College of Optometry Optometry

Assistant - Basic Sciences - Tenure-Track


The University of Houston seeks an outstanding vision scientist to join the faculty in the Department of Basic Sciences in its College of Optometry  ( A tenure-track position is open for a promising assistant professor. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct a nationally recognized, independent, externally funded research program in vision science.

A position is available for a scientist with expertise in visual optics, refractive development, biometry, imaging and functional testing of vision. The ideal candidate would carry out an independent research program in these areas of expertise in human subjects and/or relevant animal models, with substantial contributions to translational research. The applicant would teach in the College's optometry curriculum and graduate program.

The successful applicant will join a diverse group of vision researchers studying normal and abnormal visual processes, using a variety of approaches ranging from molecular and cellular to behavioral and optical. The research program is supported by a P30 core grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI}, and T32 and T35 training grants from the NEI support research training for professional and graduate students. 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. An 0.D. or equivalent training is desirable. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications and experience, and the startup package will be competitive.

Application Procedures:

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) representative reprints and (4) the names and contact information for three references to:

Laura J. Frishman Ph.D.
Associate Dean
University of Houston
College of Optometry
505 J. Davis Armistead Building
Houston, TX 77204-2020

with a copy to:

Susan Williams, Dean's office

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.