Job ID: 149614

Assistant Professors - Optometry

University of Waterloo

  • Nov. 13, 2020
  • Assistant Professors - Optometry
  • School of Optometry & Vision Science
  • University of Waterloo
    Waterloo, ON
  • Jan. 31, 2021
  • Jul. 1, 2021
  • Assistant Professor
  • Optometry/Vision Science
The School of Optometry & Vision Science at the University of Waterloo is seeking outstanding scholars and researchers for two full-time, regular tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2021. In the case of an exceptional candidate, an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor will be considered.

Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarship and teaching, and develop a robust, externally-funded research program that supports graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Evidence of an actively developing research program is required.

Duties include research, teaching in the optometry professional program and graduate program, and supervising graduate students. Potential applicants are urged to review the research interests of our faculty and the strategic plan of the school. Preference will be given to investigators whose expertise is complementary to research in the School. The ability to develop and teach an array of traditional and on-line courses is expected. Both optometrists and individuals from other biomedical and physical science disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are optometrists should be eligible for a general or academic certificate of registration with the College of Optometrists of Ontario.

The salary range for this position at the rank of Assistant Professor is $100,000 to $130,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, research profile and plan, statement about teaching interests and philosophy, and three confidential letters of reference should be sent to: Dr. Stanley Woo, Director, School of Optometry & Vision Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1 or emailed to

The closing date for the position is January 31, 2021.

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, eligibility, or a request for accommodation during the hiring process, please contact .

The University of Waterloo regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to employment equity and accessibility for all employees. As such, we encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. At Waterloo, you will have the opportunity to work across disciplines and collaborate with an international community of scholars and a diverse student body, situated in a rapidly growing community that has been termed a “hub of innovation.”

Three reasons to apply:

  • 1. General Principles
    The University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of age, sex, disability, ethnic origin, race, or any other grounds as stipulated in the Ontario Human Rights Code.
    The University will undertake positive steps to promote the full participation and integration of women, visible minorities, aboriginal people and people with disabilities within the University.
    2. Guidelines
    It is expected that all department Heads, managers, supervisors, and individuals in a position to influence a decision concerning employment of an individual or the status or working conditions of faculty and staff will ensure the consistent application of this policy and be aware of the legislation which governs these activities.
    Human Resources will assist department Heads, managers and supervisors in identifying and preventing problems of both direct and indirect discrimination and in identifying areas where action may be required to increase employment opportunities for women, visible minorities, native people and people with disabilities.
    Employee concerns about or complaints of discrimination should be raised with the immediate supervisor or department Head. If this is neither desirable nor effective, the employee may pursue other avenues; specifically, the Ethical Behaviour Policy #33.

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Contact Information

  • Holly Forsyth
    School of Optometry & Vision Science
    University of Waterloo
    200 University Avenue West
    Waterloo, ON N2L3G1

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