Comprehensive/Cataract Surgeon Faculty Position

University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

The University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has a long-standing history of providing outstanding care for our patients, conducting leading-edge, collaborative research, and educating the next generation of ophthalmologists and vision science researchers currently has a full-time faculty position academically oriented in Comprehensive/Cataract Surgery.

Appointment at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or full Professor is available and commensurate with experience. The position entails clinical and surgical activity at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics main campus, Iowa River Landing Ambulatory site as well as possible outreach sites.

The department currently supports 15 residents and 6 first year interns in the Ophthalmology training program, as well as fellowships in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Neuro Ophthalmology, Cornea, Oculoplastics and Retina. The department has multiple providers conducting clinical research strongly supported by a trials team and institutional resources. In addition to the trials team, the University of Iowa Institute for Vision Research is home to a world class team of scientist aimed at curing blindness.

Our faculty group is looking for a candidate with experience and interest in teaching residents and medical students in the clinic as well as the operating room.  Those with experience in complex cataract surgery will be given priority.  Along with a strong clinical practice, the candidate will have clinical research and quality improvement opportunities.  As with all members of the faculty, expectations include maintaining high clinical and ethical standards that are carried into the decision-making process.  Adhering to compliance measures, establishing and promoting an atmosphere of unity through collaborative practice and effective communication, and fostering a high level of patient and staff satisfaction. Excellent surgical and diagnostic skills are required.

The candidate must be Board Certified/Board Eligible in Ophthalmology. The candidate must also possess/maintain a current full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Iowa.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references to the website with the specific requisition number to:

  • Comprehensive/Cataract Surgeon (requisition #74369)


Denise L Rettig

200 Hawkins Drive
200 Hawkins Drive 01136 PFP
Iowa City, IA 52242-1091
United States


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Institutional Equity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

Posting #

2023-03-10 (AdID:925)