Academic Ophthalmology - Oculoplastic Specialist

University of Missouri - School of Medicine
Ophthalmology Mason Eye Institute

Academic Ophthalmology - Oculoplastics

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The University of Missouri’s School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, is searching for a fellowship-trained oculoplastic specialist to join our team. Our unique academic environment offers candidates an opportunity to build your own practice.  

About MU Ophthalmology 

Eye care services provided include refractive surgery, cataract surgery, macular degeneration, retinal disease, corneal transplantation, glaucoma, ocular oncology, neuro-ophthalmology, plastic surgery, children’s eye care, low vision, trauma and treatment for many types of eye disease. Our faculty and staff feel privileged to care for Missourians and are committed to being a center of excellence for ophthalmology in the Midwest. 

In addition to treating more than 30,000 patients per year, our faculty and students conduct ground-breaking research in both the basic and clinical sciences. Research laboratories and support facilities span the entire second floor of the Mason Eye Institute with additional space located across the street at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital. Research interests within the department are diverse and cover a wide range of ophthalmologic problems. 

Job Details 

  • Number of available positions: 1 
  • Meet our Team
    • Join a department of 22 ophthalmologists, 6 optometrists, 16 residents, and 3 fellows (retina, cornea, & glaucoma)
  • Responsibilities are: 
    • ~90% clinical
    • ~10% Teaching/education/administration
  • Clinic Locations
    • 2 Locations in Columbia
      • Mason Eye Clinic - University Hospital
      • Mason Eye Clinic - East
  • State-of-the-Art Equipment Available
    • Optos
    • Fundus Photos
    • ERG
    • OCT/HRT
    • Humphrey Visual Field
    • A-Scan
    • B-Scan
  • Outpatient Clinic:  

    • 3 Exam Rooms 
    • 1 MA/Tech 
  • We offer opportunities to assist in the department's growth, the education of students, residents, and fellows, as well as research and scholarly activities.  


  • MD/DO 

  • ASOPRS approved post-residency training in oculoplastic/orbital surgery 

  • For the purposes of this application, board-certified/board-eligible physicians are considered experienced. 

Our Teaching Programs 

The University of Missouri School of Medicine Ophthalmology Residency Program is one of the premier ophthalmic surgery training programs in the United States. With internationally recognized faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, extensive research space, and a large and diverse patient population, we attract outstanding residents from around the globe. 

The University of Missouri/Mason Eye Institute is proud to offer three fellowships in vitreoretinal disease and surgery, glaucoma and anterior segment surgery, and cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery. 

How to Apply

Click the link to apply: Academic Ophthalmology Oculoplastic Opportunity. Please be prepared to submit your CV, letter of interest, and contact information for three references.


Mrs. Brianna Bruns, MHA

1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
United States


About Us

MU is a level 1 Trauma center serving a wide catchment area in central Missouri. Approximately 300,000 exams are performed each year serving the University Hospital & Clinics, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, and Women’s & Children’s Hospital, and an imaging center.  

The University of Missouri, located in Columbia, has an average enrollment of 35,000 students and is Missouri's largest public research university. Mizzou is also the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System and one of only five universities nationwide with law, medicine, veterinary medicine, and a nuclear research reactor on one campus. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities since 1908, Mizzou is considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions. 

Our Community

Columbia is rated by Forbes magazine as the fifth best small city for business and careers in America and is consistently rated a top place to live by Money Magazine, boasting a low cost of living, a vibrant community, and nationally renowned public schools. Columbia is an ideal college town that combines small-town comforts, and community spirit, with big-city culture, activities, and resources. Our community is energetic and engaged, packed with restaurants and entertainment venues, and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at U.M. System Total Rewards Benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice-Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

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Vaccination Statement

After careful consideration of COVID-19 virus trends and the overwhelming evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness, the School of Medicine, along with MU Health Care, the Sinclair School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, recently announced the decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 1, 2021, for all employees, unless granted a medical or religious exemption.

All new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, you must do so upon acceptance of employment so our team has time to review prior to your scheduled start date. You will not be allowed to begin work until you have submitted proof of vaccination or received an approved medical or religious exemption.

Thank you for helping us to create the safest environment possible for our colleagues, students and our patients by protecting yourself and others through COVID-19 vaccination.

Posting #

2022-01-21 (AdID:679)