he Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in the area of cornea/external diseases and refractive surgery. Our department has an exceptional and busy cornea and external disease division with a wide referral base. This position provides clinical and surgical services within UF Health clinical practices and ambulatory surgery center, all of which are located within a 10-mile radius of the main campus.
Salary, rank and tenure status will be commensurate with credentials and experience. The College of Medicine has an active faculty compensation plan which includes incentives and bonuses. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
University employer-paid benefits include individual and family (spouse/domestic partner and children up to age 26) health insurance, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance. Retirement benefits include participation in 403(b) and 457 plans. Professional liability protection and sovereign immunity are administered by the Florida Board of Governors self-insurance program.
Gainesville is a charming city with a low cost of living, Division I NCAA sports, and no state income tax. The area is known for its natural beauty, with many springs, lakes and rivers. The mild climate allows for outdoor activities practically year-round. Culturally, the city is enriched by the influence of the university. The combination of college-town vitality and natural beauty makes Gainesville a one of a kind place where nature and culture meet.
Requirements include completion of an ACGME approved ophthalmic residency program as well as postgraduate fellowship training in cornea/external diseases and refractive surgery. Must be board certified or board eligible, and licensed (or eligible) to practice in Florida.
Preferred qualifications, in addition to clinical expertise, include a strong commitment to teaching and resident/fellow training.
Internal Number: 00023212
About University of Florida, Department of Ophthalmology
The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida is committed to the pursuit of excellence in all its missions. We believe that the success of our department depends on the quality of the clinical care we provide our patients, training outstanding future ophthalmologists and scientists, and developing new knowledge and innovative therapies for vision threatening diseases.
The clinical sites at the UF Health Eye Center – Medical Plaza and UF Health Eye Center – Hampton Oaks see approximately 32,000 patients with routine as well as very complex ocular problems. The department also boasts a state-of-the-art iLASIK refractive suite at the Hampton Oaks location. The faculty of the department pride themselves on providing compassionate, skilled, and cutting-edge care to these patients; covering all the ophthalmic subspecialties. We serve a large referral base and patients travel long distances to benefit from the expertise provided by our ophthalmologists.