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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor - GA Prevention Institute

Augusta University
Augusta, Georgia
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Biomedicine, Life Science
Job Type
Faculty Member
Employment - Hours
Full time

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor - GA Prevention Institute


Job ID: 244247


Location: Augusta University


Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

JOB ID: 244247Position: 20001581


The Georgia Prevention Institute (GPI) of the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University (AU) is seeking applications for a Tenure Track Position. Preference will be considered at all ranks with priority given for candidates in human research at the Assistant Professor level, but are open to outstanding candidates at other ranks. GPI, is currently holding >$15 million extramural funding, has over a thirty-year history of interdisciplinary research programs in areas including obesity, cardiovascular diseases, behavioral medicine, stress and mental health, cancer, diabetes, fitness, health disparities, nutrition, kidney diseases, lung diseases, and substance abuse in both children and adults. GPI Faculty follow several longitudinal population cohorts from childhood, adolescence to adulthood. The research expertise of qualified applicants may be within or complementary to the existent research expertise that includes obesity, behavioral sciences, cognitive function, cardio-oncology, nutrition, microbiome, brain imaging, muscle and skeletal function, substance abuse and addiction, mobile technology and telemedicine as well as community-based research and implementation sciences. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and develop an innovative and independent research program that will attract and maintain extramural funding from government agencies (e.g. the National Institute of Health), private foundations, and industry. Position will remain open until filled. MCG, Georgia's only public medical school, has a long tradition of excellence in education and clinical care and is the founding school of AU, one of four research-intensive universities in the University System of Georgia. AU is comprised of the following colleges: College of Allied Health Sciences; Dental College of Georgia; The Graduate School; College of Nursing; Hull College of Business; College of Education; College of Science and Mathematics; Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; School of Computer and Cyber Sciences; and MCG. Founded in 1828, MCG is one of the nation's first medical schools, the 8th largest in the nation for total enrolment, and has helped enhance healthcare in Georgia and beyond through education, discovery and service. MCG has 22 academic departments, 922 medical students, 510 residents training in 47 programs, 897 faculty members, 125 postdoctoral fellows, and 773 staff members. Augusta, a charming Southern city and home of the world-renowned Master's golf tournament, is a superb place to live with a low cost of living and a short drive to both the Georgia/Carolina mountains and the Georgia/Carolina/Florida coast. The AU is adjacent to Evans, GA, which is the number one place to live in the U.S. according to Money Magazine.


Required Qualifications

Doctoral degree in biomedical related disciplines from an accredited college or university.


Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated human research experience (publications in peer-reviewed journals, and extramural funding.



Academic rank, tenure status and salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

Recruitment Period: 6/1/2022 until filled

Repost: 10/20/2022


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 10,500 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 online at

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


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.


How To Apply

You must apply online at Please upload a single PDF file containing the following: cover letter including a statement of research interest, Curriculum Vitae and list of 3 professional references as one document. ( For additional information, please contact the chair of the search committee Dr. Ryan Harris ( or, Dr. Yanbin Dong mailto:(, the GPI director.


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 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.


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