Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Glaucoma Specialist - Academic Ophthalmology

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 1 year ago(11/22/2021 1:49 PM)
Specialty Area

Summary of Position

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Department of Ophthalmology is seeking highly skilled, fellowship trained, and academically oriented candidates for a full time Glaucoma faculty position.


The Department of Ophthalmology is currently made up of five full-time clinical faculty whose interests include: Glaucoma, Retina, Oculoplastics, Comprehensive and Cornea, as well as 3 Optometrists, 9 residents, administrative staff and multiple technicians. This dynamic and growing team of dedicated faculty, residents and staff, includes two glaucoma specialist, providing plenty of support, collegiality, and mentorship opportunities. The Selected candidate will be a key contributor to the continued development of the program moving forward, and must have a strong commitment to excellence in resident education, patient care and investigational research.

In addition to a competitive salary, the position offers:

  • uniquely supportive practice environment, strengthened by Temple’s mission-driven culture to provide and promote world class patient care, research, and medical education;
  • individual career development and mentorship opportunities;
  • collegiality among faculty members and hospital leadership; and
  • a comprehensive suite of benefits – including a generous 403b retirement match, health, dental, vision, life, malpractice, paid vacation, CME, a tuition remission program, disability at group rates, and more.

Temple Health, one of Philadelphia's leading academic medical centers, is home to more than 1,000 physicians and scientists who share the mission of bringing innovative treatments to patients. Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple University Health System and by the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM). Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $1.8+ billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research.


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Job Qualifications:

  • MD, DO or foreign equivalent;
  • BC/BE in Ophthalmology 
  • Fellowship trained in Glaucoma 
  • Eligibility for medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Credentials for a faculty appointment at the minimum level of Assistant Professor.
  • Active participant in national organizations and committees such as American Academy of Ophthalmology.  

Procedure for Candidacy
To be considered for this position applicants must complete the online application.


Please note that your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted all the required documents and information.


Application materials must include a curriculum vitae; a personal statement summarizing your experience, qualifications, and career goals; and three professional references, including names and contact information.  A statement describing participation in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions is strongly encouraged. 


Please address your application to: Jeffrey Henderer, MD, Dr. Edward Hagop Bedrossian-Chair of Ophthalmology, Professor of Ophthalmology, C/O Michael Lester, Assistant Dean, Physician/Faculty Recruitment & Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Email: michael.lester@tuhs.temple.edu


The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


We are especially interested in qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups. For more information about our commitment to diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit https://medicine.temple.edu/about/administrative-offices/office-health-equity-diversity-inclusion 


COVID-19 vaccinations are required for employment at Temple University, unless granted a religious or medical exemption (see www.temple.edu/coronavirus)


The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.


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