Vision Research - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (79674)

University of Florida
Main Campus, Gainesville, FL

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Vision Research - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (79674)

Main Campus, Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
Aug 11, 2021

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida invites applications from cutting edge principal investigators for a full-time, Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.  We seek outstanding candidates with research interests in all aspects of ocular and visual system biology and disease with an emphasis on scientists with innovative and field-defining research programs in basic or translational research.  The ideal candidate will hold an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degree and will have a track record of successful research and scholarly activity as demonstrated by exceptional peer-reviewed publications and successful acquisition of current and past extramural funding.  The Ophthalmology Department is committed to promoting high-quality basic and translational research, and the successful candidate will join a collegial, energetic, and diverse group of scientists already in the Department.  The Department has a strong history of National Eye Institute and foundation funding and enjoys a strong reputation in the vision research community.  The University of Florida promotes a robust research environment.  It is currently ranked 5th of all public universities in terms of research accomplishments and NIH funding by its faculty and hosts vision researchers in numerous research centers and institutes with whom Ophthalmology faculty collaborate.  The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary and start-up package.  Salary, rank and tenure status will be commensurate with credentials and experience.


Completion of an approved doctoral program.  A strong background in vision research demonstrated by a strong publication record and successful funding.  In addition to research, candidate should have a strong commitment to teaching in an academic setting.  If clinician-scientist, completion of an approved ophthalmic residency program and postgraduate training fellowship, board certification and/or eligibility, and eligibility to obtain an unrestricted Florida license is required.

Application Instructions:

Candidate must upload the following documents:

  • An application letter summarizing research interests and goals
  • Curriculum Vitae that includes a complete list of publications and funding
  • Three letters of reference must be provided

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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