Retina Specialist

University of Louisville
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, has an opening for a full-time tenure or term track faculty member in the department’s Retina Service. Applicants must have graduated from a fully-accredited ophthalmology residency program, have training in an approved vitreoretinal fellowship program. Preference will be given to candidates that are certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Furthermore, candidates need to be eligible for licensure in the state of Kentucky. The successful candidate will have clinical and educational responsibilities in the department as well as with University of Louisville Physicians/UofL Health.

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is located in the University of Louisville Health - Eye Institute, on the campus of the University of Louisville Health Sciences Center.  The University of Louisville Hospitals, University of Louisville outpatient facilities, Jewish Hospital, Frazier Rehab Institute, Norton Hospital, and Norton Children’s Hospital comprise the hospitals in the medical center complex. Our clinical faculty also operates at University of Louisville Medical Center East and Baptist Hospital East. The Retina Service also provides care to patients in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.  

Louisville, Kentucky is the 29th largest city in the nation, proud of our Kentucky Derby and bourbon heritage, and offers the perfect blend of small town charm and cosmopolitan advantages. The city has a thriving arts and sports community, world-class health facilities, nationally recognized schools, a scenic waterfront, and superb restaurants with James Beard award-winning chefs, historic homes, and a quality of life that is the envy of many larger metropolitan centers.

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is committed to creating equitable and inclusive campus environments that accelerate the success of the full range of our students, residents, fellows and employees. We believe that employees who feel valued and respected will create policies, programs, practices, research agendas, and services to effectively meet the needs and exceed the expectations of the increasingly diverse students we hope to admit and the patient population we serve.   

Applicants are expected to have a strong commitment to clinical care, teaching and research in an academic setting.

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.



Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.



How to Apply

Interested persons are invited to direct inquiries and curriculum vitae to:


Joern B. Soltau, MD

Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Dr. William H. and Mrs. Blondina F. Evans Endowed Chair

University of Louisville School of Medicine

UofLHealth – Eye Institute

301 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

Louisville, KY  40202

Phone: 502-852-7445
Fax: 502-852-4595



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301 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40202
United States

Posting #

2023-09-18 (AdID:1049)