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Candidates are expected to be highly knowledgeable in the field of Primary Eye Care and Ophthalmic Optics who can develop and teach courses and/or laboratories in the subject area. The candidate must also be able to provide direct patient care and clinical instruction to professional students as well as residents, and be involved in interdisciplinary practice with other educational professionals. Candidates must be willing to actively participate in curricular assessment, professional development, student counseling and service activities within the college, university and the scientific community. Successful candidates are also expected to be involved in research and scholarly activities, and have a sincere commitment to optometric education, community service and patient care. Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

a) Teaching

Developing and delivering lectures and/or laboratories for primary eye care and ophthalmic optics and related areas, as assigned;
Embracing and enhancing the didactic philosophies in the O.D. program;
Maintaining and expanding the high quality clinical practice environment for optometry students on rotation; and
Precepting students on clinical rotation at the Midwestern University Eye Institute- Downers

b) Service

Helping to maintain and grow the state-of-the-art optometry program with a strong interdisciplinary focus that meets the needs of patients in the surrounding community; is efficient, patient-friendly, and cost-effective;
Working closely together with all optometry and ophthalmology faculty to provide a complete range of eye and vision care services;
Participating in leadership roles in state, regional, and national optometry organizations;
Participating on College and University committees, as assigned; and
Participating in College and University service

c) Scholarly activity

Engaging in research and scholarly activity, including presentations at scientific meetings, research, and publication in peer-reviewed journals sufficient to qualify for academic advancement in a non-tenure track


Candidates must possess a Doctor of Optometry degree from an ACOE-accredited institution, must have completed an ACOE-accredited residency, and must be eligible for an Illinois optometric license. Primary eye care clinical expertise is also required.

Contact information: Interested applicants should apply online at and include curriculum vitae and letter of interest. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Melissa Suckow, Dean, Chicago College of Optometry, 555 31st Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515; e-mail:

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

Date Posted: November 18, 2021

Personable F/T or P/T optical staffers of any specialty desired for six location upscale practice in the north suburbs. Pay commensurate with experience but we pay better than most and our staffers tend to stay forever unless they have to leave due to family concerns. All the typical benefits of insurance, vacation, etc. Very comfortable work environment and if you have family responsibility we expect that to take precedent. Call my cell at 847-274-6000 or email We are willing to train.

Date Posted: August 17, 2021

Looking for a bi-lingual (Spanish/English) front desk receptionist who will answer phones, transfer calls, schedule appointments, answer questions, give directions and manage the flow of traffic in the office. Who will greet everyone who enters the building. Need communication skills and willing to travel between both offices.

Please email resume to or call 773-485-3224.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $15.00

COVID-19 considerations:
Masks are required in office.

Date Posted: July 26, 2021

Optician/Optometric Assistant Job Description

Independent optometry practice in Huntley is looking for a fun and energetic optician to join our team. The ideal candidate is passionate about independent eye wear, customer service, sales, community involvement, and small business.

We offer a friendly, positive environment and currently looking for someone to work 32-40 hours on M-F. (Evenings until 6pm is necessary). Additional job responsibilities include front desk, reception, insurance, inventory, optometric technician, marketing, and general housekeeping duties.

Preferred candidates MUST have at least 2 years experience working in an optical or optometry office and excellent customer service and sales skills as well as computer skills. Must be friendly and enthusiastic, motivated to work and has ability to adapt to various work environment/tasks while being detail-oriented.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Resumes must have cover letter (resumes and cover letter in pdf or word 97-03 or word 2007 format only); email applications not including a cover letter and not in requested document format will not be reviewed or considered.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $12.00 - $18.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
Masks are required in office.

Date Posted: July 9, 2021