Temple University, Office of Physician & Faculty Recruitment

Ophthalmologist - Comprehensive

Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 1 week ago(5/20/2024 3:04 PM)
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Summary of Position

The Department of Ophthalmology at Temple Health is seeking highly skilled, academically oriented candidates for a full time Comprehensive Ophthalmology faculty position.


The Department of Ophthalmology is currently made up of six full-time clinical faculty whose interests include: Glaucoma, Retina, Oculoplastics, Comprehensive Ophthalmology 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, offer 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 opportunity offers:
• A 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;
• Rank and compensation commensurate with experience.


Job Qualifications:
• MD, DO or foreign equivalent
• BC/BE in Ophthalmology
• 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 Karly Settle, Senior Recruiter Physician/Faculty Recruitment & Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Email: karly.settle@tuhs.temple.edu


For confidential inquires and or questions about the position please contact Karly Settle.  


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


Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple Health and by the Katz School of Medicine. Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $2.5 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research. TUHS is a progressive and innovative organization. Within the past year, it has earned national and regional accolades for excellence in healthcare. Among these recognitions are the Philadelphia “Employer of Choice” (the only healthcare provider named), Forbes “Best in State”, Healthcare Equality Index Leader, Nursing Magnet, and Leapfrog “A” Safety Grade. These honors speak to the proud team culture of TUHS.


The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and patient care, achieved by faculty, staff, and learners who represent and serve its diverse society. With more than 13,000 alumni, LKSOM has trained a significant proportion of the physician base in the Pennsylvania-New Jersey-Delaware region. Reflecting the excellent quality of a Temple medical education, the MD graduates are highly regarded by competitive residency training programs. They have made significant career contributions to both medical practice and medical research. Many have become department chairpersons, deans, and vice presidents of major academic medical centers.


Katz School of Medicine has 27 basic science and clinical departments, comprising over 900 full-and part-time faculty, over 900 volunteer faculty, and more than 500 additional staff.


Temple Faculty Physicians is made up of more than 500 dually employed physicians who are the cornerstone of clinical care and teaching for Temple’s healthcare enterprise. These physicians practice in 20 academic departments encompassing every subspecialty in modern medicine.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: located in the heart of a diverse urban area, the Katz School of Medicine is acutely aware of the impact of the national systemic problems related to the lack of health equity and access to affordable, culturally responsive healthcare. In response, Katz works to address issues that promote health equity through education, care delivery, workforce development, and research. LKSOM recognizes that an environment enriched with persons from varied backgrounds working to address health disparity enhances scholarly work and the development of a culturally aware and responsive healthcare workforce.

We are especially interested in qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups. For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


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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