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Open Rank Faculty Position-OUWBSOM Eye Research Center

Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan
Annual Salary
Closing date
Mar 28, 2023

Job title: Open Rank Faculty Position-OUWBSOM Eye Research Center

Location: Rochester, MI 48309

Job Category: Full-time Faculty

Description: Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title
Open Rank Faculty Position-OUWBSOM Eye Research Center

Requisition No.

Job Description Summary

The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Eye Research Center ( OUWB - ERC ) invites applications for an outstanding vision scientist with a history of sustained federal funding at Open Rank level (Assistant, Associate or full Professor), with salary, start-up package and rank commensurate with credentials, experience, and current funding status. The candidate will join a dynamic community of vision scientists at Oakland University whose work focuses on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms behind vision disorders and translating laboratory findings into treatments. We are particularly seeking applicants who have a nationally or internationally recognized research program, current extramural funding, and expertise in research that tackles diseases of the eye's anterior segment, glaucoma, immune system or ocular regeneration. In addition to leading a robust and federally-funded research program, the candidate should have demonstrated potential for outstanding academic contributions and an excellent record of mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Moreover, we seek candidates who are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and we welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to make significant contributions in these areas.

OUWB recognizes outstanding research, teaching, and service for promotion and tenure in the investigator track. Initial academic rank of the recruited individual will be determined based on qualifications including research productivity and scholarship, national/international recognition, and extramural grant support.

General Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be expected to:
1. Secure extramural support and maintain a robust research program in vision science.
2. Mentor graduate and medical students and postdoctoral fellows, perform innovative research, and continually publish and present their work at local, national, and international research conferences.
3. Work cooperatively and effectively with a diverse population of faculty (clinical and basic science), staff, and students in various settings, including the laboratory, classroom, and clinical sites, to foster collaborative research and enhance the learning experience.
4. Teach graduate and medical students in an appropriate area of expertise.
5. Participate in departmental governance and university service, and contribute to the highly collaborative and innovative environment within the scientific community at Oakland University and OUWB .
Additionally, candidates must have:
• A commitment to advancing a culture and climate of diversity and inclusion and serving a diverse population.
• The ability or strong potential to provide effective teaching and mentoring to medical, graduate, and/or health science students.

Minimum Qualifications

A terminal degree (e.g., PhD, MD, DO, or equivalent) in an appropriate and applicable field, and a nationally-recognized and federally-funded research program in vision science.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, a copy of your transcripts (Unofficial), and a diversity statement that describes your interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion. Please complete the Professional References section of the application for three references. A system-generated link will be provided through which references can submit letters.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Mohamed Al-Shabrawey, MD, PhD, Search Committee Chair,

School/College & Department/Program Summary

The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine is a collaborative, diverse, inclusive, and technologically advanced learning community, dedicated to enabling students to become skillful, ethical, and compassionate physicians, inquisitive scientists who are invested in the scholarship of discovery, and dynamic and effective medical educators. Please visit our website to learn more:

Oakland University Standard Language

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 142 bachelor's degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. As an anchor institution in southeastern Michigan, Oakland University is committed to building ongoing and collaborative relationships with the surrounding communities. Community and civic engagement enhances the lives of our students and has a positive impact on our broader community.

Pay Basis

Open Date

Open Until Filled

Job Category
Full-time Faculty

EEO Statement

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts (unofficial)
  • Diversity Statement
  • Optional Documents

    Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts (unofficial)
  • Diversity Statement
  • Optional Documents

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