Professor in Ophthalmology

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
21 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
21 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Professor in Ophthalmology
Life & Health Sciences
Senior pay scale - Salary negotiable
Basis:     Part Time (0.2 FTE)
Closing Date:     23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 21 January 2018
Interview Date:     To be confirmed
Reference:     R170593

Aston Optometry School is seeking to appoint a Professor of Ophthalmology to join our academic team and contribute to the delivery of our exciting future plans. As a senior academic you will be responsible for providing academic leadership, ensuring the development and enhancement of the subject area as well as its regional, national and international reputation. Post holders will need to be established in their discipline, and able to demonstrate leadership through an established record of teaching, research and/ or professional practice. All candidates must be able to demonstrate the necessary teamwork skills to foster collaboration with existing colleagues, to build links both within the University and externally and the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development.

The successful applicant will be expected to manage research projects and to supervise postgraduate students at Masters and doctoral levels, including those on distance learning programmes. You will be responsible for the design and content of specific areas of Optometry teaching and learning within undergraduate and/ or postgraduate programmes.

We are looking for an experienced ophthalmologist with a PhD or MD in a related area who can contribute to building critical mass in our established areas of excellence. Experience of initiating and conducting research to doctoral level is essential. In addition, we expect further development of our research through grant applications and publications in leading academic journals.

Aston Optometry School delivers one of the top ranked Optometry degree programmes in the UK, and is consistently ranked highly in terms of student satisfaction. We are rated as excellent by the Teaching Quality Assessment and ranked 3rd out of 63 universities for research. We also have 97-100% graduate level employment with our students progressing to a wide range of career options in clinical practice, industry and research settings.

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online. For informal discussions relating to this post, please contact Professor Leon Davies (Head of Optometry) by email or telephone 0121 204 4152.