Vision Research - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

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Work type: Multi-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Allied Health, Medicine/Physicians
Department:29150000 - MD-OPHTHALMOLOGY

Classification Title:

Vision Research - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Job Description:

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida invites applications from cutting edge principal investigators for a full-time, Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor position. We seek outstanding candidates with research interests in all aspects of ocular and visual system biology and disease with an emphasis on scientists with innovative and field-defining research programs in basic or translational research. The ideal candidate will hold an MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degree and will have a track record of successful research and scholarly activity as demonstrated by exceptional peer-reviewed publications and successful acquisition of current and past extramural funding.

The Ophthalmology Department is committed to promoting high-quality basic and translational research, and the successful candidate will join a collegial, energetic, and diverse group of scientists already in the Department.  The Department has a strong history of National Eye Institute and foundation funding and enjoys a strong reputation in the vision research community. The University of Florida promotes a robust research environment.  It is currently ranked 5th of all public universities in terms of research accomplishments and NIH funding by its faculty and hosts vision researchers in numerous research centers and institutes with whom Ophthalmology faculty collaborate.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary and start-up package. Salary, rank and tenure status will be commensurate with credentials and experience. The College of Medicine has an active faculty compensation plan, which includes incentives and bonuses. Employer will assist with relocation costs.

Expected Salary:

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

Minimum Requirements:

Completion of an approved doctoral program. If clinician-scientist, completion of an approved ophthalmology residency program as well as board certification or eligibility, and eligibility to obtain an unrestricted Florida license is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

A strong background in vision research demonstrated by a strong publication record and history of successful funding. In addition to research, candidate should have a strong commitment to teaching in an academic setting.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must apply through the Careers at UF website at Required documents include:

  • An application letter summarizing research interests and goals
  • Curriculum Vitae that includes a complete list of publications and funding
  • Three letters of reference must be provided

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

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.

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