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Work type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Faculty

Position Title: Professor  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  
Advertised Salary: Salary to commensurate with qualifications plus a comprehensive benefit package  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: Ferris Faculty Association (MEA-NEA)  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Full-time 12-month tenure faculty position. Responsible for teaching optometric education in lab, classroom and clinic. The candidate will be expected to develop in the areas of patient care, teaching, scholarly/professional activities, and leadership.  
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: At the time of appointment, the applicant must hold the Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree and must have completed an accredited optometric residency, or have an equivalent degree or experience in patient care.  
Required Work Experience: One year of optometric patient care and/or clinical education, following the completion of the O.D. program.  
Required Licenses and Certifications: At the time of appointment, the applicant must have or be eligible to obtain a Michigan optometry license with TPA certification, and be eligible for appointment to the clinical staff of the college.  
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: The applicant should demonstrate experience and/or a strong interest in clinical and didactic instruction in primary care optometry. It is also preferred that candidate have additional experience, training, or interest in anterior segment disease and the fitting of contact lenses.  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Faculty members have professional responsibilities which may include advising students, orientation, registration of students, participation in University and professional committees, keeping regular posted office hours, and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance.
Faculty members may be required to teach off-campus.
Will be required to assume duties in patient care and teaching in the clinic, classroom, and laboratories, and produce scholarly works.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: It is also preferred for the candidate to have experience working within a team-teaching environment.

It is also preferred for the candidate to have experience in developing and/or funding scholarly/professional activities.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents: Michigan OD License  
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of O.D. degree.
Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

License (OPTIONAL): Attach a copy of Michigan OD License if applicable.

Finalist will be required to provide Michigan licensure verification either at the time of appointment or within a reasonable time to obtain as deemed by the committee.
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University‚Äôs Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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