Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry
Location: Pomona, California
Salary: $100,000 - $145,000
College / University
Internal Number: NOV23
WESTERN UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY
Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU), a dynamic and innovative center for health care and veterinary education in Pomona, California, is headquarters to eight colleges – Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine, Health Sciences, Pharmacy, Graduate Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Dental Medicine, and Podiatric Medicine. WesternU is committed to building a diverse faculty to serve its increasingly diverse student body. We welcome candidates with proven, or potential, capacity for active engagement, pedagogical approaches, and innovative research agendas that aid our students through multiple perspectives and ways of teaching, learning, and caring.
The College of Optometry is seeking applicants for tenure track, and non-tenure track, full-time faculty positions with potential administrative responsibilities. Candidates should have a passion for excellence in teaching, scholarship, service, leadership, and patient care.
Candidates with interest, experience, and expertise in the following areas are highly desired:
Basic and Biomedical Sciences, such as: Anatomy, Physiology, Vision Science, Immunology, Body Systems, and Nutrition
Clinical Patient Care
Administrative Responsibilities based on experience and expertise
Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience and expectations of future accomplishments. Salary and benefits are competitive. Requirements include attainment of the Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree or an international equivalent. ODs with additional credentials are strongly preferred, such as: PhD or other doctoral degree, master's degree, and LPSE certification.
Interested applicants should submit the below documents electronically to Ms. Lori Rees, Director of Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cover letter explaining how the applicant’s background meets the requirements for the desired position including examples of experience, educational and care philosophy, and goals
Current curriculum vitae
Teaching Philosophy emphasizing area(s) of experience and expertise
Western University of Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through humanism and actively promotes an institutional culture that practices equity and inclusion. We aspire to recruiting and retaining a workforce that values the diversity of its student body. We strongly encourage applications from members of all underrepresented groups in higher education.
About Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry
Western University of Health Sciences, located in Pomona, CA and Lebanon, OR, is an independent nonprofit health professions university, conferring degrees in dental medicine, health sciences, medical sciences, nursing, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, podiatric medicine and veterinary medicine. WesternU is home to WesternU Health, where the best in collaborative health care services is offered and WesternU Pet Health, where we enhance and prolong the loving relationship between families and their pets.
For over 45 years, WesternU has prepared health care professionals for long-term career success. Our educational approach is centered around humanistic values, so that our graduates treat every patient as the unique individual they are. WesternU also is one of the largest graduate schools for the health sciences in California and our Alumni rank among the top leaders in health care and medicine throughout the country and the world.