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Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology - AZ- AZCOPT

Midwestern University
Glendale, AZ

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Professional Fields, Veterinary Science
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title:  Assistant Professor / Full-time non-tenure track Ophthalmology


Candidates are expected to be highly skilled clinicians who can provide clinical instruction to professional students as well as  residents, and be involved in interdisciplinary practice with other educational professionals. Candidates must be willing to actively participate in curricular assessment, professional development, student counseling and service activities within the college, university and the scientific community. Successful candidates are also expected to be involved in research and scholarly activities, and have a sincere commitment to optometric education, community service and patient care. Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

a) Teaching

  • Precepting students on clinical rotation at the Midwestern University Eye Institute;
  • Precepting residents on clinical rotation at the Midwestern University Eye Institute;
  • Training optometric students and residents in pre and post-operative care of ocular surgery patients;
  • Demonstrating and developing accepted optometric business management concepts and practices to prepare the students for entry into practice and aid in the expansion of the Eye Institute patient census;
  • Maintaining and expanding the high quality clinical practice environment for optometry students on rotation;
  • Developing and delivering lectures and/or laboratories for ocular surgery pre and post-operative care, ocular disease treatment and management and other courses, as assigned;
  • Embracing and enhancing the didactic philosophies in the O.D. program;

b) Service

  • Working closely together with all optometry faculty
  • Maintaining a strong interdisciplinary focus
  • Participating in leadership roles in state, regional, and national research/ophthalmology organizations
  • Participating on College and University committees, as assigned
  • Participating in College and University service activities

c)  Scholarly activity

  • Engaging in scholarly activity, including presentations at scientific meetings, research, and publication in peer-reviewed journals


Candidates must be licensed by the Arizona Medical Board and Board Certified in Ophthalmology.   Primary eye care clinical expertise is also required.  4 years of experience in patient care is preferred. 

Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching, must demonstrate excellent communication skills, and value the importance of teamwork. 


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Contact Information: Inquires may be directed to:

Alicia Feis, O.D.

Dean, Arizona College of Optometry              

Midwestern University

19555 North 59th Avenue

Glendale, AZ 85308

By Email:

Please submit your application through Midwestern University’s online job board at  Your online application should include a letter of intent and a curriculum vitae.  Please note that although faculty positions are usually listed as “Assistant Professor”, initial appointment at a higher rank is possible based on the academic experience of the applicant.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance plans as well as life insurance, short/long term disability and pet insurance.  We offer flexible spending accounts including healthcare reimbursement and child/dependent care account.  We offer a work life balance with competitive time off package including paid holiday’s, sick/flex days, personal days and vacation days.  We offer a 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, child care subsidy reimbursement program, identity theft protection and an employee assistance program.  Wellness is important to us and we offer a wellness facility on-site with a fully equipped fitness facility. 

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.


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