Tennure Track Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences in Neurobiology

Augusta University
Augusta, Georgia (US)
Salary + benefits
October 16 2018
Other, Other
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type


The Department of Biological Sciences of Augusta University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2019.  The Department is composed of 22 full-time and 7 part-time faculty members with expertise across a broad spectrum of biological disciplines.  We have a strong commitment to providing research opportunities and experience to our undergraduate students in addition to excellent classroom and laboratory instruction.  As a thriving unit in this research university, faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences have both the opportunity and expectation to help develop new undergraduate and graduate programs in the biological sciences.  Within the next academic year, we expect to launch our first master’s program in Biomolecular Sciences, and the faculty member hired for this position will be an integral part of this emerging program.

Applicant must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree, preferably with postdoctoral experience in the area of Neurobiology, Neuroscience or a closely related field and have a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching both graduate and undergraduate students.  The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program focusing on neuroscience, including a neurodegenerative condition such as movement disorders, stroke, or dementia.  Additionally, applicants must possess the credentials to teach courses such as neuroscience, cell biology, and graduate courses.  The normal teaching load for this position will be approximately two courses per academic year, and applicants must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduates.   

Augusta University is one of four public comprehensive research universities in Georgia, with nearly 9000 students, 1200 full-time faculty members, and 146 educational programs in its 10 colleges and schools.  The University offers excellent laboratory space and outstanding core facilities for cell imaging, genomics and proteomics, small animal behavior, zebrafish, histology, electron microscopy, etc.  Onsite technology incubator laboratories are also available. The students, faculty, and staff of Augusta University are committed to providing leadership and excellence in teaching, discovery, clinical care, and service as a student-centered comprehensive research university and academic health center. 

The city of Augusta is the state’s second largest metropolitan area and is within easy driving distance of Atlanta, Charleston, Savannah, and Charlotte, as well as the Appalachian Mountains and Atlantic beaches.  The area provides affordable housing options and offers numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation including hiking, biking, kayaking, and boating, and is internationally renowned as the site of the Masters golf tournament.  Augusta is also one of the leading medical centers in the southeastern United States and is becoming one of the nation’s foremost centers in cyber security.

How to Apply

Apply online at https://www.augusta.edu//hr/jobs/faculty/ .  Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Open Positions for External Applicants.”  Then, search for the position using the Keywords: Assistant Professor of Biology.  Next click on Job Opening ID number:  13820, and attach a single pdf containing 1. letter of application, 2. curriculum vitae, 3. statement of your teaching philosophy, 4. description of your current and/or proposed research project, and 5. graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for initial applicant screening).  Additionally, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly from each author to:  Ms. Brenda Brunk (bbrunk@augusta.edu), Administrative Assistant in the Department of Biological Sciences.  Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Conditions of Employment

All candidates are required to successfully pass a background check review. For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check. The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic graduate degrees in the form of original transcripts. Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is 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.