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Assistant/Associate Professor of Comparative Ophthalmology

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 17th, 2019
Last review date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Veterinarian with advanced training in ophthalmology and board certification by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists/American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmology required. A PhD with advanced research training in vision science and documented research record or potential as a creative scientist and potential to advance the field of vision science are required. Training and experience in cell and molecular biology with application to vision science is required. Demonstrated aptitude or experience in clinical instruction of DVM students and residents, and patient management in veterinary ophthalmology is required. Demonstrated aptitude or experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in the classroom and/or laboratory is preferred. Demonstrated success in securing extramural funding is preferred. Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere.
A valid license to practice veterinary medicine in California is required before employment (California Business and Professions Code Section 4846-4857). Individuals not eligible for a full California license must obtain a University License (California Business and Professions Code Section 4848.1) by the time of appointment


Clinical: This position has a 50% commitment to clinical service, negotiable to a minimum of 25% depending on level of research funding and activity. When on clinical service, the individual will be responsible for directing, instructing and supervising veterinary students and house officers; providing health care and service to patients; and advising and consulting with referring veterinarians and clients. Additionally, the individual will be responsible for the medical and surgical management of ophthalmic diseases of all species brought to or cared for by the VMTH.

Teaching: Responsibilities include: 1) participation in didactic and laboratory instruction in the DVM curriculum; 2) participation in the graduate clinical (resident) training program of the VMTH; and 3) participation in the graduate academic programs (MS and PhD) of the campus.

Research: The development of a creative and productive basic and/or clinically-oriented research program in vision science, including publication of results in professional/scientific journals is a fundamental and indispensable requirement of the position. Development of an extramurally-funded research program is expected. Individual will provide leadership in directing research projects of DVM students, residents, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.

Service: University and public service through committee work, participation in professional organizations, continuing education and other appropriate means is require

SALARY: Dependent on qualifications and experience.

START DATE: Negotiable

APPLICATION PROCESS: To receive fullest consideration, applications must be submitted by June 30, 2019. Position is open until filled. To begin the application process, interested applicants should register online at and submit the following materials: 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experience and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of clinical and didactic teaching philosophy; 4) a statement on research plans 5) a statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of equity and diversity; and 6) the names and addresses of four professional references, and 7) authorization to release form

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