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Tenured Faculty - Ophthalmology

Application Window

Open date: February 18, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Apr 29, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Feb 17, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The University of California Irvine (UCI), Department of Ophthalmology ( invites applications for a full-time position to enhance and expand existing strengths in the area of vision science and related diseases. This academic appointment will be either at tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor levels, which confers membership in the UCI Academic Senate.

The Department seeks applicants with an M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree who will be expected to establish an extramurally funded independent research program related to vision and/or retinal diseases with emphasis in ocular genetics, biochemistry, biophysics, ophthalmology, pharmacology and/or physiology. Successful candidates will have an established strong record of NIH funding, a significantly established research program, and experience in teaching. Candidates will be expected to support institutional and departmental teaching and mentoring missions to medical and graduate students, residents, fellows, and young faculty. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and expectations.

The appointment will include membership in the Center for Translational Vision Research (CTVR) which comprises a synergistic interdepartmental and multidisciplinary research group seeking to understand and address pathologies of visual disorders. Departmental research leverages outstanding existing resources and strengths of UCI Health, the School of Medicine, and partners across the UCI campus, including the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, the Cancer Research Institute, the Bill and Sue Gross Stem Cell Research Center, and the Institute for Immunology. The vision research community at UCI has grown significantly over the past several years with the recruitment of a cluster of investigators and the formation of CTVR. The blend of innovative translational research and high-end clinical activities generates unparalleled opportunities for UCI as a top destination for truly translational vision research.

Interested candidates should apply through the UC Irvine Recruit system located at: and upload the following application materials to be considered for the position:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Summary of research interests (up to 3 pages)
  • Summary of teaching philosophy
  • Name and contact information for 3-5 referees.
  • PDFs of 3-5 recent publications
  • Statement of contributions to diversity

Inquiries about the position can be addressed to Dr. Vladimir Kefalov at

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Qualified candidates must possess a M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree. Interested candidates must have demonstrated capabilities for substantial research, excellent teaching, and professional service. The ideal candidate’s research would be focused primarily on vision and/or retinal diseases.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine conducts institutional reference checks for candidates finalists to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer of appointment into Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full). The institutional reference checks involve contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Irvine requires all candidates of Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into AP RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) positions will be subject to institutional reference checks.

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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA