Open Rank- Clinical Faculty in Cardiology

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

Job posting number: #7239938 (Ref:ej-5215992)

Posted: April 26, 2024

Job Description

Open Rank- Clinical Faculty in Cardiology

Job ID: 271496
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

Job ID 271496

Position # 40045293

The Medical College of Georgia, Division of Cardiology at Augusta University is current seeking a faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor. The faculty member will support the Advanced Heart Failure service, a rapidly growing academic program evaluating and managing patients with advanced heart failure (HF), and our newly certified Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) program. The faculty member will support the growth of the MCS program and our goal of beginning a new cardiac transplant program in the near future. Our Advanced HF Program includes a Shock and ECMO Team and multiple devices for both temporary and durable mechanical support including Impella devices, IABP, ECMO and Heart Mate 3. Additional responsibilities will include an active role in the new cardiac care unit and inpatient services, teaching cardiovascular fellows, and an opportunity to pursue clinical research. The candidate should have a strong interest in patient care and clinical outcomes, and experience working with multi-disciplinary teams. This position is not considered to be on tenure track.


1. Participate in out-patient heart failure clinical practice at the downtown practice site and satellite locations. Staff Fellow's clinic on an as-needed basis.

2. Staff the Inpatient CVICU Service and Inpatient Heart Failure Consult Service; share fairly in the staffing of these services with colleagues.

3. Participate in the echo lab reading pool as interests and training allow.

4. Perform/interpret various procedures (i.e., right heart catheterizations, nuclear stress tests, cardiopulmonary exercise tests) as interests and training allow.

5. Participate in night and weekend CVICU and VAD call coverage at all hospitals and in-patient cardiology services as needed and similar to your colleagues.

6. Generate work RVU's at or above the 65th%ile for a non-invasive cardiologist as reported by the UHC Faculty Practice Solution Center and adjusted for your assigned clinical FTE.

7. Participate in the teaching activities of the Division in support of Phase I, II and III medical students; residents primarily from the Department of Medicine but also from other Departments; and the training of Cardiology fellows. We encourage you to participate in teaching pre-clinical medical students; salary support associated with these activities would further reduce your clinical effort and RVU target. Attend at least 70% of the cardiovascular service line Grand Rounds and as many teaching conferences as your schedule permits. You will be expected to participate in mentoring fellows and providing supervision and oversight to those preparing conference presentations.

8. Actively participate in division decision-making, including attendance at a minimum of 70% of division faculty meetings. In addition, you will be expected to help with various marketing and outreach activities which may include short trips to meet with referring physicians, groups or hospitals. Clinic schedules can be adjusted to accommodate these activities.

9. Participate in scholarly activities, such as clinical/translational research in an area of your choosing, publication of case reports, review articles, etc. If salary support is derived from research grants, your allocated clinical effort will be reduced commensurate with the increased research effort. Support a productive program of scholarly activities amongst trainees and junior faculty.

Required Qualifications

MD/DO or equivalent-Board eligible/Board certified-HF fellowship training

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.

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.

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 Website:

College/Department Information

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.

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 than10,500 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. Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other.

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at


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.

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

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:#7239938 (Ref:ej-5215992)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Augusta University
United States
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