Assistant Professor - Michigan College of Optometry - Primary Care Disease Emphasis

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

Position Title: Assistant Professor - Michigan College of Optometry - Primary Care Disease Emphasis  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

36000 - Optometry Deans Office

Advertised Salary: $90,000-$112,000 - 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. The successful applicant will assume duties in patientcare and teaching in the clinic, classroom, and laboratories. The faculty member will be expected to develop in the areas of patient care, teaching/advising, scholarly/professional activities, and service. Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which may include advising graduate professional students, participation in University and professional committees, keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance. Faculty members may be required to teach off-campus.
The anticipated start date of this position is July 2024 at the earliest and January 2025 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 5 years of consistent clinical experience post-graduation if no residency was completed, or commensurate work/professional experience.  
Required Licenses and Certifications: At the time of appointment, the applicant must have or be eligible to obtain a Michigan optometry license with DPA and TPA certifications, and be eligible for appointment to the clinical staff of the college.  
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: The applicant should demonstrate experience and a strong level of interest in clinical and didactic instruction in primary care optometry. Experience or a strong level of interest in ocular disease and glaucoma management is preferred. 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: Patient care and teaching in the clinic, classroom and laboratories.

Work within any of our clinics in areas which may include primary care, specialty clinics, hospital-based, and community health center clinics.

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Faculty members have professional responsibilities which may include advising students, clinical orientation of students, participating in university and professional committees, keeping regularly posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participating in traditional functions which have academic significance (i.e. reporting initial student participation data and submitting final grades on time). An emphasis on clinical assignments and patient care is placed on this position. Faculty members may be required to teach off-campus or asynchronously, and/or take after-hours clinical call.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
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.

Initial Application Review Date:
July 8, 2024  
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’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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