Tenure Faculty, Augusta University - TRIBA Inflamm-Aging Research Cluster, Dental College of Georgia

Position:
Tenure Faculty, Augusta University - TRIBA Inflamm-Aging Research Cluster, Dental College of Georgia
Specialty:
Dentistry - Pediatric, Leadership
Location:
Augusta, Georgia

 

Position Overview

Augusta University (AU) is hiring 15-20 new faculty members for a transdisciplinary research initiative in Healthy Longevity entitled, Transdisciplinary Research cluster in Inflammaging and Brain Aging (TRIBA). The initiative is a cluster recruitment for interdisciplinary faculty positions across AU colleges, including the College of Nursing, to build upon existing AU strengths in Bioinformatics, Artificial Intelligence, Precision Medicine, Personalized Nutraceuticals and Neuroscience to identify potential causes and adverse outcomes of age-related inflammation. Incoming faculty will be associated respectively with the Medical College of Georgia, School of Computer and Cyber Sciences, Dental College of Georgia, College of Allied Health Sciences and the College of Science and Mathematics.

As part of the Transdisciplinary Research cluster in Inflammaging and Brain Aging (TRIBA) initiative, the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University is seeking applications for a full-time faculty position (tenure-track) at the level of assistant professor, associate professor or professor, to be based in the Department of Oral Biology & Diagnostic Sciences.
Primary teaching responsibilities will lie in the area of virology or microbiology.

Responsibilities of the position will include:

• Scholarship
• Teaching at pre-doctoral (dental) and graduate levels
• Service

Significant postdoctoral experience, a strong record of research accomplishment, and the ability to develop a vigorous, extramurally-funded, independent research program are expected. Research focus in virology is preferred, but applications from candidates working in other areas of molecular and cellular oral biology are welcome. Experience working in a culturally diverse environment is desirable. Starting salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. degree from an accredited college or university in biomedical sciences, microbiology, virology, or a related discipline
• M.D./M.B.B.S., D.D.S./D.M.D./B.D.S. from an accredited college or university or a combination of these

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

The candidate must be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Augusta University, Dental College of Georgia

About the Dental College at Augusta University

The Dental College of Georgia is committed to growing in its purpose of teaching, patient care, research and service. Since inception, we have graduated nearly 2,500 dentists who are now providing oral healthcare in Georgia and around the world.

Established in 1969, the DCG is the state’s sole dental college now providing education and training for more than 300 dental students and approximately 60 residents per year.

In addition to offering a high-quality education in our state-of-the-art facilities, we provide care to nearly 50,000 patients each year, some traveling across the state or more to be treated by our students, residents and faculty.  

In supporting the Augusta University Mission, The Dental College of Georgia will provide leadership and excellence in oral health education, research, clinical care and service. Our vision is to be a globally recognized leader in the prevention of oral disease and the preservation of oral and systemic health.

We adopt and support the Augusta University values of:

  • Collegiality – reflected in collaboration, partnership, sense of community, and teamwork.
  • Compassion – reflected in caring, empathy, and social responsibility.
  • Excellence – reflected in distinction, effectiveness, efficiency, enthusiasm, passion, and quality.
  • Inclusivity – reflected in diversity, equality, fairness, impartiality, and respect.
  • Integrity – reflected in accountability, ethical behavior, honesty, and reliability.
  • Leadership – reflected in courage, honor, professionalism, transparency, and vision. 

About the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) is the flagship medical school of the University System of Georgia, the state’s only public medical school, and one of the top 5 largest medical schools in the United States. Founded nearly 200 years ago in 1828 as the nation’s fifth public medical school, the third medical school in the Southeast and the thirteenth in the nation, MCG has risen to its current role optimizing health care in Georgia and beyond through education, discovery, and service. The Medical College of Georgia educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, as well as three regional clinical campuses for third-and fourth-year students and a second four-year campus in Athens, Georgia in partnership with the University of Georgia. The state’s medical school also offers clinical training in more than 200 sites across the state providing students experience in the full spectrum of medicine, from tertiary/quaternary care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals provide postgraduate education to nearly 500 residents in 44 different programs. More than 51 percent of MCG graduates remain in Georgia to practice, well above the average retention rate of 39 percent. In 2016 MCG graduated more than twice the number of physicians going into primary care and core specialties – like family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, and general surgery – than any other medical school in the state of Georgia.

Our researchers and clinicians focus on illnesses that affect most of Georgia 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. They also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 80 clinics and hospitals statewide.

