Assistant Professor in Cardiology

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • May 03, 2024
Full time Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description


Assistant Professor in Cardiology

Job ID: 271635
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

Job ID 271635

Position # 20007310

The Medical College of Georgia, Division of Cardiology at Augusta University is currently seeking a faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will provide interventional and structural heart services at the Wellstar MCG Medical Center. Services offered include complex coronary interventions, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), Transcatheter Mitral Valve repair with Mitraclip, Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion and PFO/ASD closure. The position will require high level skills including proficiency in coronary and structural heart interventions and ability to work with a multi-disciplinary heart team, Inpatient and outpatient cardiovascular consultative services with emphasis on coronary and structural heart disease management. This position is not considered to be on tenure track.



1. Participate in out-patient structural heart disease clinical practice at the downtown practice site and satellite locations. Staff Fellow's clinic on an as-needed basis.

2. Provide assistance with mechanical support devices/ECMO and post-procedural care in support of the Heart Failure Program.

3. Participate as Cath/Structural Lab Attending and participate in the Cath Call Schedule as equally divided among all interventional attendings. Expansion to other local hospitals will also require equal participation in Cath Call.

4. Participate in interpreting echocardiograms/staffing the laboratory as your interest and time permits.

5. Assist with staffing the CVICU equally as your other interventional colleagues who participate. Participate in staffing the Ward and/or Consult Services, and in the EKG Reading schedule, as desired.

6. Participate in night and weekend call coverage for in-patient cardiology services as needed and similar to your colleagues.

7. Generate work RVU's at or above the 65th%ile for an interventional cardiologist as reported by the UHC Faculty Practice Solution Center and adjusted for your assigned clinical FTE.

8. Participate in the teaching activities of the Division in support of Phase I, II and III medical students; residents primarily from the Department of Medicine but also from other Departments; and the training of Cardiology fellows. We encourage you to participate in teaching pre-clinical medical students; salary support associated with these activities would further reduce your clinical effort and RVU target. Attend at least 70% of the cardiovascular service line Grand Rounds and as many teaching conferences as your schedule permits. You will be expected to participate in mentoring fellows and providing supervision and oversight to those preparing conference presentations.

9. Actively participate in division decision-making, including attendance at a minimum of 70% of division faculty meetings. In addition, you will be expected to help with various marketing and outreach activities which may include short trips to meet with referring physicians, groups or hospitals. Clinic schedules can be adjusted to accommodate these activities.

10. Participate in scholarly activities, such as clinical/translational research in an area of your choosing, publication of case reports, review articles, etc. If salary support is derived from research grants, your allocated clinical effort will be reduced commensurate with the increased research effort. Support a productive program of scholarly activities amongst trainees and junior faculty.


Required Qualifications

MD/DO or equivalent- Interventional Fellowship Training and Structural Heart Fellowship Training certificates- Board eligible/Board certified Interventional

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



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.


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 than10,500 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.


The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at


Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at




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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