Two tenure-track positions in Vision Science at the College of Optometry, University of Houston

College of Optometry, University of Houston
Houston, Texas
Oct 14, 2019
Nov 13, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

The University of Houston (UH) seeks outstanding biomedical research scientists to join other vision scientists on the faculty in the Department of Vision Sciences in its College of Optometry ( Two tenure-track positions are 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 or relevant applied biomedical sciences.

The position descriptions are as follows:

1)    All areas in basic and translational vision science will be considered. The ideal candidate for this position would be a basic or clinician scientist with expertise in investigations of disease models to study the pathophysiological mechanisms of disease, and in employing modern pharmacologic, physiologic, genetic, imaging or regenerative approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of major diseases and disorders affecting human vision (e.g. glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetes, myopia, strabismus, amblyopia). For additional details and to apply, please use the following link for this position.

2)    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 nonhuman primate models. Candidates whose expertise include topics related to monocular or binocular spatial and temporal vision; neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, pharmacology as related to vision science are especially encouraged to apply. For additional details and to apply, please use the following link for this position.


The applicant would teach aspects of vision science that complement their research area, 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 rodent and 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.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience, and the startup package will be competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For fullest consideration by the committee, applications should be received by Dec 1, 2019. 

Please contact, Dr. Vallabh Das, Dept. Chair of Vision Sciences at vdas@Central.UH.EDU or Dr. Wendy Harrison, Search Committee Chair at wwharris@Central.UH.EDU, should you have any follow-up questions.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. The University of Houston is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, postdoctoral experience and a record of high productivity at their current rank. 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. Applicants must apply at the University of Houston jobs site at the links above.

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