Assistant Professor

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Department of Ophthalmology

Assistant Professor-Low Vision Specialist/Optometrist
Position Number: 00782317

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Job Summary

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is seeking applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) Assistant Professor to work as an optometrist in our growing academic ophthalmology practice at the Sue Anschutz Rodgers Eye Center (SAREC).  The position will provide outpatient low vision rehabilitative management of ophthalmic/neurologic disorders, at SAREC and affiliate sites of practice within the Denver metropolitan area. 

Examples of Work Performed

Direct patient care at the Sue Anschutz Rodgers Eye Center providing low vision evaluations, prescriptions of low vision devices and rehabilitative care, resident teaching, and basic or clinical applied research.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position will be responsible for direct patient care at the Sue Anschutz Rodgers Eye Center (SAREC) and UCD affiliate sites of practice specializing in low vision rehabilitation. Will prescribe eyeglasses, prisms (sector, full field, etc.), conventional and electronic magnification, and spectacle-mounted devices, including bioptic and telemicroscopic telescopes.  May prescribe and fit contact lenses.  

Supervision Received

The position will report directly to Richard Davidson, MD, Professor.

Supervision Exercised

Position exercises no formal supervision. 

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $93,000-130,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.


The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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Office of Equity:

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. 

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have completed a doctorate degree in optometry from an accredited program and must have a Colorado optometric license or be eligible. Knowledge and proficiency in low vision rehabilitation, medical ophthalmic disorders, and routine eye screening is required.

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge and proficiency in low vision rehabilitation. Demonstrated interest in resident teaching.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous work experience in an academic or hospital-based healthcare environment is preferred.

Professional Field

OD with approved residency training in low vision rehabilitation or 5 years’ experience in providing rehabilitative care.

Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Mar 26, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Posted: 3/27/2021
Application Due: 5/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time