Assistant Professor - Biostatistics & Data Science
Job ID: 253640
The Department of Population Health Sciences (DPHS) in the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University (AU) invites applications for the Director position of the Statistical Consulting Center (SCC). This is a full-time position and the Director will also have a faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank in the Division of Biostatistics and Data Science. Interest and ability in collaborative research within and outside of AU, as well interest and ability in teaching a some biostatistics courses and/or data science courses will be important factors in the selection of candidates. The position will remain open until filled.
Serve as the SCC's key contributor to achieve the strategic vision to make SCC a recognized statistical research leader in collaborative research on campus and in the community.
Report to the Department Chair and facilitate research projects coming to the SCC for faculty participation.
Reach out to the campus and the community outside of Augusta University for collaborative research opportunities and to develop contracts for the SCC.
Lead the SCC by providing research services, including design of clinical trials, experimental design, power and sample size estimation, randomization, data management, modeling, traditional statistical data analysis, genomic data analysis, collaborative grant writing, interpretation and manuscript preparation.
Teach in the department.
The candidate for this position must have a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Data Science, Statistics or closely related field. The candidate must have a wide breadth of knowledge of statistical methodology and have experience using SAS, R, or Python, etc. The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills. The candidate should be able to work independently and must exercise a high level of judgment and initiative. The candidate must be motivated to learn new skills as needed.
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 Guidelines: https://www.augusta.edu/hr/faculty-support-ser/procedures/augusta_university_promotion_tenure_guidelines_feb_2020.pdf
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.
The Department of Population Health Sciences in MCG is the home of the Division of Biostatistics and Data Science, Division of Epidemiology, and the Division of Health Economics and Policy. It offers doctoral and postdoctoral training programs in Biostatistics and Master's degree program in Data Science, in Clinical Translational Science, and in Epidemiology. The new Director will join a highly interdisciplinary faculty and will play an integral role in the ongoing expansion of research and education at AU. The academic departments, and centers and institutes such as the Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine, Cyber Institute, Georgia Cancer Center, Institute of Public and Preventive Health and Sickle Cell Center provide rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research. The SCC supports the research mission of all units of Augusta University by providing collaborative research support throughout all phases of internal and external grant proposal preparations and funded research and serving as co-investigators in funded projects. Similar collaborative support is also provided to external researchers upon requests.
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.
Augusta University (AU) provides a world-class academic and social community that is inclusive and diverse and positions students for opportunity and success. Our vision is to be a top-tier university that is a destination of choice for education, health care, discovery, creativity, and innovation. Our values of collegiality, compassion, excellence, inclusivity, integrity, and leadership provide an experience like no other. We are committed to hiring and retaining diverse, culturally competent faculty who reflect the diversity of our students. Augusta University includes ten colleges and schools with nearly 10,000 students, over 1,000 full-time faculty, and nearly 5,000 staff. It houses the nation's eighth-largest medical school, the state's sole dental college, and an integrated health system. The mission of the university is to offer high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, student development, and continuing education; to conduct research and creative activities; to provide services that enhance the intellectual, cultural, environmental, and economic development of the metropolitan region; address national and international issues in key areas; and establish Augusta University as a major presence, and contribute to the global and local community. More information is available at www.augusta.edu.
Nestled along the banks of the Savannah River, Augusta is the second largest city in Georgia. It is renowned internationally for its annual Masters Golf Tournament. Known as the “Garden City”, Augusta features picturesque and friendly neighborhoods, low cost of living, and plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities. It is a growing and thriving city which was recently ranked 22nd of the 367 U.S. metropolitan areas that Kiplinger's Personal Finance considered for its list of Best Cities for the Next Decade. Augusta has many artistic organizations including the Augusta Opera Association, the Augusta Ballet, the Fort Gordon Dinner Theater, the Augusta Players, the Augusta Symphony, the Morris Museum of Art, and the Augusta Museum of History to name a few. Major metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, GA, Columbia, SC, and Charlotte, NC are within a short driving distance, as are many scenic destinations, including the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic coast, and historic locations, including Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC
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 http://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty
Please upload your cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document with a discussion of statistical consulting experience, current CV, a statement of teaching and collaborative research, and names/contact information of at least three professional references. To expedite the review process, the applicants should also e-mail the same information to:
Jie Chen, Ph.D., Interim Chair
Department of Population Health Scienceshttps://www.augusta.edu/mcg/dphs/
Medical College of George
Phone: (706) 721-0801
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