Optometrist (Assistant/Associate In)

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Apr 28, 2023

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Optometrist (Assistant/Associate In)

Job Description:

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant In or Associate In as a Doctor of Optometry (OD) to provide patient care and education in an expanding academic practice. There is immediate opportunity to engage in a busy tertiary clinical practice in an established longstanding department with a brand new, state of the art clinic and optical shop. To learn more about us, please visit https://eye.ufl.edu/

Salary, rank and tenure status will be commensurate with credentials and experience. The College of Medicine has a competitive faculty compensation plan, which includes incentives and bonuses. Employer will assist with relocation costs.

University employer-paid benefits include individual and family (spouse/domestic partner and children up to age 26) health insurance, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance. Retirement benefits include participation in 403(b) and 457 plans as well as an employer match. Professional liability protection and sovereign immunity are administered by the Florida Board of Governors self-insurance program.

Gainesville is a charming city with a low cost of living, diverse population, excellent public schools, Division I NCAA sports, and no state income tax. The area is known for its natural beauty, with many springs, lakes and rivers. The mild climate allows for outdoor activities practically year-round. Culturally, the city is enriched by the influence of the university. The combination of college-town vitality and natural beauty makes Gainesville a one of a kind place where nature and culture meet.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate based on rank and experience with an excellent benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Requirements include completion of an approved accredited school or college of optometry.

Must obtain and/or maintain a current Florida optometric license.

Must be able to obtain medical staff credentialing with UF Health facilities as well as qualify for enrollment with third party billing entities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Qualifications, in addition to clinical expertise, include a strong commitment to teaching, resident training, and research as well as participation in academic activities. Incumbent will provide patient care services within UF Health facilities and affiliated locations.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must apply through the Careers at UF website at http://jobs.ufl.edu. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation are required.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. This position has an open recruiting deadline and will close upon selection of an appropriate candidate. The anticipated start date for this position is dependent upon selection of a successful candidate.

Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approval by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://naces.org/.

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Health Assessment Required: Yes