Overview

The Institute of Public and Preventive Health (IPPH) at Augusta University seeks two outstanding Assistant or Associate Professors interested in developing an academic career within a growing, dynamic research institute. These are full time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, tenure track positions.

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

Primary Focus Areas

Successful candidates will be pursuing a vigorous, extramurally-funded research program in

  • health policy, health systems, or health services research; or
  • behavioral health (including substance abuse), or health disparities research.

Special consideration will be given to candidates whose areas of research complement the Institute’s and University’s existing strengths: Substance Abuse, Cancer Prevention, Rural Health, and/or Correctional Health.

Expectations (% Effort)

  • 75% research – 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.
  • 20% teaching – 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.
  • 5% service – 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.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have earned a Doctoral degree in Health Policy, Health Services Research, Public Health, Health Economics, 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 potential for effective teaching.

Additional Information

The Institute of Public and Preventive Health
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 the 2012, IPPH currently has 7 faculty and 8 research and administrative grant support staff. Extramural funding exceeds $3 million per year. IPPH offers a Social and Behavioral Sciences concentration within the Augusta University MPH program and, is home to a new Center for Bioethics and Health Policy (CBHP). The CBHP is developing additional degree programs in medical ethics and health humanities to be available within the next 12 to 18 months. 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.

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, and an integrated health system. A comprehensive set of undergraduate and graduate programs complements Augusta University’s healthcare emphasis.

The Community
Located in the east central region along the banks of the Savannah River, Augusta is Georgia’s second largest and oldest 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 plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities. It is 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. Major metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, GA, 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.

How to Apply
Candidate materials should include a letter of interest including a description of program of research, and curriculum vitae. Locate IPPH faculty positions at www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty and upload materials (Job ID # 8419 or # 8423).