Employment opportunities

Two researchers and a patient using vision science equipment for testingCurrent opportunities

  1. Assistant Professor; Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technology
  2. Clinical Lecturer; Primary Care

Assistant Professor; Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technology

The School of Optometry & Vision Science at the University of Waterloo is seeking an outstanding scholar and researcher for a full-time, regular tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the area of Cornea, Contact Lens and Refractive Technology. In the case of an exceptional candidate, an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor will be considered.  

The anticipated start date is September 1, 2022.

The successful applicant 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. Potential applicants are urged to review the research interests of our faculty and the strategic plan of the school, as preference will be given to investigators whose expertise is complementary. 

Duties include research, teaching and service. Teaching in the optometry professional program and/or vision science graduate program, and supervision of graduate students are expected.  Evidence of teaching excellence, innovation and flexibility in teaching modality will be highly valued. Successful candidates are expected to have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree.  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 by mail to:  Dr. Stanley Woo, Director, School of Optometry & Vision Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1 or emailed to Dr. Stanley Woo c/o susan.blackmore@uwaterloo.ca

The closing date to apply for the position is June 30, 2022.

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 Susan Blackmore susan.blackmore@uwaterloo.ca

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Susan Blackmore susan.blackmore@uwaterloo.ca

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.


Clinical Lecturer, Primary Care

The University of Waterloo School of Optometry & Vision Science, in the Faculty of Science, is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time position in the faculty category of clinical lecturer, in the area of Primary Care.  The position is a 3-year definite term with an option of future continuing appointment. The University Optometry Clinics include primary care and specialty clinics that encompass the full spectrum of the contemporary practice of optometry.  The successful candidate will be passionate about teaching, clinical education, patient care, and the profession of optometry.

The successful candidate will have completed a residency or have 3 or more years of clinical experience.  The expectation is to grow the School’s primary care clinic.  Assignments will include evenings, after-hours on-call services and some Saturday clinics.

The range of duties includes intern supervision, resident supervision, and direct patient care.  Clinical lecturers are expected to participate in activities that contribute to the effective functioning of the School such as administrative duties and service on committees.

Applicants should be eligible for a general or an academic certificate of registration with the College of Optometrists of Ontario.  Applicants would ideally be available to start by July 1, 2022.

Salary is negotiable within a range of $95,000 to $120,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae 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 susan.blackmore@uwaterloo.ca.

The closing date for applications is May 30, 2022.

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, or eligibility, please contact [Susan Blackmore, susan.blackmore@uwaterloo.ca ]. 

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office (https://uwaterloo.ca/human-rights-equity- inclusion/indigenousinitiatives).

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Metis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Susan Blackmore susan.blackmore@uwaterloo.ca

Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.