Positions Available

If you are interested in working at the Center for Visual Science, please see the list of open positions below. You must contact the person(s) you are interested in working with directly.


Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty Position in Retina Research

Added 4/1/2020

The Flaum Eye Institute has a tenure-track position available for scientists working in retina research with a desire to utilize high resolution retinal imaging. A strategic goal of the Flaum Eye Institute is to develop and apply innovative new capabilities to study the structure and function of the retina in healthy and diseased eyes. This includes basic research on a number of animal model systems including (but not limited to) mouse and non-human primate systems. Research may also involve human imaging and the translation of new retinal imaging methods to their use in clinical applications.

This position will involve a primary appointment in the Flaum Eye Institute. The successful candidate will have opportunities to work with a team of faculty developing and applying adaptive optics imaging (Advanced Retinal Imaging Alliance). Candidates with experience developing an advanced high-resolution ophthalmic imaging such as OCT, SLO, fundus and two-photon systems are strongly encouraged to apply. Potential collaborators and excellent graduate students are also available through related programs; including the Center for Visual Science (a strong, university-wide community of 35 faculty engaged in vision research), the Neuroscience program, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Genetics and the Institute of Optics.


Preferred candidates will have a background in retina studies, should hold a PhD or MD or equivalent and have demonstrated significant research achievement and the ability or potential to attract extramural funding. Depending on qualifications an appointment will be made at the assistant, associate or full professor level.

Application Instructions

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests, a teaching statement, reprints, and contact information for three references submitted electronically. Review of complete applications will begin by June 1st, 2020; applications received after that will be considered until the position is filled.

For questions, please contact , Ph.D. or , Ph.D.

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

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Director, Center for Visual Science

Updated 6/1/2020

The University of Rochester's School of Arts, Sciences & Engineering invites faculty applications for the position of Director of the Center for Visual Science.

Applicants must have leadership experience and a history of outstanding research accomplishments in vision science. The successful candidate will be expected to lead their own internationally-recognized sponsored research program and to foster the continued success of the Center for Visual Science. This senior level position will come with significant resources and opportunities. The faculty appointment will be in the School of Arts, Sciences & Engineering. The primary home department will depend on the candidate's main research area, with additional appointments in related disciplines as appropriate.

The Center, founded in 1963, is an interdepartmental program that brings together scientists from a variety of disciplines with the common goal of pursuing excellence in vision research. It currently includes over 40 faculty from 7 different departments, with research areas that range from advanced optical technology for vision correction, corneal and retinal imaging, to cell and molecular biology of eye diseases, mechanisms of visual perception, plasticity and development, visual control of action, multisensory mechanisms, brain imaging, computational approaches to understanding vision, and sensorimotor integration. The Center has longstanding support from the National Eye Institute, including both a Core Center Grant (44 years of support) and a Training Grant (28 years of support).

Numerous opportunities for collaborative research exist across the University of Rochester, within the School of Arts, Sciences & Engineering and the University of Rochester Medical Center, as well as with the nearby Rochester Institute of Technology. The successful candidate will be immersed in an exceptionally rich environment for basic science collaborations, technology development, industry interactions, as well as for clinical and translational research. The Center for Visual Science also plays an important role in a number of university-wide programs in neuroscience, data science, imaging science and the recently launched initiative in augmented and virtual reality.

We will consider applicants from any area of vision science, with emphasis on the ability to lead a highly collaborative research program. The University of Rochester is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths and experience in this area. Consideration of applications will begin in January 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should submit the following application materials within an on-line application, found at https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting

  • CV
  • Research statement
  • Leadership statement
  • Names and contact information for at least three references

For further information, you may contact the co-chairs of the search committee: Dr. Krystel Huxlin, or Dr. Duje Tadin, .

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

EOE / Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled

Search Committee:

Krystel Huxlin, Flaum Eye Institute,
Duje Tadin, Bran and Cognitive Sciences,

Edward Brown, Biomedical Engineering,
Jannick Rolland, Optics,
Michele Rucci, Brain and Cognitive Sciences,