Job #:  1649, 1653, 1654, 1708

Pacific University, a prestigious private institution that blends a College of Optometry, College of Health Professions, College of Education, College of Business and a College of Arts & Sciences, is located in the Portland metropolitan area, one hour from the Cascade Mountains and Pacific Ocean. Optometry, MS and PhD students enjoy a rich educational environment, learning full-scope optometry with state-of-the-art educational, research and clinical technology.

Pacific University College of Optometry is seeking applicants for tenure-track and extended-term faculty positions for our OD, Applied Vision Science, and Graduate Vision Science programs with expertise in contact lenses, binocular vision, or primary care.  The successful candidates will have an OD degree and be eligible for licensure to practice optometry in the State of Oregon. Preference will be given to applicants with an advanced degree (PhD), residency/fellowship training, and/or advanced professional development. For applicants to our new Applied Vision Science program, fluency in both English and Chinese/Mandarin languages is desired.

A commitment to excellence in the expansion of knowledge through vision research, optometric education, and lifelong learning is essential.

APPLICATION:  Candidates should submit a letter of application, a comprehensive curriculum vita, and three references to:

Marcie Brown

Manager of Administrative Programs

Pacific University College of Optometry 2043 College Way

Forest Grove, OR 97116

Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. 

Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified.  The hiring process normally consists of several interviews and can last several weeks depending on the position.  Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and successful completion of a background check.  If the position is posted on our job board at it is an available position and you may apply.  No phone calls please.


Pacific University is a small but diverse community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment.  Tracing its roots back to 1849, when it began as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a difference in people’s lives.  Nestled in the valley at the base of the coastal range and Mount Hood, the university is only a half hour to the Portland metro center. 

Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business.  Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu.  In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience.

At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences.  International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 25,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.


It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance.  Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116,