American University of Iraq - Baghdad

Assistant/Associate Professor of Optometry & Vision Science

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College of Healthcare Technologies

Why the American University of Iraq – Baghdad?

Opening its doors in January of 2021, the new American University of Iraq – Baghdad (AUIB) began as a dream of influential individuals in Iraqi and the United States business, industry and government who want to see a world-class institution of higher learning established in the city, reminiscent of the days when Baghdad was an educational mecca and flourishing capital of the Muslim world. With a great library, palatial college buildings and student centers, state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and athletic facilities, AUIB will be a beautiful campus attracting students, faculty, and staff from throughout the world.  We invite you to join us in this exciting new venture.

AUIB seeks a collaborative and value-driven Assistant/Associate Professor of Optometry & Vision Science in the College of Healthcare Technologies.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Teaching courses in Optics, Optometry and Vision Science
  • Assisting in developing and teaching the curriculum of the College.
  • Assisting in developing and teaching continuing education and post-graduate programs to develop the advanced skills of Opticians, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists.
  • Applying a coherent teaching and learning strategy in the College.
  • Assisting in preparing and managing the annual budget of the College.
  • Developing a research program in the College.
  • Contributing to the College practice and training facilities and support an environment that facilitates research and scholarly activity.

Required Skills/Abilities:

Candidates for this position must have: 

  • PhD, MD, OD or highest professional qualification in Optometry, Vision Science, or related field.
  • Evidence of academic and research activities in the field.
  • Demonstrated success in enhancing and advancing education, service, and research programs.
  • Demonstrated success in securing private, corporate, and/or governmental support to advance the College's mission.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to listen and understand the needs of faculty, staff, and students; and the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Solid understanding of Optometry, Ophthalmology and Imaging research and clinical practice, procedures, and scheduling.
  • Demonstrated accomplishments in research and scholarship.
  • Operational understanding of American university educational systems.
  • Preferred experience working and living in the Middle East.

Application Procedure: 

Applications should include:

  • Cover Letter.
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae.
  • Copies of Passport Data information page.
  • References (contact details) for up to three individuals who are familiar with your work.
  • Copies of all formal academic degrees and certificates.
  • Copies of your Transcripts.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will begin immediately. 

Please apply through AUIB website OR send your application and supporting documents to the following email address:  

If an applicant has any relatives working at AUIB this must be disclosed in writing in the cover letter.

If you have not heard back from us after 3 weeks, it means that your application was not successful.

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Optometry & Vision Science
Airport Road Baghdad, Iraq
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AUIB is a non-profit, private university that is fully accredited in Iraq by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

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