The School of Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified opticians or optometrists to teach in the School of Optometry’s eyewear dispensary. 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 and salary is commensurate with experience.
The applicants we seek will be highly proficient and experienced in all aspects of dispensary operations, and capable of providing effective guidance and instruction to our students. Comprehensive knowledge of ophthalmic frame and lens materials and processes, as well as the ability to provide and demonstrate the highest caliber of customer service are skills essential to this position, who will be working directly with patients as well as supervising the training and efforts of our doctoral students. The successful applicant will prepare and deliver seminars on a variety of relevant topics in concert with other instructors.
Basic Qualifications (at the time of application): either 1) a Doctor of Optometry degree or equivalent degree or 2) an undergraduate degree, plus American Board of Opticianry certificate, and at least ten years of practice experience in a dispensing environment.
Additional Qualifications (by start date): a history of success in clinical teaching experience or experience in training optical professionals. We are seeking a person who has availability 1-2 days per week, Friday plus one other day.
Preferred Qualifications: a clear demonstration of excellence in all areas of dispensary operations, as well as the ability to pass those abilities on to others.
Applications should include a CV/resume, 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/JPF00953
Candidates should arrange to have at least three, but not more than five letters of recommendation from references having recent interaction with the candidate 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 letter 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.
Any questions related to this position should be directed to Maria Alegria at firstname.lastname@example.org.