Augusta University Research Institute

Clinical and translational research programs at Augusta University focus on three key areas that disproportionately affect the health of Georgians: cancer, cardiometabolic disease, and neurological disease including stroke. We are also developing three emerging areas of research strength: regenerative & reparative medicine, personalized medicine & genomics, and public and preventive health.

Regenerative and reparative medicine will expand studies of diseases or injuries that impact muscles and skeleton, central nervous system, orofacial, orthopedics, and stroke & neurotrauma. Our cardiovascular, obesity, and diabetes research fights the greatest threats to the western Word. Cancer and genomic medicine research are reducing the burden of cancer through superior clinic care, discovery innovation, translational research, and education. Neurological research is unlocking the mysteries of schizophrenia, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. Personalized medicine is being developed to customize treatments for individual patients, which public and preventive health measures are working to prevent diseases. The Dental College is improving the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disease of the orofacial complex, while the Vision Center is engaging in high impact research and discovery related to visual function and disease, the outcome of which is expected to have far-reaching clinical applications for patients suffering from blindness and visual disorders. The multidisciplinary field of Women’s Health is on the cutting edge of research related to the care of women. Our newest area of research will be thorough the very exciting start-up of the Cyber Institute at Augusta University.

Augusta University Health System

Augusta University Health is a world-class health care network, offering the most comprehensive primary, specialty and subspecialty care in the region. Augusta University Health provides skilled, compassionate care to its patients, conducts leading-edge clinical research and fosters the medical education and training of tomorrow’s health care practitioners. Augusta University Health is a not-for-profit corporation that manages the clinical operations associated with Augusta University. The health system in numbers:

  • 478-bed Augusta University Medical Center at Augusta University
  • 154-bed Children's Hospital of Georgia including the region's only Level IV NICU
  • More than 80 outpatient practice sites in one convenient setting (Medical Office Building)
  • Critical Care Center, housing a 13-county regional Level I trauma center

In addition to providing care in the Augusta area, Augusta University Health physicians travel to satellite practice sites throughout Georgia illustrating our commitment to care for people across the state and region. Augusta University Health is a thriving academic health center that also is affiliated with the following entities:

Augusta University – Augusta University's Health Sciences Campus is composed of the:

  • Colleges of Allied Health
  • College of Dental Medicine
  • Graduate Studies
  • Nursing
  • Medical College of Georgia

Faculty group practice plans, including the:

  • AU Medical Associates
  • AU Dental Associates
  • Allied Health Practice Group
  • School of Nursing Faculty Practice Group

Location – Augusta, Georgia

Georgia’s second-oldest and second-largest city, Augusta, is situated on the southern banks of the storied Savannah River. Serving as a halfway point between the Appalachian Mountains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, Augusta is a thriving community built on a solid foundation of local pride and artistic eccentricity.

 

A timeless locale, a visit to Augusta is a life-altering lesson in Southern hospitality. While other places have undergone cultural revolutions, Augusta underwent a cultural evolution instead, trading big city lights and loud, busy streets for cold sweet tea and a shore-side view of the Savannah River. Downtown, locally owned shops and restaurants mingle in the shade of memorable hangouts, and state-of-the-art galleries beckon artists, lovers, thinkers and dreamers alike to the South's "Garden City."

 

Augusta is so much more than just a cozy place to live. Spearheaded by the next generation of musicians, foodies, artists and go-getters, the old city comes to life at night, offering live music, theater shows and a wealth of hole-in-the-wall eateries built to please. In addition to serving as a haven of technology and the arts, Augusta is also home to some of the nation's most beautiful lakes and trails, offering year-round outdoor adventures.


Sporting life is synonymous with the Augusta name, and the city proper is home to a number of professional baseball, roller derby and rugby teams. Several annual sporting events take place in and around Augusta, including the Ironman 70.3 Augusta triathlon, the Augusta Futurity and the always exciting Augusta Southern Nationals, dubbed by those in the know as the "World's Richest Drag Boat Race."

 

On top of world-class entertainment and outdoor sporting, Augusta is also world-renowned as the home of The Masters—an annual golf tournament sometimes dubbed the “Super Bowl” of golf. Every year during the first full week in April, Augusta becomes the golf capitol of the world, welcoming local legends and long-time favorites back to the prettiest course on Earth.

How to apply

Please submit applications, nominations, and/or confidential inquiries to: jim@academic-med.com. Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae and a Letter of Interest. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University/ AU Health is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans.