Two Assistant/Associate Professor Positions Open

UC BERKELEY SCHOOL OF OPTOMETRY AND THE VISION SCIENCE GRADUATE GROUP invites applications for two tenure-track/tenured positions (Assistant or Associate Professor) from individuals interested in the fields of oculomotor function, adaptive optics, visual system function, and binocular vision who wish to join an expanding group of basic and clinical scientists.

Within those fields, the scope of this search is broad, including but not limited to adaptive optics/ocular imaging, understanding visual processing in the normal and abnormal visual system, psychophysical and oculomotor studies of vision, investigating disease mechanisms and diagnostic methods, and translating basic research discoveries into new therapies.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop an innovative and independent research program that attracts extramural funding and to participate in teaching in both the professional and graduate curricula in Optometry and Vision Science. The expected start date is July 1, 2017.

Candidates should have a PhD or OD/PhD (or equivalent degree) at least one year prior to the start date and at least one year of postdoctoral experience as well as a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research.

The faculty of the School of Optometry is committed to excellence in teaching, basic and clinical research, and patient care. The School hosts the Vision Science Graduate Program, whose faculty spans departments across the Berkeley campus and includes vision research in areas of molecular and cell biology, biomedical optics, psychology, neuroscience, and computer science.

The School of Optometry has excellent clinical facilities and a large, diverse patient population, a Clinical Research Center, and a substantial number of basic research laboratories. An NEI P30 Core Center Grant provides basic research support for investigators within the School of Optometry and the Vision Science Graduate Program. Research training opportunities are available through our T32 (doctoral graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in vision science), T35 (summer research opportunities for optometry students), and K12 (mentored clinician scientists) training grants from NEI.

The School is interested in individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academe (e.g., in professional or industry service), and who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education and healthcare through their teaching, research and service. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit the New Faculty page. : http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

Applications should include a CV, at least 3 selected publications (may submit up to 5), and a brief statement of research interests and future plans. Applicants can apply here by the January 27, 2017 deadline. No applications submitted after that date will be considered. Candidates should arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation submitted. All letters must be uploaded by the final application date. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letters.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. Any questions should be directed to Maria Alegria at malegria@berkeley.edu.

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