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Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Optometry

Date Posted
25th September 2017
Reference
VAC-26992
Sector
Education & Training
Job Type
Permanent
Location
St. Augustine
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the post of Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Optometry.

Job Description

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess:

  • A Ph.D. in Optometry

or

  • A professional doctorate such as an OD or MD

 

with: 

Considerable experience teaching in the field of Optometry or expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Visual Science/Visual Optics
  • Public Health/Primary Eye Care
  • Binocular Vision
  • Low Vision
  • Management of Ocular Disease

 

A strong record of research and publication would also be an asset.              

 

Special Responsibilities

  • Working closely with staff in the Faculty of Medical Sciences in providing quality leadership in teaching and curriculum development
  • Teaching undergraduate students
  • Undertaking Clinical supervision 
  • Participating in clinically oriented problem-based learning activities and Optometry externship
  • Supporting University assessment and examination activities
  • Conducting impactful research and publications

 

Personal Attributes

The Optometry Unit places high priority on individuals who can work well in a team environment. Candidates should possess good communication and interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates must also:

  • Be able to work in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Possess strong interpersonal and patient management skills
  • Possess the ability to relate well with colleagues and support staff and take on any responsibilities incumbent with the post

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