Optometrist 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. 


The Department is currently seeking an academically oriented optometrist to join a team of established providers. Appointment at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or full Professor is available and commensurate with experience. The position entails clinical activity at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics main campus, Iowa River Landing Ambulatory site as well as possible outreach sites. Opportunities are available for teaching residents and medical students in the clinic and in small group classes.  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.


The department currently supports 18 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.

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 and requisition number to http://jobs.uiowa.edu/content/faculty/.

  •  Optometrist #74560


Mark E Wilkinson

200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States


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Posting #

2024-01-30 (AdID:1167)