Cornea Specialist (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:

Cornea Specialist (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor)

Job Description:

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor specializing in Cornea and External Diseases to expand our 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 surgery center. In addition to providing excellence in patient care, ample opportunities exist to develop independent and collaborative research and innovative education models in a diverse academic clinical department. To learn more about us, please visit

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. Employer may 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 ACGME approved ophthalmology residency program as well as a postgraduate fellowship training in cornea and external diseases. Board certification or eligibility and licensure (or eligibility) to practice medicine in Florida are prerequisites.

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 be credentialed as medical staff to 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 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

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


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