Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

Location
Pennsylvania (US)
Posted
09 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
23 Dec 2021
Ref
72517
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Description
The Department of Ophthalmology/Center for Advanced Retinal and Ocular Therapeutics (CAROT) at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the tenure track or clinician educator track. Expertise is required in the specific area of retinal gene therapy or retinal cell transplantation with a focus on inherited retinal degenerations. Applicants must have an M.D. or Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree.

Teaching responsibilities on the tenure track may include training of graduate students, medical students, and post-doctoral investigators. Teaching responsibilities on the clinician educator track may include training of students, trainees, residents and interns.

Clinical responsibilities may include care (diagnosis, management, and treatment) of patients with retinal disorders including retinal disorders that may be associated with syndromic conditions.

Research or scholarship responsibilities on the tenure track may include basic research relating to retinal development and retinal degeneration as well as translational research aiming to develop interventions for currently untreatable retinal diseases. Research or scholarship responsibilities on the clinician educator track may include leading independent and collaborative research relating to retinal development and retinal degenration.

The ideal candidate should have completed advanced postdoctoral training or be an early career investigator with an exceptional record of research achievement demonstrating a trajectory for success in academic medicine. Key selection criteria will be in research excellence and originality of science.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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