Assistant Professor

Western University of Health Sciences

United States

May 30, 2022

Description

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number F00494

Position Title Assistant Professor Campus Western University Campus-Pomona, CA Department 2001-College of Optometry Type of Position Faculty Job Summary

To teach in didactic courses, pre-clinical laboratories, and participate in clinical education programs, specific duties to be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Individuals must possess the knowledge, as well as the following skills and abilities or be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Knowledge of special emphasis within optometric scope of practice and its application to clinical optometry
  • Skilled in reviewing and understanding scientific literature related to area of special emphasis
  • Able to lecture on topics of expertise related to area of special emphasis
  • Able to publish scholarly papers on topics of expertise, especially related to area of special emphasis
  • Required Qualifications

  • Education – Doctor of Optometry degree required with licensure to practice in California or the ability to obtain California licensure within 3 months of employment
  • Experience – 1-3 years' experience in didactic education and/or clinical practice and/or completion of an optometric residency program
  • Preferred Qualifications List comments regarding work hours

    Exempt position – typical working hours are 8am – 5pm Monday – Friday. Some nights and weekends are required.

    Posting Date 04/29/2022 Closing Date Special Instructions to Applicants

    Essential Job Duties

    Job Duty

    Teaching – teach in didactic courses, pre-clinical laboratories, and clinical education programs

    Percentage Of Time 40 Job Duty

    Scholarly Activity – publish articles of relevance to the profession of optometry in areas of special emphasis. Seek outside funding support for a variety of scholarly projects.

    Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duty

    Service – serve on various committees within the College of Optometry and within Western University and in the community

    Percentage Of Time 10 Job Duty

    Clinical/Professional Practice – provide patient care, either directly or with student interns, in the Optometry service at WesternU Health (internal clinic) or at affiliated external clinical sites.

    Percentage Of Time 40 Job Duty

    Performs other duties as assigned. The University/College reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

    Percentage Of Time 0

    Physical Demands

    Physical Demands

    Do the essential functions of this job require lifting? Yes

    If yes, list maximum weight and duration

    WesternU Policy requires persons employed by the University to provide proof of vaccination against the SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19), subject to limited exemptions, regardless of whether the employee is on-site or working authorized to work remotely. Exempted employees, or those whose status of full vaccination is pending, will be required to submit to regular COVID-19 testing for in-person/on-campus work assignments. ​

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to operate a PC and grasp laboratory objects for use in the office, lab or clinic setting, talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to sit, and reach with hands and arms, and occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.

    Describe 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.

    Duties of the Assistant Professor are normally performed in a typical office, laboratory, or environmentally controlled interior healthcare setting. The work environment may involve exposure to potentially dangerous materials, e.g., blood and body fluids, communicable diseases, toxic substances, and risk of electric shock. Clinical environments require compliance with safety precautions, OSHA Blood borne pathogen training, and may include the use of certain personal protective equipment.

    The employee is occasionally the employee is exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in this setting is usually moderate due to telephone calls, equipment, and normal patient and student traffic.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

    Optional Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Additional Applicant Document
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