Assistant/ Associate Professor, Cellular Biology and Anatomy

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description


Assistant/ Associate Professor, Cellular Biology and Anatomy

Job ID: 263499
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

Job ID: 263500


Position #: 20008914


The Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy, Medical College of Georgia, at Augusta University is undergoing an expansion of its research program and is seeking tenure-track faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels. Cellular Biology and Anatomy is seeking candidates with an interest in diseases associated with aging. The area of research should show interest in diseases associated with aging and/or interest in diseases related to research in Bone, Vision, Renal, Neurogenerative diseases, and ideally should complement existing strengths.


Augusta University is the home of the only research-oriented, state supported medical school in Georgia and offers an outstanding interdisciplinary environment. The research infrastructure includes state-of-the-art core facilities for confocal and two-photon imaging, biotelemetry, proteomics, flow cytometry, electron microscopy/histology, derivation, and manipulation of murine embryonic stem cells. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level must demonstrate a strong potential for research including obtaining extramural funding. Candidates at the Associate Professor level must possess external funding at the NIH R01 level and demonstrate potential for its continuation. The successful candidate will receive a nationally competitive start-up package, be expected to establish and maintain an extramurally funded research program and participate in teaching. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, identifying at least three individuals as references, a statement of research objectives, and, if desired, a description of teaching interests/experience. All applications will be confidential.


Establish vigorous independent research programs that are extramurally funded to complement the research strengths and goals of the department and the university. Faculty hires part of the Transdisciplinary Research Initiative in Inflammaging and Brain Aging (TRIBA) will collaborate and participate in joint grant submissions and include other AU investigators.


Teach in the School of Medicine and/or The Graduate School and mentor graduate and medical students, as well as provide teaching for the department's graduate program.


Faculty hires part of the Transdisciplinary Research Initiative in Inflammaging and Brain Aging (TRIBA) are expected to collaborate with other TRIBA recruits and host educational events such as journal clubs, seminars, and other interactive meetings.


Provide national, local, and institutional service.


Required Qualifications

Ph.D., MD, or Ph.D./MD from an accredited college or university and must be eligible for a faculty appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor Level.


Evidence of ability as an educator and scholarly activity.


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.

Preferred Qualifications

An established national and international reputation in the field


Sustained success in obtaining external funding for research


Exceptional track record of publications in top scientific journals


Evidence of a commitment to fostering multidisciplinary collaborations with other academic researchers both inside and outside the university


Unique, cutting edge technology expertise



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 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 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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