Assistant/Associate Professor in Thoracic Surgeon

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Feb 10, 2024
Full time Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description


Assistant/Associate Professor in Thoracic Surgeon

Job ID: 268447
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

Job ID 268447

Position # 40069931

The Medical College of Georgia, Department of Surgery at Augusta University, is seeking a full-time faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, as a general Thoracic Surgeon. Qualified candidates should be: Board-Certified or Board Eligible (ABTS), Fellowship trained in Thoracic Surgery, Robotic trained and/or Robotic experience required, Robotic bronchoscopy and EBUS trained and/or experience required and new graduate or less than 5 years post-fellowship experience. This position is not considered to be on tenure track.



The candidate will be involved in the treatment of patients with benign and malignant thoracic diseases. The oncology patients will be managed in multidisciplinary clinics located at the Georgia Cancer Center (GCC) with our colleagues in interventional pulmonology, medical oncology and radiation oncology. Our institution has a well-established lung cancer screening program and a pulmonary nodule clinic that is led by the Thoracic Surgery team. GCC is one of only five sites in the US that is using an Artificial Intelligence Diagnostic Tool (Optellum) to help management of indeterminate pulmonary nodules. The new faculty member will have blocked operating (DaVinci Xi robotic and non-robotic rooms) time as well as blocked diagnostic time in the Physician Diagnostic Center for robotic bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound and esophageal endoscopy. The new faculty member will join a team of well-established thoracic surgeons and thoracic surgery specialists that include PAs, NPs, junior and senior residents, medical students and outstanding nursing support in the GCC, clinics, operating rooms and on the hospital floors and ICUs. In addition to clinical duties, the new faculty member will provide educational training to medical students and residents, and actively contribute to our research and academic goals. Applicants should expect to work in a friendly environment with a collegial and supportive administration with a focus on quality care and healthy wellness of employees.



Required Qualifications

  • MD/DO degree; candidates should be board eligible in general surgery


  • Board-Certified or Board Eligible (ABTS).


  • Fellowship trained in Thoracic Surgery.


  • Robotic trained and/or Robotic experience required.


  • Robotic bronchoscopy and EBUS trained and/or experience preferred.


  • New graduate or less than 5 years post-fellowship experience.


Assistant Professor- Early level career as a faculty member with appropriate post graduate training

Associate Professor- Mid level career faculty member with at least five years at rank of Assistant Professor or comparable training, background, and experience.


Required faculty employment qualifications for all USG institutions and all academic ranks within these institutions shall be:


- Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)'s requirements for institutional accreditation;


- Evidence of ability as a teacher;


- Evidence of activity as a scholar and ability in all other duties assigned;


- Successful experience (which will necessarily be waived for those just entering the academic profession who meet all other requirements); and,


- Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data, and recommendations.



This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.

Assistant Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.


Associate Professor- Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.


Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Website:

College/Department Information

The Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation's largest medical schools by class size, with 260 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG's expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs. Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's 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. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.

About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today. Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other. We are part of the University System of Georgia.



Our Health Sciences Campus:

1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.


If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.


Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.


For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.


All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.


Equal Employment Opportunity

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


How To Apply

To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.


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 every day 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.

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