Assistant Professor - Primary Care - Chicago College of Optometry

Candidates are expected to be highly knowledgeable in the field of Primary Eye Care who can develop and teach courses and/or laboratories in the subject area. The candidate must also be able to provide direct patient care and clinical instruction to professional students as well as residents, and be involved in interdisciplinary practice with other educational professionals. Candidates must be willing to actively participate in curricular assessment, professional development, student counseling and service activities within the college, university and the scientific community. Successful candidates are also expected to be involved in research and scholarly activities, and have a sincere commitment to optometric education, community service and patient care. Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

a) Teaching

  • Developing and delivering lectures and/or laboratories for primary eye care and related areas, as assigned;
  • Embracing and enhancing the didactic philosophies in the O.D. program;
  • Maintaining and expanding the high quality clinical practice environment for optometry students on rotation; and
  • Precepting students on clinical rotation at the Midwestern University Eye Institute- Downers

b) Service

  • Helping to maintain and grow the state-of-the-art optometry program with a strong interdisciplinary focus that meets the needs of patients in the surrounding community; is efficient, patient-friendly, and cost-effective;
  • Working closely together with all optometry and ophthalmology faculty to provide a complete range of eye and vision care services;
  • Participating in leadership roles in state, regional, and national optometry organizations;
  • Participating on College and University committees, as assigned; and
  • Participating in College and University service

c) Scholarly activity

  • Engaging in research and scholarly activity, including presentations at scientific meetings, research, and publication in peer-reviewed journals sufficient to qualify for academic advancement in a non-tenure track


Candidates must possess a Doctor of Optometry degree from an ACOE-accredited institution, must have completed an ACOE-accredited residency, and must be eligible for an Illinois optometric license. Primary eye care clinical expertise is also required.

Contact information:  Interested applicants should apply online at and include curriculum vitae and letter of interest.   Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Melissa Suckow, Dean, Chicago College of Optometry, 555 31st Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515; e-mail:

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.


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