Faculty (Rank TBD) - Optometry - 998296

Employer
Nova Southeastern University
Location
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Number: 500344
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Department: Optometry
Categories: Faculty - Health Professions

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Job Title:Faculty (Rank TBD) - Optometry - 998296Location:Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FloridaWork Type:Full Time with Full BenefitsJob Category:ExemptHiring Range: Pay Basis:Annually Subject to Grant Funding?:No Essential Job Functions:Teaching
1. Provides high quality instruction in field of expertise, ensuring students meet course outcomes.
2. Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
3. Selects and obtains materials and supplies, including textbooks and laboratory equipment.
4. Prepares course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
5. Prepares materials for laboratory activities and course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
6. Identifies specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
7. Initiates, facilitates, and moderates classroom discussions.
8. Supervises laboratory sessions.
9. Provides students course-related experiences outside the classroom if applicable.
10. Assists students who need extra help with their coursework outside of class.
11. Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
12. Evaluates and grades students' class work, laboratory and clinic work, assignments, and/or papers.
13. Compiles, administers, and grades examinations, or assigns this work to others.
14. Maintains regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
15. Advises students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
16. Acts as advisor to student organizations, ensuring adherence to college and university policies and procedures.

Clinical Instruction
17. Educate and train optometry students and residents to be competent optometric professionals.
18. Assesses clinical education needs and patient care needs using a variety of methods.
19. Coordinates continuation of patient care within NSU Health and with area eye care and healthcare clinics, hospitals, and facilities.
20. Maintains a clinical practice license and assumes patient care responsibilities while ensuring adherence to HIPAA, compliance, and standards of practice guidelines and policies.

Research & Scholarship
21. Conducts research and/or scholarly activity in a particular field of knowledge and publishes findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
22. Writes and/or participates in grant proposals to procure external research funding.
23. Reviews papers for publication in journals.
24. Supervises undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work if applicable.

Service & Professional Development
25. Participates in campus and community events, such as giving presentations to the public.
26. Actively identifies opportunities and provides service relating to fields of expertise and the profession for the benefit of internal and external communities.
27. Participates in college committees, task force activities, and events.

Other Assigned Duties
28. Collaborates with staff and colleagues to address teaching and research issues, and to improve students' learning experiences.
29. Serves on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
30. Participates in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
31. Mentors junior and adjunct faculty members.
32. Keeps abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
33. Performs other duties as assigned or required.Marginal Job Functions: Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:Knowledge:
1. Comprehensive knowledge of the information and skills needed to diagnose, manage, and treat ocular injuries, eye diseases, and the visual system.
2. Education and Training – General knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
3. English Language - Thorough knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
4. Customer and Personal Service - General knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of user satisfaction.

Skills:
1. Speaking - Advanced skills in talking to others to convey information effectively.
2. Instructing - Proficient skills in teaching others how to do something.
3. Reading Comprehension - Proficient understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
4. Writing - Proficient skills in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
5. Learning Strategies - Proficient skills in selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
6. Active Listening - Proficient skills in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
7. Active Learning - Proficient skills in understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
8. Critical Thinking - Proficient skills in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
9. Complex Problem Solving - Proficient skills in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
10. Science - Proficient skills using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

Abilities:
1. Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
2. Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
3. Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Physical Requirements:
1. Speech Recognition - Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.
2. Speech Clarity - Must be able to speak clearly so others can understand you.
3. Travel - Must be able to travel on a daily and/or overnight basis.
4. May be required to work nights or weekends.
5. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
6. May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies, to include but not limited to pens, pencils, mobile devices, and computer keyboards.Job Requirements: Required Certifications/Licensures:Florida optometry license or a license to practice optometry in at least one state in the USA in addition to a Florida Teaching Faculty Certificate if involved in clinical teaching and patient care.Required Education:Professor Ranks: Doctoral or Terminal Degree (O.D. and/or Ph.D. degree (or equivalent degree) in a discipline related to optometry or its associated basic sciences). Instructor: M.S. or M.A. (or higher) degree or equivalent degree or experienceMajor (if required): Required Experience:For Instructor: 1-3 years of experience in field related to optometry or its associated basic sciences.

For Assistant Professor rank: Continued professional growth and success in full-time university teaching for one (1) year at the rank of Instructor or equivalent experience; scholarly contributions to the university, higher education, or one's academic area(s) of specialization that have received peer recognition. Must meet the current criteria for rank set forth by the faculty Evaluation and Promotions Committee.

For Associate Professor rank: Continued professional growth and success in full-time university teaching for five (5) years at the rank of Assistant Professor; scholarly contributions to the university, higher education, or one's academic area(s) of specialization that have received peer recognition. Must meet the current criteria for rank set forth by the faculty Evaluation and Promotions Committee.

For Professor rank: Continued professional growth and success in full-time university teaching for five (5) years at the rank of Associate Professor; scholarly contributions to the university, higher education, or one's academic area(s) of specialization that have received peer recognition. Must meet the current criteria for rank set forth by the faculty Evaluation and Promotions Committee.Preferred Qualifications:1. Professional Doctoral-level teaching experience.
2. Residency trained or equivalent experience.Is this a safety sensitive position?No Background Screening Required?Yes Pre-Employment Conditions: Sensitivity Disclaimer:Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

Advertised: Jul 20, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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