Medical Educators (Basic Science and Clinician Educators) - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University (AU) is undertaking a phased expansion of its medical class size at the four-year Augusta University/University of Georgia (AU/UGA) Medical Partnership campus in Athens to help alleviate a statewide shortage of physicians that threatens the health of Georgians. To accommodate this exciting new phase of our growth, we are seeking 6 experienced, innovative medical educators (PhD, MD, DO, DVM, PharmD or equivalent) to teach primarily in our pre-clinical curriculum (Years 1 and 2). Basic and Clinical Science Educators from all disciplines/backgrounds will be considered, but areas most needed are Endocrinology, Medical Genetics, Microbiology/Immunology, Pharmacology, and Neurosciences. Clinician Educators will also have the opportunity to serve across all four years of the curriculum including precepting Clinical Skills locally at our adult care community hospital(s) and the student-run mobile free clinic, and at the Medical Partnership, participating in Clinical Clerkship Academic Half Days, Community and Population Health, and Simulation and Ultrasound curriculum.
Our students study basic and clinical science in a highly integrated, systems-based, hybrid curriculum that incorporates active learning strategies into large and small group settings. We seek outstanding, team-oriented teachers who will share our excitement in continuing to build this dynamic and innovative educational program. Preference will be given to candidates who also demonstrate a commitment to educational research or other scholarly endeavors. The AU/UGA Medical Partnership campus offers unique opportunities for medical education research, as well as research in cell and molecular biology, genetics, microbiology and an array of other disciplines through collaboration with faculty in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Public Health, and other units across the University of Georgia campus in Athens. Successful candidates will have a primary appointment at MCG at Augusta University, with the opportunity for an adjunct faculty appointment in the appropriate department at the University of Georgia.
Eleven years ago, Augusta University and the University of Georgia partnered to create a four-year undergraduate medical education campus in Athens, GA in response to a state legislature-sponsored initiative to increase Georgia’s physician workforce needs (Tripp-Umbach, Expanding Medical Education in Georgia, January, 2008). The AU/UGA Medical Partnership has served as an incubator for evidence-based medical education that has successfully combined the significant instructional and research resources of UGA, the state's flagship land-grant research university, with the expertise of MCG at AU, Georgia's only public medical school. In 2016, the AU/UGA Medical Partnership campus, as part of MCG at AU, received continued (full) 8-year accreditation for physician training. Students graduating from our institution have consistently matched in top tier programs throughout the United States. Successful candidates will join a cadre of enthusiastic and talented educators who have created a collaborative environment for developing, implementing and teaching basic and clinical sciences.
Athens is one of the nation’s quintessential college towns and has maintained a top ten ranking in the Forbes list of best places to live in the US for the last three years. In 2018, Athens was rated #6 in best small places for business and careers, #19 in education, and #31 in job growth. This city of 129,000 people is home to the University of Georgia, one of the nation’s top three producers of Rhodes Scholars over the past two decades. Athens is also known as the birthplace of R.E.M., the B-52’s, and Drive-by Truckers. Culturally, Athens possesses a lively restored Victorian-era downtown bustling with shops, dining, and nightlife. It is located in Northeast Georgia 61 miles from Atlanta and is less than 4 hours away from both mountains and beaches. To learn more about Athens, see http://www.visitathensga.com.
Candidates must have a doctoral degree in their discipline and excellent communication skills. Evidence of teaching excellence is highly desirable, as is experience with case-based and active learning methods in both small and large group settings. Preference will be given to candidates with prior teaching experience in medical education programs, and to those who will be actively engaged in some form of research or scholarship. AU/UGA Medical Partnership basic science and clinical science faculty work closely together within our unique curriculum, including in pairs to facilitate case-based small group student learning on a weekly basis.
Basic Science Educator: PhD, DVM, PharmD or equivalent degree. Educational experience/postdoctoral training is highly desirable. We are looking for candidates committed to team-based learning pedagogies who are comfortable facilitating multidisciplinary student learning.
Clinician Educator: MD, DO or equivalent degree, board certification by the American Board of Medical Specialties (when appropriate), ability to obtain an unrestricted medical license in the state of Georgia, and to obtain appropriate hospital credentials and privileges, ability to obtain an unrestricted Drug Enforcement Administration license. Educational experience and a commitment to multidisciplinary team based learning pedagogies is highly desirable.
Academic Rank and Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
How To Apply
The application packet should include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter addressing how the applicant's credentials and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position.
Application materials can only be accepted through the Augusta University online application process. Apply online at http://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty/. Please upload application materials as one document.
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A list of references may be requested at a later date.
Application Deadline: Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, and will be accepted until the positions are filled.
Position Start Date: January 1, 2021 or negotiable.
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 degree(s) as well as post-secondary course work in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.
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.