Careers in Ophthalmology

Open faculty and postdoctoral positions are listed below. Visit Human Resources for other career opportunities at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Faculty Openings

Postdoctoral Training Opportunities

Neuro-Ophthalmologist

The Department of Ophthalmology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is expanding and seeks an outstanding Neuro-Ophthalmologist. Additional subspecialty training or interest in medical/surgical and comprehensive ophthalmology is a plus but not required. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. We are seeking an outstanding individual who is board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Ophthalmology. Candidates must possess an M.D. degree and be eligible for Texas licensure. Successful completion of fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmology is required. Duties will include sharing responsibility with existing faculty for didactic and clinical training of residents and fellows in general and neuro-ophthalmic diseases, as well as clinical care of patients at faculty practice sites. The successful candidate must have demonstrated medical and surgical skills.

Interested individuals should apply online (Job Reference # 465113).

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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Glaucoma and Comprehensive Ophthalmologist

The UT Southwestern Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology is seeking an outstanding Glaucoma and Comprehensive Ophthalmologist for a position as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. Candidates should have a MD degree and be board certified or board eligible in ophthalmology, fellowship-trained in glaucoma, and be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Texas. The successful candidate will assume an established faculty practice at our state-of-the-art UT Southwestern Moncrief Medical Center in Ft. Worth and will play an active role in our residency and fellowship programs at John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth. Applications from new and established clinician educators are encouraged. Consideration may be given to applicants seeking less than a full-time schedule.

Compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate enforced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is a requirement for this position.  Federal law requires individuals holding this position to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption for certain medical, disability, or religious reasons.  Individuals who do not meet CMS vaccination requirements are not eligible and should not apply for this position but are encouraged to apply for other non-healthcare positions at UTSW for which they qualify.

Interested individuals should apply online (Job Reference # 220000EL).

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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Comprehensive Ophthalmologist (Parkland)

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center announces an opening for an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. We seek an outstanding individual with an M.D. degree, who is board certified, or board eligible in ophthalmology, and eligible for a Texas medical license. Subspecialty training is a plus, but not required. This position will serve to help supervise residents and fellows at Parkland Hospital, as well as develop a faculty clinical practice. Experience in resident teaching and current practice in medical and surgical ophthalmology, or a recent graduate of a residency or fellowship training program preferred. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.

Interested individuals should apply online (Job Reference # 494790).

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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Comprehensive Ophthalmologist (Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center)

The Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas is seeking an outstanding Comprehensive Ophthalmologist. This position will be based at our affiliated Dallas Veteran’s Administration (VA) Hospital and will also include an appointment on the UT Southwestern faculty. Appointment rank will be commensurate with accomplishments and experience. Responsibilities will involve teaching and staffing resident clinics and operating room. Interests should primarily be comprehensive ophthalmology; however, subspecialty training will be considered, but is not required.

Qualifications must include U.S. citizenship and an active medical license to practice in any state, territory or commonwealth in the U.S. or in the District of Columbia. Eligibility for a Texas medical license is required. Candidates should have an M.D. degree, board certified or board eligible in ophthalmology.

Interested individuals should send curriculum vitae, with a cover letter to Valerie Southivong.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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Ophthalmology Research Faculty

The Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center is expanding our research faculty. The Department is seeking an applicant with an established track record of sustained NEI/NIH funding, as a PI on one or more R01 research grants. Candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent, and are expected to maintain extramural funding that may be supplemented by a significant departmental endowment and research funds. 

Ability and willingness to collaborate with other faculty members working on the pathobiology of retinal degeneration, (e.g., AMD), ocular surface diseases, corneal diseases, corneal cell biology, ocular immunology and inflammation, and ocular infectious disease is expected. Consideration may be given to applicants seeking less than a full time schedule. A joint appointment in a basic science department may be considered. This is a tenure-track appointment. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.

Interested individuals should apply online (Job Reference #355117).

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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Pediatric Ophthalmologist

The Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center is now recruiting a Pediatric Ophthalmologist at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor level. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. We seek an outstanding individual with an MD degree who is board certified (or eligible) by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is eligible for Texas medical licensure. Successful completion of a Pediatric Ophthalmology fellowship is required. Duties will include sharing in the responsibility, with existing faculty, for didactic and clinical training of residents and fellows and clinical care of patients at Children's Medical Center of Dallas and UT Southwestern Affiliated faculty practice sites. The successful applicant must have demonstrated medical and surgical skills and interest in all aspects of Pediatric Ophthalmology and adult strabismus. An established interest in/or willingness to pursue clinical research is desirable. 

Interested individuals should apply online (Job Reference # 569824).

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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Mitochondrial and Metabolic Homeostasis in Corneal Health and Disease (Postdoc)

A postdoctoral training position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Danielle Robertson, in the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center to study how mitochondrial and metabolic changes underlie pathophysiological changes in mucosal epithelial cells, with a primary focus on corneal and conjunctival epithelia. Our laboratory has several exciting projects related to mitochondrial biology and metabolism, including the effects of hyperglycemia (ie. diabetes), hyperosmolarity (dry eye) and pathogens on mucosal epithelial cell surfaces. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree. Experience in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and/or immunology leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals is recommended. Information on our postdoctoral training program, benefits, and a virtual tour can be found here

Interested individuals should send a CV, statement of interests, and a list of three references to:

Danielle M. Robertson, OD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology
5323 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas, TX 75390-9057
danielle.robertson@utsouthwestern.edu
Danielle Robertson, OD, PhD Lab

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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Ocular Oncology Research (Postdoc)

A postdoctoral training position is available in the laboratory of Dr. J. William Harbour, in the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Our laboratory has a long-term interest in genomic evolution, immune evasion, and metastasis in uveal melanoma, a highly metastatic cancer of the eye. Our laboratory has discovered multiple genomic aberrations associated with metastasis in uveal melanoma, including bi-allelic mutational inactivation of the tumor suppressor BAP1, hemizygous change-of-function mutations in the splicing factor SF3B1, and aberrant expression of the cancer-testis antigen PRAME. We use a variety of techniques in cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, genomics, and epigenetics to elucidate how these aberrations interact with the tumor microenvironment to promote immune evasion and metastasis. The training experience will include the use of next generation sequencing methods such as RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, scRNA-seq, and spatial transcriptomics, as well as cell culture and genetically engineered mouse models. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree. Extensive background in molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or cell biology is required. Experience in mouse experimentation is desired. Evidence of stageappropriate research productivity leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals is desirable. Information on our postdoctoral training program, benefits, and a virtual tour can be found here

Interested individuals should send a CV, statement of interests, and a list of three references to:
Mahsa Sorouri, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology
5323 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas, TX 75390-9057
mahsa.sorouri@utsouthwestern.edu
J. William Harbour, MD Lab

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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Pathobiology of Pseudomonas Keratitis (Postdoc)

A postdoctoral training position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Danielle Robertson, in the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center to study the role of extracellular vesicles in modulating innate immune responses to infectious pathogens in the cornea. Our laboratory has several exciting projects related to the cornea and infectious diseases. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree. Experience in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and/or immunology leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals is recommended. Information on our postdoctoral training program and benefits can be found in our Postdoc Handbook here

Interested individuals should send a CV, statement of interests, and a list of three references to:

Danielle M. Robertson, OD, PhD
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Department of Ophthalmology
5323 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas, TX 75390-9057
danielle.robertson@utsouthwestern.edu
Danielle Robertson, OD, PhD Lab

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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