The College of Optometry from time-to-time has openings for part-time faculty positions. These include:

  1. Clinical attending at one or more of the Center for Eye Care locations
    1. Adult primary care
    2. Pediatrics/binocular vision
    3. Contact Lenses
    4. Low Vision
    5. Eye Health Management
  2. Seminar courses
    1. Problem-based Learning (1st year curriculum)
    2. Ocular Assessment (3rd year curriculum)
  3. Didactic courses

The primary purpose of the position is to provide didactic and clinical instruction in related courses; clinical teaching and patient care within a variety of settings including community health care centers. The positions require a commitment to working with diverse student and community populations. Faculty who hold such a position should be willing to explore alternative teaching styles in the classrooms such as learner-centered and case-based approaches.

Essential tasks that must be performed:

  • Instruct students in clinical care and/or didactic courses
  • Perform patient care
  • Provide leadership & professional and community service

Patient care and clinically related positions require a Doctor of Optometry degree from an ACOE-accredited school or college of optometry and a license to practice in Missouri and/or Illinois; completion of an ACOE-accredited Residency or equivalent amount of professional patient care experience; and a sincere commitment to optometric education, community service and patient care in a variety of environments associated with an academic health center. Non-clinical didactic courses require a PhD and/or an OD; post-doctoral research and/or residency training or equivalent experience is highly desirable.

The individual holding this position will be expected to perform these duties in a professional manner and to abide by the Collected Rules and Regulations of the University Systems. This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Academic and Clinical Programs of the College.

If interested in a part-time position, please send a letter of interest and a current curriculum vitae to:
Ralph P. Garzia, O.D.
Assistant Dean for Clinical and Academic Programs
garzia@umsl.edu