Certified Optician

UC Berkeley School of Optometry - Berkeley, CA
Posted: August 22, 2017

Optical Faculty Pool – HS Clinical Instructor or HS Assistant Clinical Professor – School of Optometry


The University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry is seeking full time instructor in the school’s eyewear dispensary. The instructor will be working directly with patients as well as teaching Doctor of Optometry candidates/students in opticianry skills. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the School of Optometry. Positions will be 100% time and salary is commensurate with experience.


The applicant we seek will be highly proficient and experienced in all aspects of dispensary operations and capable of providing effective guidance and instruction to our students in the context of a high volume optical department. The successful candidate will supervise students in our clinic, prepare and deliver seminars on a variety of relevant topics in concert with other instructors, and have primary responsibility for teaching and evaluating those students.


Basic Qualifications (at the time of application): A.B.O. certified optician with 5 years of optical experience in a dispensing and/or laboratory environment. Comprehensive knowledge of ophthalmic frames, lens materials, and technologies, as well as the ability to provide and demonstrate the highest caliber of customer service. We are seeking a person who desires full time employment.


Additional Qualifications (by start date): Experience in training optical professionals. Candidates who enjoy teaching and technical training of opticianry.


Preferred Qualifications: A.B.O.A., A.B.O.M, undergraduate degree, or laboratory experience. Looking for candidates interested in the cutting edge of ophthalmic technology.


The UC Berkeley School of Optometry is recognized as one of the top professional schools in the nation. The Eyewear Clinic at UCBSO is very active, serving every day a large and diverse clientele, who expect the highest quality care. The successful applicant will be working in the Eyewear Clinic with a team of other dedicated professionals to continue meeting the department goals of contributing to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching and patient care. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family. Full time instructors in the EyeWear Center are career UC faculty members, receiving an annual appointment, with commensurate salary, including University provided health care, generous vacation and retirement benefits. A successful instructor will be considered for advancement to Optical Professor. We are seeking people who wish to make a rewarding career of training the brightest of the next generation of American optometrists in opticianry skills.


Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae/resume detailing prior work history and accomplishments, a cover letter, and a statement addressing past and/or present contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation submitted from references who have had recent interaction with the applicant.


All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letter are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.


Applications will be accepted and reviewed for departmental needs, through May 31, 2018. Appointments for summer semester are usually reviewed in March, for fall semester in May, and for spring semester in November (if applicable). The pool will close on May 31, 2018; if you would like to remain in the pool after that time you will need to submit a new application.


Any questions related to this position should be directed to Assistant Clinical Professors, Vicki Rich, A.B.O.C., and/or George Russell, A.B.O.C, at vickirich@berkeley.edu or g_russell@berkeley.edu.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


UC Berkeley School of Optometry

UC Berkeley School of Optometry

Berkeley, CA

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