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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Vision Science

Indiana University School of Optometry , Bloomington, IN, United States
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Job Description

Indiana University School of Optometry

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Vision Science


The Vision Science Program of the Indiana University School of Optometry seeks candidates for at least two tenured or tenure- track faculty positions. Applications are welcome from those working in all areas of vision science, but are particularly invited from scientists conducting innovative research in any of the following areas:

  • Retinal imaging
  • Visual optics
  • Visual function
  • Anterior segment biology
  • Disease prevention, epidemiology-public health


The successful candidates will join a vibrant and collegial environment with existing strengths in visual optics, retinal imaging, ocular motor function, neuroscience, low vision, clinical translational and ocular biology. An O.D, M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required. Responsibilities will include developing or maintaining an independent research program; attracting or maintaining extramural funding; teaching in the professional (Optometry) and graduate vision science programs, including supervision of M.S and Ph.D. students; and collaborating to recruit and mentor diverse students. Depending on the candidate’s interests and needs, there is the possibility of a joint appointment with another campus department including psychological and brain sciences, public health, cognitive science, neuroscience, biology, computer science, and intelligent systems engineering.


Indiana University is a major research University founded in 1820. It currently enrolls over 38,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate and professional students on the Bloomington campus with over 114,000 students in the University system. The School of Optometry has very active research and graduate programs with numerous collaborations with other disciplines within the university. The School has several major teaching clinics as well as outreach affiliations. Bloomington is a friendly community located in a beautifully wooded and hilly area of the state where cultural and recreational opportunities abound, housing costs are low, schools are excellent, and commuting time is short. More information about the School is available at www.optometry.iu.edu, and about the University at www.indiana.edu


For consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information of at least three references. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/13761. Questions regarding the position or application process may be directed to: Vision Science Search Chair at iusottse@indiana.edu OAA# IU-100063-2022


Review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted, however, until the positions are filled. The expected start date is August 2023. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.


Before a conditional offer of employment with tenure is finalized, candidates will be asked to disclose any pending investigations or previous findings of sexual or professional misconduct. They will also be required to authorize an inquiry by Indiana University Bloomington with all current and former employers along these lines. The relevance of information disclosed or ascertained in the context of this process to a candidate’s eligibility for hire will be evaluated by Indiana University Bloomington on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should be aware, however, that Indiana University Bloomington takes the matters of sexual and professional misconduct very seriously.

Job Requirements


15 September 2022
15 October 2022
Masters Degree
Professor / Faculty
Education and Training