Open Rank Professor - Pediatric Ophthalmologist

University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Department of Ophthalmology, Hamilton Eye Institute

Open Rank Professor - Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Memphis - 220000025T

There is immediate opportunity to engage in a busy clinical practice in an established longstanding department. In addition to providing excellence in patient care, ample opportunities exist to develop independent and collaborative research and innovative education models in a diverse academic clinical department. Salary, rank and tenure status will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Duties will include delivering excellent patient care, teaching of residents at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and VA Medical System, on-call coverage, and opportunities for clinical research. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. Responsibilities include resident and fellow teaching and training in the clinic as well as research. Please submit a CV and letter of interest electronically both via Taleo as well as to Matthew Wilson, MD- Chair, Hamilton Eye Institute at



Minimum requirements include completion of an approved residency program as well as postgraduate fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. Board certification or eligibility, and eligibility for licensure to practice medicine in Tennessee are prerequisites.  

Preferred Qualifications, in addition to clinical expertise, include a strong commitment to teaching, resident training, and research as well as participation in academic activities. Experience in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus is required. Incumbent will be credentialed as medical staff to provide patient care services within Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and affiliated locations.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT’s doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state’s largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.

Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.

Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.


Job: Faculty

Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Memphis

Organization: Ophthalmology

Campus/Institute: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Schedule Full-time


How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply in Taleo using the following link: Job Description - Open Rank Professor - Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Memphis (220000025T) ( and forward their CV and cover letter to: Matthew Wilson, MD, FACS Chair, Department of Ophthalmology-Hamilton Eye Institute. E-mail:


Dr. Matthew Wilson, MD, FACS

930 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
United States



The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), ADEA (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the (OED). Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the OED office. - Office of Equity and Diversity

Posting #

2023-09-14 (AdID:1047)