Instructor/Assistant/Associate/Professor for Rosenberg School of Optometry

University Of The Incarnate Word
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Instructor/Assistant/Associate/Professor for Rosenberg School of Optometry

UIW Mission

University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.

Position Summary

The University of the Incarnate Word is seeking candidates for full-time Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor for Rosenberg School of Optometry (RSO). Official duties and responsibilities of faculty members at the University include teaching, scholarship, service and professional activities. In all matters, faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics consistent with the UIW Mission.

Note that final rank for this position will be determined based on credentials of finalist.

This position is considered a “Responsible Employee” under Title IX federal regulations and “Mandatory Reporter” under Texas state law and the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy. As a Mandatory Reporter, this position requires you, as the employee, to promptly report any incident that you witness or receive information about Title IX violations. These reporting responsibilities are set out in the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Essential Functions

Official duties and responsibilities of faculty members at the University include teaching, scholarship, service and professional activities.

  • Conduct classroom and clinical laboratory teaching in the optometry theory and clinical examination course series, consistent with the needs of the department.
  • Perform clinical duties in RSO Eye care Clinics.
  • Participate in curriculum development.
  • Advise students and providing individual help to students during weekly office hours.
  • Perform regular scholarly research and publication.
  • Provide service to the department, college, university, community, and profession.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Qualifications

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Effective instructional delivery; ability to actively engage students in the learning process.
  • Proficiency in use of instructional technology;
  • Desire to collaborate with departmental faculty and students;
  • Ability to work collegially and productively within the university community.
  • Ability to conduct respectful relationships with students both in and outside the classroom.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures;
  • Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA.
  • Required Education

    OD from an accredited school or college of optometry. Note that MD will be considered in lieu of OD.

    Required Work Experience

    Completion of a residency/fellowship program or a minimum of three (3) years of equivalent clinical experience.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preference will be given to applicants with advanced academic degrees, residency training, or teaching experience.

    Required Certifications, Licenses or Registrations

    License to practice full-scope of optometry in Texas; If license is not possessed, selected candidate must obtain optometry license for state of Texas by date of assignment.

    Work Hours

    Based on course assignment

    Physical Demands

    Typical for faculty in this hands-on instructional field.

    Posting Details

    Posting Details

    Posting Number UN691PO

    Number of Vacancies 1 Job Type Full Time Job Category Faculty Desired Start Date 03/01/2023 Position End Date (if temporary) Reports to Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Salary Commensurate with experience and rank qualification Open Date 01/17/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant



    UIW is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, pregnancy, and religion (except in limited circumstances when religious preference is both permitted by law and deemed appropriate as a matter of University policy).

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts 1
  • Resume/CV
  • Optional Documents

  • Unofficial Transcripts 2
  • Unofficial Transcripts 3
  • Other Document
  • Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • UIW Website
  • Chronicle
  • Indeed
  • Glassdoor
  • Personal Referral
  • Employee Referral
  • Other
  • If you selected other, please tell us where?
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have an optometry degree from an accredited school or college? Note that MD will be considered in lieu of OD.
  • Yes
  • No
  • MD
  • This position requires completion of a residency/ fellowship program or a minimum of three years equivalent clinical experience. Do you meet this requirement?
  • No
  • Yes, completion of a residency/fellowship program
  • Yes, at least three years equivalent clinical experience
  • Do you possess licensure to practice the full scope of optometry in Texas?
  • Yes
  • No
  • No, but I am eligible for licensure in Texas and will obtain by date of hire
  • How many years of teaching experience in this field do you have at the college or university level?
  • None
  • 1 semester
  • 1 year
  • 2 years
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • 5 or more years
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