The position of Chief Academic Officer for the School of Optometry at University of Detroit Mercy is responsible for as a member of the leadership team, the development and administration of the newly announced Optometry program.
The position encompasses two phases, providing a unique opportunity for the candidate to build an exceptional program to complement the educational opportunities built on the Detroit Mercy legacy of excellence.
The first phase holds focus on collaborating with university leadership to develop and establish a Doctor of Optometry Program at University of Detroit Mercy; coordinating the preparation of materials and documentation required for accreditation by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE); establishing goals and strategies for faculty recruitment, program marketing, and student recruitment; and collaborating with the Dean of the School of Dentistry and other university personnel to develop plans for classroom, laboratory and other required resources for the program. The candidate will work in conjunction with the Dean of the School of Dentistry, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and President of the University.
The second phase, following ACOE approval, focuses on recruiting and leading the faculty and staff in determining the academic and clinical program; and meeting academic, accreditation, legal and regulatory guidelines to maintain the quality and integrity of the academic program, as one in the forefront of the profession. The program will build upon and leverage the clinical services and core basic sciences curriculum provided as part of the School of Dentistry.
The School of Optometry is located in Novi, Michigan.