Associate Professor

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Associate Professor

Pharmacology & Neuroscience - 302700

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Department Overview
The University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) is located in the cultural district of Fort Worth, Texas. UNTHSC is nationally recognized for its medical school, graduate student education, health professions, pharmacy, and public health programs. The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience is internationally recognized and committed to: biomedical research, education of future health care providers, graduate training, and community outreach. The P&N department is faculty home to the two primary research institutes which support and organize focused cutting-edge translational multidisciplinary research efforts in neurodegenerative disease (Institute for Healthy Aging) and visual sciences (North Texas Eye Research Institute, NTERI). A new building now under construction will include special accommodations for NTERI operations and P&N faculty engaged in state of the art visual sciences research, with 16,000 sq. ft. of interdisciplinary labs and an 8,000 sq. ft. administrative suite. The new facility will support independent research programs funded through the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, private industry, and numerous private foundations.

Pharmacology and Neuroscience currently consists of 41 full-time faculty, 31 graduate students, 11 postdoctoral fellows, and research staff who are actively conducting research in neurodegeneration and visual sciences. Fifteen P&N faculty are engaged in visual sciences. We also have specific Core Facilities. The NTERI has 16 associate faculty members including local ophthalmologists, optometrists, faculty at other academic institutions, and industry scientists. The four major goals of NTERI are to: (1) preserve vision and cure eye diseases through interdisciplinary, translational research, (2) educate future visual science researchers and clinicians, (3) educate and work with the community to combat impaired vision (which includes vision screening events), and (4) provide high quality eye care to the community.

Position Details
The Pharmacology & Neuroscience Department at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is seeking to hire a Associate Professor to join our team.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

* Building relationships with community members, school districts and social service organizations to promote our Mobile Vision Screening program.
* Training UNTHSC and community volunteers for community based vision screening opportunities.
* Managing community based vision screening events.
* Eye exams for an ongoing community based elderly Hispanic study (a collaboration between NTERI and the Institute for Healthy Aging).
* Developing an independent clinical research project.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Required Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess an OD or MD degree.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Preference will be given to optometrists who are currently involved in community based vision screening and are performing clinical research.
* Candidates should be eager to work in a highly collaborative environment through interactions with other scientists and clinicians.
* Quality teaching experience is also preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please upload CV, research prospectus and cover letter.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest along with their CV, Research Prospectus, and contacts for recommendation to the Executive Director of NTERI ([email protected]) and the Assistant to the Executive Director ([email protected]).

Pay Rate
Salary commensurate with experience

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Mon - Fri

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Associate Professor

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Posted: 3/26/2018
Application Due: 5/25/2018
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