Chair Professor in Optometry Research

University of Western Australia

Lions Eye Institute and University of Western Australia Chair in Optometry Research

Job no: 507525
Work type: full time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Health and Medical Sciences

  • We are seeking an outstanding and dynamic optometric research leader for the rare opportunity to build a world class optometric and vision research capacity at the University of Western Australia and Lions Eye Institute.

The University of Western Australia is committed to being a diverse educational environment as well being a diverse working community. As a community, we endeavour to be a mixture of cultural backgrounds, life experiences, individual perspectives, and numerous other characteristics that add variety and vitality to the University.

The primary goal of the Doctor of Optometry program and the new Chair in Optometry Research is to reduce preventable blindness within the community by enhancing the understanding of eye disease in a manner that can be translated into improved eyecare. The position will be accommodated at the Lions Eye Institute and collaborate with the Ian Constable Chair in Discovery and Translational Ophthalmic Science (UWA) and the Lions Curtin Professorial Chair in Big Ophthalmic Data (Curtin University).

About the opportunity

The Lions Eye Institute and University of Western Australia Chair in Optometry Research will build a world class optometric and vision research capacity at the University of Western Australia and Lions Eye Institute.

They will oversee a research strategy focused on the earlier detection and management of ocular disease and the development of innovations in the delivery of eye care, in order to reduce preventable blindness and increase the accessibility of eye health services.

This is a research position with leadership responsibilities within the research component within the Doctor of Optometry program. The position will require a senior academic research optometrist at Professorial level, with significant research experience a track research of successful competitive funding, doctoral supervisory experience, and an established track record in the field of optometry and visual science vision research.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File Candidate Brochure - LEI UWA Chair in Optometric Research.pdf

Closing Date:  Friday, 21 January 2022

Application Details: Applications must be submitted online. 

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity 

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050. 

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered. 
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021). 
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.    

Advertised: 16 Dec 2021 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: 21 Jan 2022 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time