Ophthalmologist (Assistant Professor)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7246831 (Ref:19462-en_US)

Posted: May 22, 2024

Job Description


The Cullen Eye Institute of Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a full-time faculty member to join our faculty group practice at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The ideal candidate will have a strong clinical background and have passionate interest in research or teaching.   Applicants must be board eligible or certified and have completed a formal residency.  Primary responsibilities for this position will include clinical, educational, and research duties at the Cullen Eye Institute and affiliated hospitals.  There will be ample teaching and training opportunities with residents and medical students.

Houston is the fourth most populous city in the United States with over 6 million people in the metropolitan area.  It is a leader in the health care sector being the home of the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions including the Baylor College of Medicine.  Houston's economy is diverse and has the second most Fortune 500 headquarters in the nation.  The city has a population from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and a large and growing international community. It has many cultural institutions and a vibrant visual and performing arts scene. It is also the home of major league sports franchises in football, basketball, baseball, and soccer.

The Alkek Eye Center is a multi-specialty, high volume clinical operation.  The Optometrist at Alkek Eye Center will examine patients to determine the nature and degree of vision problems and/or eye disease.  The Optometrist's primary duties will include, but are not limited to: examining patients and performing various tests to determine visual acuity and perception; prescribing eyeglasses, corrective lenses, and other vision aids or therapeutic procedures to correct or conserve vision; consulting with patients and referring them to Ophthalmologists or other health care practitioners if additional medical treatment is determined necessary; studying eye diseases and how to prevent and cure them; other duties as assigned.

A Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) is required.  Candidates must possess a current Texas Optometry License.  Residency trained Optometrists are preferred.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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Job posting number:#7246831 (Ref:19462-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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