Assistant Professor - Michigan College of Optometry - Cornea and Contact Lens

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

Position Title: Assistant Professor - Michigan College of Optometry - Cornea and Contact Lens  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

36100 - Optometry Instructional

Advertised Salary: $90,000 - $110,000. Salary commensurate with education, experiences and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
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-track faculty position. Responsible for teaching in laboratory, classroom, and clinic. The candidate will be expected to develop in patient care, teaching/advising, scholarly/professional activities, and service. The anticipated start date of this position is August 2024, at the earliest and September 2024, at the latest.  
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 either have completed an accredited optometric residency or have an equivalent degree or experience in patient care.  
Required Work Experience: At least one year of residency experience or commensurate work/professional experience. Residency experience in specialty contact lens and anterior segment disease is preferred.  
Required Licenses and Certifications: At the time of appointment, the applicant must have or be eligible for a Michigan optometry license with DPA and TPA certifications for appointment to the college's clinical staff.  
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: The applicant should demonstrate experience and a strong level of interest in clinical instruction in specialty contact lens fitting and cornea/anterior segment disease. It is also preferred that the candidate have experience working within a team-teaching environment and demonstrate the ability to initiate and complete scholarly/professional activities.  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Faculty members have professional responsibilities which may include advising students, clinical orientation of students, participating in university and professional committees, keeping posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participating in traditional functions which have academic significance (ex. reporting initial student participation data and submitting final grades on time). Faculty members may be required to teach off-campus or in an on-line environment or asynchronously, and/or take after-hours clinical calls.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area. Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents: Michigan OD License  
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of OD degree.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

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:
July 8, 2024  
Open Until Position is Filled?: True  
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’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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