if you would like to remain in the pool after that time you will need to submit a new application.
The clinical faculty of the School of Optometry (optometry.berkeley.edu) is committed to excellence in clinical teaching and patient care with accommodations to diversity in all its forms.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Role models for all of our students, including women and underrepresented minorities, are sought. Individuals who have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia (e.g., in professional or industry service), and/or who will foster diversity and equal opportunity in higher education and healthcare through their teaching, scholarly activities and service, are strongly encouraged to apply. The School of Optometry is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents.
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