Kentucky College of Optometry Seeks Faculty Members

KYCO-logo.sealThe University Of Pikeville, the Leading University of Central Appalachia, is currently seeking faculty for its Kentucky College of Optometry. Professional educators are sought in the areas of Primary Care, Binocular Vision, Ocular Disease and Pharmacology. Candidates should be passionate and experienced regarding classroom and clinical instruction. Through education, training, and mentoring, faculty members will provide students with the knowledge and confidence they need to succeed at the highest level of professional optometric services. This unique career opportunity affords an individual the opportunity to work and teach in a state of the art eye care facility while at the same time enjoying the unparalleled beauty and tranquility of the Appalachian mountain region.

The faculty member is expected to teach in the Kentucky College of Optometry program while accepting the following responsibilities:

  1. Course preparation which will include lecture and laboratory presentations as well as student testing and evaluation.
  2. Participating in and recommending curriculum development and assessment.
  3. Providing office hours for student’s guidance and tutorials.
  4. Traditional scholarly activity and University service.


  1. Must have an O.D. and/or Ph.D. (or equivalent) in a discipline related to Optometry or its associated basic sciences.
  2. Optometrist applicants should be eligible for licensure in the state of Kentucky and are expected to participate in patient care services.
  3. Must have excellent organizational, communication, teaching and decision-making skills.
  4. Prior college teaching experience is strongly preferred.

The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, telemedicine, long term disability, tuition waivers, a 403(b) retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, & dependent care accounts.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the University of Pikeville Title IX Coordinator by calling 606-218-5216.

Click here for more information about the University of Pikeville. Interested applicants should complete the online application. In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.