Assistant/Associate Professor - Ophthalmology (Cornea)

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Feb 13, 2024
Full time Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description


Assistant/Associate Professor - Ophthalmology (Cornea)

Job ID: 254830
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

Job ID: 254830

Position: 40038529

The Department of Ophthalmology seeks a full-time non-tenure track faculty member to join our Cornea Service at the Assistant or Associate professor level. They should be able to complete the mission of the department while providing passionate care, along with accurate diagnosis and treatments. Duties will include clinical care of patients, didactic and clinical training of residents, medical students, and fellows. The successful candidate would be expected to play a pivotal role in growth of the cornea service as they fulfill the academic and clinical missions of Augusta University and the Medical College of Georgia. The candidate should have a strong commitment to clinical, resident teaching and supervision as well as medical student teaching. Coupled to these are opportunities in administrative and leadership positions.


Include but are not limited to:

Clinical Care and Treatment of Patients
  • Provide medical and surgical care to Ophthalmology patients at the Augusta University Health System (AUHS).
  • Participate in the growth of the clinical, research, and educational aspects of the department.
  • Promote compliance with AUHS physician performance standards with respect to quality indicators, medical records completion, patient satisfaction, billing and coding documentation, prompt and accurate submission of charges for service, and proper conduct of physicians in relation to colleagues, co-workers, and patients.
  • Participate in quality improvement programs within the department consistent with AUHS quality objectives
  • Develop and foster the highest level of medical performance throughout the region
  • Develop collaborative relations within the local and regional community

  • Participate actively in the teaching activities in the Department of Ophthalmology including mentoring and advising of medical students, residents and fellows.
  • Attend all departmental meetings and conferences.

Required Qualifications

Successful completion a residency in ophthalmology and a post-residency fellowship in Cornea.

Applicants must be board certified/eligible and fellowship trained in cornea and external disease.

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 Guidelines:

College/Department Information

The Department of Ophthalmology is a robust, multispecialty group of clinicians and researchers that provide the full range of ophthalmic subspecialty and comprehensive vision care for the Augusta University Health System and Medical College of Georgia, the academic medical center for the University System of Georgia. We have a well-established and highly sought after residency program and our physicians represent the teaching faculty for the Medical College of Georgia, one of oldest and largest schools of medicine in the country. Located in beautiful Augusta, Georgia, home of the world famous Masters Golf Tournament, Augusta is a classic yet cosmopolitan southern city offering a variety of rich historic, cultural, and culinary experiences with a low cost of living. The Riverwalk, located along the banks of the scenic Savannah River, leads to many of the downtown attractions, including museums, art galleries, and local restaurants. Its suburbs are consistently ranked as some the best places to live in the United States by Money Magazine. Augusta is about a two hour drive from Atlanta and Charlotte, and a three hour drive from the North Georgia mountains, Savannah, Hilton Head, and Charleston. This faculty position will afford the successful candidate with an outstanding professional opportunity within an academic practice coupled with a truly excellent quality of life.

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.


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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