Open Rank Faculty - Part-Time Clinical Science Educator
Job posting number: #7155312 (Ref:ej-4261861)
Posted: June 8, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Open Rank Faculty - Part-Time Clinical Science Educator
Job ID: 258947
Location: AU/UGA Med Partnership Campus
Full/Part Time: Part Time
Job ID: 258947
Position #: 40056486
The Augusta University/University of Georgia (AU/UGA) Medical Partnership, a regional campus of the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University (AU) located in Athens, GA, is seeking an experienced, innovative medical educator (MD, DO or equivalent) at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor to teach across all four years of our undergraduate medical education curriculum in the areas of clinical skills, community and population health, simulation, large group learning, small group facilitation, and clerkship activities.
Our students study clinical and basic sciences in a highly integrated, systems-based, hybrid curriculum that incorporates active learning strategies into large and small group settings. Clinical Science and Basic Science Educators work closely together in this setting to provide a unique learning experience for our students. We seek an outstanding, team-oriented teacher who will share our excitement in continuing to build this dynamic and innovative educational program. Preference will be given to candidates who also demonstrate a commitment to educational research or other scholarly endeavors. The AU/UGA Medical Partnership campus offers unique opportunities for medical education research through collaboration with faculty across Augusta University, University of Georgia, and/or other institutions. Successful candidates will have a primary appointment at MCG at Augusta University, with the opportunity for an adjunct faculty appointment in the appropriate department at the University of Georgia.
The position is part-time (0.75 FTE) and is a non-tenure track appointment.
Teaching/Instruction (estimated 80% time) - Teach and associated tasks in undergraduate medical education in some or all of the following areas depending on curricular needs: clinical skills, community and population health, simulation, large group learning, small group facilitation, and clerkship activities. Serve in curriculum leadership roles as appropriate. Research (10% time) - Participate in educational research or other scholarly endeavors in collaboration with faculty in department or at partner universities.
Service (10% time) - Serve on department or university committees. Also assist in academic advising and mentoring.
Candidates must have an MD, DO or equivalent degree, Board Certification (when appropriate), ability to obtain an unrestricted medical license in the state of Georgia (when appropriate), ability to obtain appropriate hospital credentials and privileges (when appropriate), and ability to obtain an unrestricted Drug Enforcement Administration license (when appropriate).
Minimum qualification for each rank is provided below:
Assistant Professor - Early level career as a faculty member with appropriate post graduate training.
Associate Professor - Mid level career faculty member with at least five years at rank of Assistant Professor or comparable training, background, and experience.
Professor - Senior level career faculty member with at least five years at the rank of Associate Professor or comparable training, background, and experience.
Please reference the Augusta University Promotion & Tenure guidelines as well as the MCG Promotion & Tenure guidelines for guidance on requirements for promotion and/or tenure at: https://www.augusta.edu/hr/faculty-support-ser/procedures/augusta_university_promotion_tenure_guidelines_feb_2020.pdf; https://www.augusta.edu/hr/faculty-support-ser/procedures/2022_2023_mcg_promotion_tenure_guidelines.pdf.
Required faculty employment qualifications for all USG institutions and all academic ranks within these institutions shall be:
- Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)'s requirements for institutional accreditation;
- Evidence of ability as a teacher;
- Evidence of activity as a scholar and ability in all other duties assigned;
- Successful experience (which will necessarily be waived for those just entering the academic profession who meet all other requirements); and,
- Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data, and recommendations.
Preference will be given to individuals with specialty/background in Psychiatry, those with prior teaching experience in U.S. medical education programs (a background in case-based and active learning methods in small and large group settings is especially desirable), and to those who will be actively engaged in some form of research or scholarship. AU/UGA Medical Partnership Clinical Science and Basic Science Educators work in pairs within our unique curriculum to facilitate case-based small group student learning on a weekly basis.
This position is fiscal year based and works year-round. Amount of time worked is based on work commitment.
The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is between 0.75 and 0.99 FTE. The FTE will be determined at the time of hire after discussions during the interview process with the successful candidate. Although this position is fully benefits eligible and can select from the robust University System of Georgia (USG) benefits package, this position is not considered full-time. Only positions at 1.0 FTE are considered full-time.
- Assistant Professor - Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements.
- Associate Professor - Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements.
- Professor - Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements.
Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, wellness options, and much more!
Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.
Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Guidelines: https://www.augusta.edu/hr/faculty-support-ser/procedures/augusta_university_promotion_tenure_guidelines_feb_2020.pdf.
Augusta University and University of Georgia have partnered to create a four-year medical education program in Athens, GA, to help alleviate a statewide shortage of physicians that threatens the health of Georgians. The AU/UGA Medical Partnership combines the significant instructional and research resources of University of Georgia, the flagship land grant research university, with the expertise of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Georgia's only public medical school. The Undergraduate Medical Education program, which graduated its first undergraduate class in 2014, focuses on active learning principles and small group learning sessions. The Graduate Medical Education Program launched its inaugural class of a three-year categorical Internal Medicine Residency Program in July of 2015, partnering with St. Mary's Healthcare System as the major participating site.
Athens is one of the nation's quintessential college towns and has maintained a top ten ranking in the Forbes list of best places to live in the US for the last three years. In 2018, Athens was rated #6 in best small places for business and careers, #19 in education, and #31 in job growth. This city of 129,000 people is home to the University of Georgia, one of the nation's top three producers of Rhodes Scholars over the past two decades. Athens is also known as the birthplace of R.E.M., the B-52's, and Drive-by Truckers. Culturally, Athens possesses a lively restored Victorian-era downtown bustling with shops, dining, and nightlife. It is located in Northeast Georgia 61 miles from Atlanta and is less than 4 hours away from both mountains and beaches. To learn more about Athens, see http://www.visitathensga.com.
The Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation's largest medical schools by class size, with 260 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG's expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs. Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's and America's children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.
This position is with the Augusta University/University of Georgia (AU/UGA) Medical Partnership, located at the University of Georgia Health Sciences Campus in Athens, GA.
AU/UGA Medical Partnership:
University of Georgia
Health Sciences Campus
Athens, GA 30602
Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.
If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.
Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.
For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.
All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.
How To Apply
The application packet should include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter addressing how the applicant's credentials and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position.
Application materials can only be accepted through the Augusta University online application process. Apply online at https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/university.
A list of references may be requested at a later date.
Application Deadline: Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
Position Start Date: July 1, 2023, or negotiable.
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."
Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.
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