Faculty position(s) in vision research

Syracuse, New York
Commensurate with faculty rank
October 22 2021
EIP search 2021-22
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Empire Innovation Program Faculty Positions in Vision Research

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (OVS) and the interdepartmental Center for Vision Research (CVR) at SUNY Upstate Medical University are seeking candidates to fill faculty positions supported by the prestigious State University of New York Empire Innovation Program (EIP). The EIP supports the recruitment of faculty with strong track records of research accomplishments and that are recognized leaders in their fields with international reputation for outstanding research. The Center for Vision Research has been recognized for its strength in eye research and was competitively awarded two EIP positions to be filled immediately.

We are seeking researchers with expertise in imaging of the living eye and in developing artificial intelligence approaches, including machine learning or deep learning, applied to eye research and/or diagnostics.  Candidates for one position should have an outstanding research and funding track record and demonstrated international reputation. Candidates for the second position may be earlier in their career path with demonstrated potential for a vigorous independent career.  Candidates should have MD, PhD or MD/PhD degrees or equivalents.

Upstate Medical University strives for an environment that encourages varied perspectives from faculty with diverse life experiences. A respect for diversity is one of our core values. We actively seek applications from women and members of underrepresented groups to contribute to the diversity in support of our teaching, research and clinical missions.  The research faculty in OVS is 40% women, 20% LatinX, 10% LGBTQ; we are committed to enhancing that diversity.

In 2021, Upstate Medical University ranked #35 on the Forbes list of America's best large employers. By earning this award, Upstate joins the ranks only two-dozen universities in the nation.  Upstate Medical University is located in Central New York (CNY), which is well known for its natural beauty.  CNY boasts world-class outdoor activities year around. Syracuse offers outstanding quality of life whether urban or in surrounding suburbs, with excellent schools and low cost of living. The city has a walkable downtown entertainment district and is close to New York City, Toronto, Montreal, or Boston making urban weekend getaways easy.

Please send a letter of interest, CV, statement of research interests, and a list of references as a single PDF document to:

Peter D. Calvert, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Chair of EIP Search Committee

email: OVS_EIPSearch@upstate.edu


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