University of Nebraska Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Applications are invited from high energy, results-oriented individuals to fill the position of Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences for the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine. The Chair will lead the department faculty with the responsibility for teaching, research, and clinical service as well as academic planning, development, and resource management. He/she will also play a key leadership role in the collaborative efforts throughout the College of Medicine and across the entire UNMC campus.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced ophthalmology leader to take over a thriving department in a collegial, progressive academic environment and take it to the next level, in keeping with UNMC’s goal to be a world-class medical center. The department’s residency program is approved for two residents per year. There are two fellowship programs, a one-year glaucoma fellowship and a two-year retinal diseases fellowship. Training sites include the University Eye Clinic, the Omaha VAMC Eye Clinic and the private offices of volunteer faculty members.

The Department is based in The Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute, a gorgeous new 54,536 square foot building housing clinical and clinical research services. The Truhlsen Eye Institute includes the Carl Camras Center for Innovative Clinical Trials in Ophthalmology, the Ocular Imaging Research and Reading Center, the Children’s Eye Care Center, the Regional Diagnostic Center, and an expanded optical shop. The Fritch Surgery Center with dedicated ophthalmology suites is located in the Lauritzen Outpatient Center, a newly opened, same-day surgical center that is accessible by a sky bridge. The department also has robust basic science research programs. Most of the basic research in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is conducted at the Stanley Truhlsen Eye Research Laboratories located in the Durham Research Center.

The successful Ophthalmology candidate will be an MD/DO (or equivalent degree) who is board certified in Ophthalmology. He/she will demonstrate scholarship, research, clinical and service accomplishments that would merit the rank of Associate Professor or higher in the College of Medicine. He/she will have a record of successful experience in academic leadership and mentoring, outstanding clinical and teaching skills, a track record of successful and productive collaborative research efforts, and the demonstrated ability to create and build programs.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine have experienced major expansion of clinical and research facilities. These include the new Buffett Cancer Center, the Drug and Development Center, the Lauritzen Surgery Outpatient Center and the Truhlsen Eye Institute. Nebraska Medicine is a member of the Nebraska Regional Health Network that provides integrated referral services for nine hospital systems and 46 rural hospitals.

How to Apply

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications, including an individual curriculum vita and a letter of interest, can be submitted in confidence to:

Trisha Chogich
Alexander, Wollman & Stark
Telephone: (484) 367-7479



Ms. Trisha Chogich

985540 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198
United States


The University of Nebraska Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Posting #

2017-07-17 (AdID:49)