Employment opportunities

Current opportunities

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 holly.forsyth@uwaterloo.ca

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 [Holly Forsyth, holly.forsyth@uwaterloo.ca ].

 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: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.