Chair and Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

  • Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
  • , WV

This position has been filled.

Grant Cooper is seeking a Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology for the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (SOM) is a state-supported, community-based medical school established in 1977. The faculty and administration are committed to providing high-quality medical education and residency training, with an emphasis on primary care, at a relatively modest cost with both self-reliance and community support. Clinical and basic research is focused on health issues related to rural populations, including obesity-related health disparities and addiction. The school’s faculty practice plan, Marshall Health, employs approximately 1150 individuals including physicians, residents, clinical, administrative and research staff; has upwards of 25 clinic locations and three multi-disciplinary facilities.

Position Overview

The Chair is responsible for the continued development of the department. Accordingly, the Chair will develop and oversee multidisciplinary teams for clinical treatment, promote and support educational endeavors, organize research initiatives, seek and acquire grants and encourage publications and presentations in prestigious venues nationally.

The Department of Ophthalmology has two locations, one in Huntington and one in Charleston. The Department is a referral center for the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases including diabetes, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Offering a full array of comprehensive diagnostic services, our surgeons perform more than 3,600 surgeries annually including cataract surgery, laser eye correction, corneal surgery, laser treatment of glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, as well as plastic surgery for lid and brow conditions. All faculty are board certified. The faculty consists of three general ophthalmologists, one fellowship-trained cornea specialist, one fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist, and one fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon. The main office has a full surgery suite with the newest technology for evaluating ocular diseases.


  • Eligibility for Medical Licensure in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio.
  • Board-certified in Ophthalmology.
  • Experience in the field with a proven track record.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience including administrative experience and skills.
  • Qualifications to fulfill the Marshall University criteria for a senior level faculty appointment.
  • Proven background in faculty recruitment, mentoring and development.
  • A distinguished record as an academician, clinician, and educator.
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