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College of Health Sciences – Optometry Program Founding Faculty

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College of Health Sciences – Optometry Program Founding Faculty

Posted: 05/18/18


Tusculum University is currently seeking faculty for its College of Health Sciences – Optometry Program. Candidates should be passionate and experienced regarding classroom and clinical instruction. Through education, training, and mentoring, faculty members will provide students with the knowledge and confidence they need to succeed at the highest level of professional optometric services. These positions will be responsible for course preparation which will include lecture and laboratory presentations as well as student testing and evaluation, participating in and recommending curriculum development and evaluation, providing tutoring and office hours for students as needed, traditional scholarly activity and University service, and providing health care to patients at the Niswonger College of Optometry clinics.

Only complete online applications will be reviewed and must be received by October 30, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Materials received after this date and time will not be accepted


Minimum requirements include an O.D. and/or Ph.D. (or equivalent) in a discipline related to optometry or its associated basic sciences. Optometrist applicants should be eligible for licensure in the state of Tennessee and are expected to participate in patient care services. The successful applicant will have excellent organization, communication, teaching and decision-making skills. Prior college teaching experience is strongly preferred. Must be able to travel between different locations and/or clinical sites as needed

Tusculum University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. In addition, we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. ll employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Tusculum participates in E-Verify and observes the guidelines as a Tennessee Drug Free Workplace. Equal Opportunity Employer Applicants will be required to submit to and successfully complete (1) substance abuse testing at a laboratory chosen by Tusculum University and (2) an employment background check which includes a criminal background check, employment verification, license verification (if applicable) and credit history (if applicable). If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Only online applications will be accepted. Send a cover letter, CV, copies of transcripts, the names & contact information of 3-5 references, Tusculum University application and Authorization for Background Investigation and Fair Credit Reporting Rights Act Summary. (These two forms can be located at the top of the web page https://www3.tusculum.edu/hr/employment-opportunities) for completion. These completed and signed documents should be scanned and submitted electronically to [email protected] Attn: Optometry Program Founding Faculty Search.




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Posted: 5/21/2019
Application Due: 10/19/2019
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