The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the areas of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. There is immediate opportunity to engage in a busy tertiary clinical practice in an established longstanding department with a brand new, state of the art clinic building. Ample opportunities exist to develop independent and collaborative research and innovative education models.
Salary, rank and tenure status will be commensurate with credentials and experience. The College of Medicine has an active faculty compensation plan, which includes incentives and bonuses. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
University employer-paid benefits include individual and family (spouse/domestic partner and children up to age 26) health insurance, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance. Retirement benefits include participation in 403(b) and 457 plans as well as an employer match. Professional liability protection and sovereign immunity are administered by the Florida Board of Governors self-insurance program.
Gainesville is a charming city with a low cost of living, diverse population, excellent public schools, Division I NCAA sports, and no state income tax. The area is known for its natural beauty, with many springs, lakes and rivers. The mild climate allows for outdoor activities practically year-round. Culturally, the city is enriched by the influence of the university. The combination of college-town vitality and natural beauty makes Gainesville a one of a kind place where nature and culture meet.
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 provide medical and surgical services to pediatric patients within UF Health facilities and affiliated locations.
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 in Florida are prerequisites. This position has an open recruiting deadline and will close upon selection of an appropriate candidate. The anticipated start date for this position is dependent upon selection of a successful candidate.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 00036161
About University of Florida
The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida is committed to the pursuit of excellence in all its missions. We believe that the success of our department depends on the quality of the clinical care we provide our patients, training outstanding future ophthalmologists and scientists, and developing new knowledge and innovative therapies for vision threatening diseases. The UF Health Eye Center expanded into a new facility in January of 2020. The faculty of the department pride themselves on providing compassionate, skilled, and cutting-edge care to their patients; covering all the ophthalmic subspecialties. We serve a large referral base and patients travel long distances to benefit from the expertise provided by our ophthalmologists. Located in North Central Florida, Gainesville is located 60 miles from either coast and is home to vibrant families, respected scholars, musicians, museums, fresh air and fresh ideas.