Clinical Assistant Professor - General Ophthalmologist

Apply now Job no: 502490
Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Jacksonville Campus
Categories: Health Profession
Department:30150000 - JX-OPHTHALMOLOGY-JAX

Classification Title:

Clin Ast Prof

Job Description:

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, seeks an up to full-time faculty member at the non-tenure accruing level of Clinical Assistant Professor. Major responsibilities include providing teaching, patient care and research contributing to a diverse academic eye practice. 

The department offers a wide array of eye care services to the Jacksonville community. Our specialties include cornea and external disease, refractive surgery, glaucoma, anterior segment surgery, diseases of the retina, uveitis, ocular tumors, oculoplastic and orbital surgery, neuro-ophthalmology, contact lenses, low vision and electrophysiology. 

This position will report to the Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville.

Following is a general description of duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide general clinical evaluation/treatment and surgical intervention for eye structures damaged by disease and accident.
  • Work with current faculty. May provide training for medical residents and students.
  • Create, enhance and maintain a prompt, patient friendly, cost effective clinical service.
  • Be responsible for excellent communication with primary care physicians.
  • Provide after hours and emergency on-call coverage.
  • Perform research responsibilities as assigned.
  • Participate in division meetings, administrative functions and institutional committees as requested.

The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is the largest of the three UF colleges - medicine, nursing and pharmacy - located on the approximately 110-acre UF Health Jacksonville campus. The college's 15 clinical science departments house more than 400 faculty members and 300 residents and fellows. The college offers 32 accredited graduate medical education programs. In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines are provided for students from the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville.

For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medical education program that recruits national and international speakers who are well known and respected in their fields. The campus' faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research. Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locations across the country and publish their projects in well-known publications.

Residents in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia are offered all the benefits of an academic health center by combining our strengths with that of the UF Health Jacksonville. Together, the University of Florida Health Science Center–Jacksonville and UF Health Jacksonville form the region's premier academic health center–UF Health, a leader in the education of health professionals, a hub for clinical research and a unique provider of high-quality patient care. 

With more than 5,000 faculty and staff, the academic health center in Jacksonville is the largest UF campus outside of Gainesville, offering nearly 100 specialty services, including: Cancer services; Cardiovascular; Neuroscience; Orthopaedic; Pediatrics; Poison Center;  Level I Trauma and Critical Care; and Women and Families services. At 37 clinical sites throughout Northeast Florida, UF physicians tally more than 600,000 outpatient visits and more than 34,000 inpatient admissions annually. 

Located in North Jacksonville is UF Health North, the only full-service hospital in North Jacksonville.  The state-of-the-art hospital at UF Health North offers conveniently located, high-quality health care to patients across Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. It offers a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services unavailable anywhere else in North Jacksonville, provided by UF Health and community physicians.  The hospital features all-private rooms, which studies show promote healing and improve the patient experience. Patient engagement technology in patient suites allows for easy meal ordering, TV control and access to nurses. And mothers-to-be can soon deliver their babies in our spacious labor and delivery suites later this summer. The hospital is adjacent to the existing medical office building, where UF Health providers offer more than 20 specialties, including pediatrics and women’s health services. The campus is located on Max Leggett Parkway close to Jacksonville International Airport, approximately 15 minutes from Nassau County and less than 30 minutes from Georgia.  For more information, visit

For more information about Jacksonville, visit

Advertised Salary:

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Requirements:

MD and BC/BE in General Ophthalmology

Preferred Qualifications:  
Special Instructions to Applicants:

The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until a suitable applicant pool has been established. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a list of three references.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants do not need to reapply.

Final candidate will be required to provide 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 approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. 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.

Health Assessment Required: Yes



Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply nowRefer a friend

Share this: | More

Send me jobs like these

We will email you new jobs that match this search.