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Associate Professor - Optometry and Vision Science - School of Optometry

Recruitment Period

Open October 29th, 2018 through January 4th, 2019


The School of Optometry at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in the area of vision research, with an expected start date as early as July 1, 2019. The scope of this search includes but is not limited to psychophysical studies of visual perception, visual optics, visual neuroscience, oculomotor studies of vision, clinical and/or translational research in vision science, application of data science to the visual system and/or visual processing, and applied vision research.

Candidates should have a PhD, OD, MD, or equivalent international degree(s), or be enrolled in one of these programs at the time of application. The successful applicant will demonstrate exceptional achievements in vision research and a commitment to excellence in teaching in both the professional (Doctor of Optometry) and graduate (PhD program in Vision Science) curricula.

The School of Optometry ( has outstanding clinical facilities, a large and diverse patient population, a Clinical Research Center, and many laboratories in the Vision Science graduate program ( conducting research in optics, ocular biology, clinical vision science, molecular and cell biology, perception, visual neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and computational vision. The successful candidate will also have opportunities to interact and collaborate with members of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, Berkeley Institute for Data Science, Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, and the Departments of Bioengineering, Computer Science, and Psychology.

The School of Optometry and UC Berkeley share core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to these values. We encourage applications from candidates with non-traditional career paths, those who have taken time off for family reasons, and/or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia. We are committed to addressing the family needs of our faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents. A description of UC Berkeley’s family-responsive policies can be found here: For information about potential relocation to Berkeley or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

Applicants should submit a CV, selected publications, a statement of research interests and future plans, a statement of teaching philosophy that includes the applicant’s potential future contributions to teaching in the Optometry and Vision Science curricula, and a description of past and potential future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these issues, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired as a Berkeley faculty member (additional information is available at

Application materials should be submitted at the following links: Assistant Professor rank: Associate Professor rank:

Associate Professor rank applicants are required to submit contact information for five letters of recommendation at the time of application. Assistant Professor rank applicants are required to submit contact information for at least three letters of recommendation at the time of application. Letters of recommendation will be requested from those applicants still under consideration after the initial review of applications. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letters.

The application deadline is January 4, 2019, and all application materials must be received by that date.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Questions should be directed to Maria Alegria at

Job location

Berkeley, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research Interests and Future Plans

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy - Statement of teaching philosophy that includes the applicant’s potential future contributions to teaching in the Optometry and Vision Science curricula

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity
    through research, teaching, and/or service (For additional information go to

  • Select Publication

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  • Select Publication (Optional)

  • Select Publication (Optional)

Reference requirements
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