Department Chair of Physiology

Augusta University
Augusta, Georgia (US)
Salaries are highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications.
October 16 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Opportunity

The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Physiology.  This is an exciting opportunity for a distinguished scientist to lead a Physiology Department with a long legacy of innovation and excellence in research. The next Chair will have an opportunity to build upon the Department’s strong foundation and craft a vision that will continue to foster discovery and excellence in basic science, translational research and education. The Chair will report to the Dean and will serve as the department’s academic and administrative leader, providing direction in educational programs; faculty recruitment, retention and development; budget management and oversight; research; and strategic planning.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful Chair must hold a PhD and/or MD as well as meet the academic accomplishments that merit tenured appointment at the rank of professor. In addition, the successful candidate will have:

  • An accomplished research portfolio.
  • Evidence of leadership and administrative experience in an academic health sciences or equivalent setting.
  • A successful track record of recruitment, retention and development of faculty, trainees, staff and students. 
  • Service on national grant review study sections.
  • Service to national scientific professional organizations.
  • Proven skills in mentoring young researchers.
  • A commitment to advancing the research initiatives within the department.
  • Excellent communication and human relation skills.

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.

About the Department of Physiology

The Department of Physiology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University consists of 14 full-time tenure-track faculty members and four research professors. The primary research interests of the department are cardiovascular, renal, endocrine, and neurovascular physiology. Thirteen graduate students, nine postdoctoral fellows, and two medical residents are currently homed in Physiology. Visiting Professors and Visiting Students from various countries including China, Japan, and Brazil frequently come to work or perform research fellowships in the Department of Physiology.

Physiology faculty currently enjoy robust funding from the NIH, the AHA, and the Veterans Affairs Department, including a program project and generous trainee support from the American Heart Association.  Members of the Department teach in the Medical and Graduate Schools including Medical Physiology and Integrated Systems Biology, Neuroscience and advanced courses in cardiovascular and endocrine physiology.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Candidate materials should include a letter of interest and complete curriculum vitae. 

On behalf of the Search Committee Chair, Neal Weintraub, MD, applications, nominations and inquiries will be received electronically by Sharon Wingard, Executive Search Consultant, Augusta University at

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.

Augusta University is an AA/EEO/Equal Access/ADA Employer.