Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology (Part-Time) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)


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The Department of Ophthalmology/Roski Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine of USC, is seeking two (2) part-time Optometrists at the assistant professor level to join our department. The successful candidates will have the academic title of Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology (Part-Time). Candidates are expected to provide high-quality optometry services in one of our department’s satellite clinics.

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the Trojan Family. The USC Department of Ophthalmology is nationally ranked by U.S. News and has a long track record of excellence in clinical care, vision research, and cultivating leaders in the field. For fiscal year 2022, the department is ranked #5 among all ophthalmology departments in the country in terms of federal NIH funding. It has been nationally ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” for 28 consecutive years. Furthermore, the USC Ophthalmology Residency Program is also ranked nationally in the U.S. by Doximity.

General Description:   

Optometrists are primary eye health care providers who examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases and disorders of the eye with the use of prescription glasses, contact lenses, devices, and medications.


The specific functions will be in accordance with the Scope of Practice of Optometrists at Keck Medicine of USC.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Obtained a Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) degree from an accredited School of Optometry.
  • Hold a current valid license from the California Board of Optometry.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Completion of a one-year residency program.
  • Experience in ophthalmology, private practice, or academic environment.

Non-Exempt Position

The part-time faculty position is non-exempt, with an hourly rate ranging from $48.00–$52.88 per hour. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education or training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

Application Process:    

Applicants should apply for this position at the USC job posting website and provide a cover letter or letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three (3) referees with contact information. Applications will be reviewed immediately until the position is filled. For inquiries, please send an email to Norma T. Sayoto at

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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