Midwestern University Assistant Professor - AZ - College of Optometry- Pediatrics/Vision Therapy in Glendale, Arizona


Midwestern University provides graduate and post graduate education in the health sciences on its campuses in Downers Grove, Illinois and Glendale, Arizona. The University excels by providing an interdisciplinary learning environment for students in a variety of health care disciplines, including osteopathic medicine, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, podiatry, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies and others. The Arizona College of Optometry initiated its Doctor of Optometry program in September 2009, and graduated its inaugural class in May 2013.

Our state of the art 34,000 square foot MWU Eye Institute opened its doors in Fall 2010. It houses 61 exam rooms, classrooms, and specialty care areas, including contact lens, sports vision training, low-vision and rehabilitative vision services, binocular vision and pediatrics, and an electrodiagnostics center. Midwestern University's Arizona College of Optometry faculty and students work together to ensure the highest quality eye care using the latest technology.

One of our goals is to attract a highly skilled, intellectually vigorous clinical faculty that is student- and patient-centered. At the present time we are seeking applicants for a full-time, non-tenure track Pediatrics/Vision Therapy faculty position. Details on the responsibilities, qualification, and salary are below.

Full-time non-tenure track Pediatrics/Vision Therapy faculty position

Responsibilities:Candidates are expected to be highly skilled clinicians who can teach courses and/or laboratories in pediatrics/vision therapy, provide clinical instruction to professional students as well as residents, and be involved in interdisciplinary practice with other professionals. Candidates must be willing to actively participate in curricular assessment, professional development, and service activities within the college, university and the scientific community. Candidates are also expected to be involved in research and scholarly activities, and have a sincere commitment to optometric education, community service and patient care.

Qualifications:Candidates must possess a Doctor of Optometry degree from an ACOE-accredited institution, must have completed an advanced degree and/or ACOE-accredited residency in Pediatrics/Vision Therapy, and must be eligible for an Arizona optometric license. Primary eye care clinical expertise is also desired.

Salary:Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application:Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Please submit your application packet through MWU’s online job board:

  1. Visit www.midwestern.edu
  2. In the ‘Quick Links’ section, select 'Employment at MWU'
  3. Under Resources, select ‘Employment at MWU’
  4. Select the ‘click here’ link for a list of our current job openings
  5. Type in ‘Optometry’ in the search area and choose 'Glendale, AZ' for Location

The online profile should include a letter outlining interest in the position, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references.

Send any additional questions to:

Joshua C. Baker, O.D., M.S.


19555 North 59th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85308

By Email: jbaker@midwestern.edu

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).

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Posted: June 8, 2016