Assistant Professor/Associate Professor
Job ID: 247334
The Department of Population Health Sciences in the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University (AU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Biostatistics or Data Science at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to start in January or August 2023. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience. Interest and ability in methodological research in Biostatistics & Data Science and active collaboration with other investigators in biomedical, population health, and translational research within and outside of AU, as well interest and ability in teaching a variety of graduate level statistics and data science courses will be important factors in the selection of candidates. The position will remain open until filled.
Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Data Science or a closely related field, from an accredited college or university with background and demonstrated interest in biostatistics and data science.
Academic rank, tenure status and salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.
Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optimal Requirement Retirement), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.
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. Consider applying with us today!
The Department: The Department of Population Health Sciences in MCG is the home of the Division of Biostatistics and Data Science, Division of Epidemiology, and the Division of Health Economics and Policy. It offers pre- and postdoctoral training programs in Biostatistics and Master's degree program in Data Science, in Clinical Translational Science and Epidemiology. The new faculty member will join a highly interdisciplinary faculty and will play an integral role in the ongoing expansion of research and education at AU. The academic departments, and centers and institutes such as the Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine, Cyber Institute, Georgia Cancer Center, Institute of Public and Preventive Health and Sickle Cell Center provide rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research.
The University: Augusta University includes nine colleges and schools with nearly 9,000 students, over 1,000 full-time faculty, and nearly 7,000 staff. It houses the nation's eighth-largest medical school, the state's sole dental college, and an integrated health system. The mission of the university is to offer high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, student development, and continuing education; to conduct research and creative activities; to provide services that enhance the intellectual, cultural, environmental, and economic development of the metropolitan region; address national and international issues in key areas; and establish Augusta University as a major presence, and contribute to the global and local community. More information is available at www.augusta.edu .
The Community: Nestled along the banks of the Savannah River, Augusta is the second largest city in Georgia. It is renowned internationally for its annual Masters Golf Tournament. Known as the "Garden City", Augusta features picturesque and friendly neighborhoods, low cost of living, and plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities. It is a growing and thriving city which was recently ranked 22nd of the 367 U.S. metropolitan areas that Kiplinger's Personal Finance considered for its list of Best Cities for the Next Decade. Augusta has many artistic organizations including the Augusta Opera Association, the Augusta Ballet, the Fort Gordon Dinner Theater, the Augusta Players, the Augusta Symphony, the Morris Museum of Art, and the Augusta Museum of History to name a few. Major metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, GA, Columbia, SC, and Charlotte, NC are within a short driving distance, as are many scenic destinations, including the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic coast, and historic locations, including Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC.
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.
Conditions of Employment
All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University. For specific positions, the final candidate may be subjected to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.
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 the course of their employment and beyond.
The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of an original transcript. Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.
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
Interested applicants must apply online through the Augusta University Faculty Careers website at https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/university/ with the Job Opening ID #247334. Please upload a cover letter, CV, statements of of current and planned research, a list of graduate courses taught, a statement of teaching, and names/contact information of at least four professional references, one of which should address teaching. To expedite the review process, they should also e-mail the same information to:
Jie Chen, Ph.D., Interim Chair
Department of Population Health Sciences
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 everyday 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.
To apply, please visit: https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=12000&JobOpeningId=247334&PostingSeq=1
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