Medical Director (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:

Medical Director (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor)

Job Description:

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida seeks a Medical Director for the UF Health Eye Center to build, advance, and elevate the strategic vision of the department. This position combines direct patient care service with leadership responsibilities in support of ophthalmology clinical programs. Candidates should be eligible for the clinical faculty rank of Assistant Professor or above and demonstrate experience with and commitment to advancing clinical, surgical and educational excellence within an academic medical center. Comprehensive Ophthalmologists and all subspecialties are welcome. To learn more about us, please visit

The Medical Director will be a member of the ophthalmology faculty and work closely with the department chair, executive management team, and institutional leadership to implement strategies that enhance patient care and improve the medical practice. Responsibilities include the provision of healthcare services and teaching during clinical encounters and surgical intervention for ophthalmologic patients as well as administrative duties to steer operations and support the organizational functions of the eye center. Applicants will engage in a busy tertiary clinical practice in an established longstanding department with a 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.

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:

Clinical requirements include a medical degree (M.D.). Completion of an ACGME approved ophthalmology residency program as well as applicable postgraduate fellowship training if practicing a relevant subspecialty. Board certification or eligibility and the ability to obtain licensure to practice medicine in Florida are prerequisites. Incumbent will be credentialed as medical staff to provide patient care services within UF Health facilities and affiliated locations. Must be eligible for the rank of Assistant Professor or above and demonstrate experience with and commitment to advancing clinical, surgical and educational excellence within an academic medical center.

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. Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with strong interpersonal skills are important. Superior leadership qualities enhanced by superb judgment, problem-solving and cognitive skills are desired.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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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