Assistant or Associate Professor – Health Services, Behavioral Health, Health Disparities
Augusta University/Institute of Public & Preventive Health
September 20, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
The Institute of Public and Preventive Health (IPPH) at Augusta University is seeking the best available faculty who are interested in becoming a part of a dynamic research institute at a rapidly growing public university. Our mission is to improve health, reduce health disparities, and prevent injury and illness through research, service, leadership, and training. With a 5-year goal to triple the number of faculty in support of our mission we are aggressively seeking outstanding faculty who would like to assist in shaping the future of IPPH as we strive to create one of the country’s top public health research institutes.
Though we are seeking to fill several full-time, tenure-track faculty positions, for this position we are seeking a faculty member at the assistant or associate professor rank whose academic career track is in the field of health services, behavioral health, or health disparities. In addition to an appointment in IPPH, this position will also have an appointment, commensurate with experience, within an academic department in one of Augusta University’s nine colleges and schools.
Special consideration will be given to candidates whose areas of research complement the Institute’s and University’s existing strengths: substance use disorder prevention and treatment, community cancer prevention, rural and/or under-served health, cardiovascular disease prevention, migrant worker and/or correctional system healthcare, health information cybersecurity, etc.
Expectations (% Effort)
75% research – Seek external funds, exhibit potential to sustain a funded research program, publish in top-tier peer-reviewed journals relevant to science and/or practice, present at professional meetings, and mentor student research.
20% teaching – Teach 1 to 2 courses per year within the MPH program or the individual’s academic department, advise graduate students, and participate as a mentor in the Institute’s established summer scholars program.
5% service – Provide service to the Institute, home academic department, College, and University through participation in faculty meetings and/or committee service. Provide service through involvement in professional organizations, serving as a journal manuscript reviewer, and/or on peer-review panels for grant applications.
Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree in health services research, public health, health economics, psychology, sociology or a related discipline. The applicant 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 independent extramurally funded investigators). In addition, the applicant must show evidence of expertise with and/or potential for effective teaching.
The Institute of Public and Preventive Health IPPH was founded in 2012 as a multidisciplinary public health research institute. We currently have extramural funding of over $4 million per year. 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 and health policy research, and provides numerous opportunities for inter-disciplinary collaborations across the spectrum of the health professions in a vibrant multi-campus university.
The University Augusta University (AU) is one of the University System of Georgia’s four comprehensive research universities and is Georgia’s healthcare flagship institution with the nation’s eighth largest medical school, the state’s sole dental college, an integrated health system, and a new $150 million Cyber Center. A comprehensive set of undergraduate and graduate programs complements Augusta University’s healthcare emphasis.
Located along the banks of the Savannah River, Augusta is Georgia’s second largest city. 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 many cultural and recreational opportunities. A growing and thriving city with a metropolitan area population of over 575,000, Augusta 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 and is ranked by US News and World Reports as one of the top 100 best places to live. Augusta is a short drive from major metropolitan areas (Atlanta, GA, and Charlotte, NC), scenic destinations, including the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic coast, and historic locations, including the dynamic coastal cities of Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC.
How to Apply
Candidate materials should include a letter of interest including a description of research, and curriculum vitae. IPPH faculty positions are found at www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty. Upload application materials to Job ID # 8419. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 31, 2018.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Augusta University is also a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.