Assistant/Associate Professor in Institute of Public and Preventive Health

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7194882 (Ref:ej-4798590)

Posted: November 16, 2023

Job Description

Assistant/Associate Professor in Institute of Public and Preventive Health

Job ID: 265610
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

Job ID 265610

Position # 20011009

The Department of Community and Behavioral Health Sciences through the Institute of Public and Preventive Health (IPPH) at Augusta University seeks an outstanding faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor interested in developing an academic career within a growing, dynamic research institute. This position is full time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, and on tenure track. The selected candidate should have a successful track record of peer-reviewed publications, and a history of extramural funding (or, for junior faculty, demonstrate the potential to become an independent extramurally funded investigator). In addition, the applicant must show evidence of potential for effective teaching.

In addition to a faculty appointment with the Institute of Public and Preventive Health, the selected candidate will have a faculty appointment, commensurate with experience, within an academic department in one of Augusta University's nine colleges and schools.

Successful candidates will be pursuing a vigorous, extramurally-funded research program in areas of research that complement the Institute's and University's existing strengths including:

  • health policy, health systems, or health services research

  • behavioral health (including substance use, and substance use disorders)

  • rural health, or health disparities research

  • Cancer and other chronic disease prevention

  • Correctional Health

  • Child and adolescent health


    Research 75% - Seek external funds, exhibit potential to sustain a funded research program, publish in top-tier peer-reviewed journals relevant to Public Health science and/or practice, present at professional meetings, and mentor student research.

    Teaching 20% - Teach 1 to 2 courses per year within the MPH program or the individual's academic department, advise graduate students, and participate in the Institute's established summer scholars program.

    Service 5% - Provide service to the Institute, academic department, College, and University through participation in faculty meetings and/or committee service. Provide service to the profession through involvement in professional organizations, serving as a reviewer of manuscripts journals, or peer-review panel for grant applications.

    Required Qualifications

    Applicants must have earned a Doctoral degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Health Services Research, Health Economics, Social Science or a related public health discipline.

    Assistant Professor- Early level career as a faculty member

    Associate Professor- Mid level career faculty member with at least five years at rank of Assistant Professor or comparable training, background, and experience.

    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.


    This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.

    The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.

    Assistant Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

    Associate Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

    Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

    Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

    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:

    College/Department Information

    The mission of the IPPH is to improve health, reduce health disparities, and prevent injury and illness in Georgia through research, service, leadership, and training. Founded in 2012, IPPH currently has 10 primary faculty, 13 affiliated faculty, and 14 research and administrative grant support staff.

    Extramural funding exceeds $9 million per year. IPPH is home to the Center for Rural Health, and the Center for Bioethics and Health Policy (CBHP). Over the next 5 years, our goal is to double the number of faculty in support of our mission and strategic development.

    Located on the Health Sciences Campus of Augusta University, home of Georgia's only public medical school, IPPH offers a unique opportunity for faculty interested in all types of public health research and provides numerous opportunities for inter-disciplinary collaborations across the spectrum of the health professions.

    About Us

    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.


    Augusta University

    Our Health Sciences Campus:

    1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

    Conditions of Employment

    All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

    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

    To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at
    Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

    Other Information

    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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    Job posting number:#7194882 (Ref:ej-4798590)
    Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
    Employer Location:Augusta University
    United States
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