Assistant Professor - Institute of Public and Preventive Health

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Apr 01, 2023
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description


Assistant Professor - Institute of Public and Preventive Health

Job ID: 234836
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary
Associate/Assistant Professor - Institute of Public & Preventive Health The Institute of Public and Preventive Health (IPPH) at Augusta University seeks two outstanding Associate or Assistant Professor(s) interested in developing an academic career within a growing, dynamic research institute. These are full time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, tenure track positions. In addition to a faculty appointment with the Institute of Public and Preventive Health, the selected candidate will have a faculty appointment, commensurate with experience, within an academic department in one of Augusta University's nine colleges and schools. Primary Focus Areas Successful candidates will be pursuing a vigorous, extramurally-funded research program in areas of research that complement the Institute's and University's existing strengths including:

  • health policy, health systems, or health services research
  • behavioral health (including substance use, and substance use disorders)
  • rural health, or health disparities research
  • Cancer and other chronic disease prevention
  • Correctional Health
  • Child and adolescent health

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • 75% research - Seek external funds, exhibit potential to sustain a funded research program, publish in top-tier peer-reviewed journals relevant to Public Health science and/or practice, present at professional meetings, and mentor student research.
  • 20% teaching - Teach 1 to 2 courses per year within the MPH program or the individual's academic department, advise graduate students, and participate in the Institute's established summer scholars program.
  • 5% service - Provide service to the Institute, academic department, College, and University through participation in faculty meetings and/or committee service. Provide service to the profession through involvement in professional organizations, serving as a reviewer of manuscripts journals, or peer-review panel for grant applications.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Applicants must have earned a Doctoral degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Health Services Research, Health Economics, Social Science or a related public health discipline. The applicant should have a successful track record of peer-reviewed publications, and a history of extramural funding (or, for junior faculty, demonstrate the potential to become an independent extramurally funded investigator). In addition, the applicant must show evidence of potential for effective teaching.

Academic rank, tenure status and salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

Conditions of Employment
All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University. 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 the course of 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
Candidate materials should include a letter of interest including a description of program of research, and curriculum vitae. Locate IPPH faculty positions at and upload materials (Position #20011009 or #20011010). For full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2021.

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 everyday 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.

Department Marketing Statement
The Institute of Public and Preventive Health
The mission of the IPPH is to improve health, reduce health disparities, and prevent injury and illness in Georgia through research, service, leadership, and training. Founded in 2012, IPPH currently has 10 primary faculty, 13 affiliated faculty, and 14 research and administrative grant support staff. Extramural funding exceeds $9 million per year. IPPH is home to the Center for Rural Health, the Center for Bioethics and Health Policy (CBHP), and is the state office for Georgia's Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Over the next 5 years, our goal is to double the number of faculty in support of our mission and strategic development. Located on the Health Sciences Campus of Augusta University, home of Georgia's only public medical school, IPPH offers a unique opportunity for faculty interested in all types of public health research and provides numerous opportunities for inter-disciplinary collaborations across the spectrum of the health professions. The University
Augusta University (AU) is one of the University System of Georgia's four comprehensive research universities and is Georgia's healthcare flagship institution with the nation's eighth largest medical school, the state's sole dental college, and an integrated health system. A comprehensive set of undergraduate and graduate programs complements Augusta University's healthcare emphasis. The CommunityLocated in the east central region along the banks of the Savannah River, Augusta is Georgia's second largest and oldest city. 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 with a metropolitan area population of over 575,000. Augusta 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 and is ranked by US News and World Reports as one of the top 100 best places to live. Major metropolitan areas such as Atlanta, GA, 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.

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