Tenure-track Faculty Position in Vision Science; University of Houston, College of Optometry
University of Houston
January 11, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The University of Houston (UH) seeks an outstanding vision scientist to join other vision scientists on the faculty in the Department of Basic Sciences in its College of Optometry (http://www.opt.uh.edu/). A tenure-track position is open for a promising assistant, associate or full professor. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct a nationally recognized, independent, externally funded research program in vision science.
All areas in basic and translational vision science will be considered. The ideal candidate for this position would carry out behavioral, physiological, and/or imaging studies in any aspect of vision from sensation to action in humans or non-human primate models. The applicant would teach aspects of vision science that could include characteristics and mechanisms of monocular or binocular spatial and temporal vision in our College's optometry curriculum and graduate program in physiological optics and vision science.
The successful applicant will join a diverse group of vision scientists studying normal and abnormal visual processes in humans and in animal models, using a variety of approaches ranging from molecular and cellular, to behavioral, neurophysiological and optical. The research program is supported by a P30 core grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI), T35 training grant from the NEI support research training for professional students, support for graduate students and excellent state-of-the-art non-human primate research facilities. Existing biomedical research strengths within the College, University and the neighboring Texas Medical Center provide a unique environment for collaboration. A diverse patient base provides opportunities for patient-based or translational investigations.
Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, postdoctoral experience and a record of high productivity at their current rank. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience, and the startup package will be competitive. To apply, please send (1) a Curriculum Vitae, (2) a two-page description of research experience, current interests and projects and long-term goals, (3) a one to two page statement of teaching philosophy (4) representative reprints and (5) the names and contact information for three references.
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration by the committee, applications should be received by Feb.15, 2018.
“The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.”
The University of Houston (UH) is a state research university and the flagship institution of the University of Houston System. Founded in 1927, UH is the third-largest university in Texas with nearly 43,000 students. Its campus spans 667 acres in southeast Houston, and was known as University of Houston–University Park from 1983 to 1991. The Carnegie Foundation classifies UH as a doctoral degree-...granting institution with "highest research activity." The university offers more than 280 degree programs through its 14 academic colleges on campus—including programs leading to professional degrees in architecture, law, optometry, and pharmacy. The institution conducts $150 million annually in research, and operates more than 40 research centers and institutes on campus. Interdisciplinary research includes superconductivity, space commercialization and exploration, biomedical sciences and engineering, energy and natural resources, and artificial intelligence. Awarding more than 9,000 degrees annually, UH's alumni base exceeds 260,000. The economic impact of the university contributes over $3 billion annually to the Texas economy, while generating about 24,000 jobs. The university campus includes numerous green spaces, fountains, and sculptures, including a work by famed sculptor Jim Sanborn. Renowned architects César Pelli and Philip Johnson have designed buildings on the UH campus. Recent campus beautification projects have garnered awards from the Keep Houston Beautiful group for improvements made to the Cullen Boulevard corridor.