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Faculty, College of Optometry

Company:
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
Job Location:
Category:
Other Medicine Faculty
Type:
Full-Time

At Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMU), our unwavering mission is driven by our evidence-based and learning-centric principles. Through this inclusive and collaborative approach, we educate current and future healthcare professionals who will deliver transformative care to our patients, communities, and the world. As an employer of choice, we are devoted to ensuring that we provide a safe and healthy workplace while keeping staff wellbeing and satisfaction in mind.

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Your Role with Us: 

The advancement and delivery of top-notch, effective healthcare education is at the heart of what we do! As a faculty member at RMU’s College of Optometry, your strong level of interest in clinical and didactic instruction will prepare skilled optometric physicians as leaders and role models who define excellence in optometric medicine throughout their careers.

What We Offer:

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMU) offers a competitive benefits package that prioritizes your mental and physical health, financial stability, family obligations, and professional growth.

  • Full comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Basic and voluntary life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 401(K) retirement plans with employer contributions.
  • Financial wellness program
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) accrual and holiday pay
  • An onsite fitness center with 24/7 badge access
  • Education assistance program

Core Functions: 

  • Maintain optimal communication with administration, faculty, students, and community partners regarding university and program initiatives.
  • Participate in program curriculum and course design, assessment, and evaluation.
  • Participate in student admission, progression, and advisement activities.
  • Prepare class materials using best practices in optometric education. 
  • Provide direct student instruction online, on-site, and in clinical settings.
  • Initiate, adopt, evaluate, and advance the program’s mission, goals, and outcomes of the College of Optometry and the University.
  • Provide opportunities for students and peers to evaluate teaching effectiveness.
  • Evaluate and recommend faculty members for promotion.
  • Participate in all department meetings and other University events. Serve on program, university, state, and national committees appropriate to their rank and experience. 
  • Participate in professional and community activities to bring education, service, and research together to improve health care delivery.
  • Accept opportunities for membership on standing and ad-hoc committees of the program and University as elected or appointed.

Background/Expertise: 

  • A doctorate in optometry and residency/fellowship OR three (3) years of full-time clinical experience in substitution of residency/fellowship is required. 
  • Must hold or be eligible to obtain licensure in the state of Utah.
  • Interested in teaching one of the curriculum areas: Ocular Disease, Neuro-Optometry, Pediatrics and Binocular Vision, Ophthalmic Optics, and Optometric Clinical Precepting. 
  • Active in local, state, and/or national optometric organizations (preferred). 
  • Prior experience in teaching at a College of Optometry (preferred)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting contemporary optometric education.
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