Open Rank Faculty- Pediatric Rheumatology

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description


Open Rank Faculty- Pediatric Rheumatology

Job ID: 252228
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

Job ID: 252228

Position #: 40048975

The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) Pediatrics Division of Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology at Augusta University offers comprehensive services in the 154 bed Children's Hospital of Georgia with the region's only Level IV NICU and Level 1 PICU. We have a comprehensive group of pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists serving children and families from across Georgia, and we are a key subspecialty referral center for the southeast. The Children's Hospital of Georgia is part of the Augusta University Health System which includes a 478-bed medical center, a Medical Office Building with more than 80 outpatient practice sites in one convenient setting, and a Critical Care Center housing a 13-county regional trauma center.

Augusta University is actively seeking a Pediatric Rheumatologist for a full-time position at Assistant, Associate, or full Professor level. There is currently one board certified Pediatric Rheumatologist supported by a Pediatric Rheumatology nurse and clinical studies coordinator. Clinical opportunities include providing inpatient consultations and maintaining outpatient clinics. Experience in teaching medical students, residents, allergy/immunology, and adult rheumatology fellows is highly desirable. The division offers opportunities for pursuit of scholarly and research interests and has a close working relationship with Allergy/Immunology and adult rheumatology services. We are also involved in the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) projects, a member of Pediatric Rheumatology Collaborative Research Group (PRCSG) and participate in clinical trials.

The faculty at the Children's Hospital of Georgia finds life in Augusta to be a perfect balance between big city and small town. Our physicians are active in the community: participating in local organizations, churches, sporting activities, volunteer efforts, and their children's extracurricular events.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Direct patient care for pediatric patient population in include both outpatient and inpatient setting. Clinical care would include but is not limited to the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of disorders, consultations, acute care, ordering and interpreting lab results, developing treatment plans, patient/family education and various procedures.
  • Maintaining and ensuring that relevant patient records are properly updated.
  • Sharing weekday and weekend emergent/after-hours call coverage.
  • Participating in mentorship and providing clinical supervision and consultation to residents/medical students/staff at Children's Hospital of Georgia and developing a more in-depth educational experience for trainees.
  • Providing training to residents/medical students/staff in pulmonology through didactics and clinical supervision.
  • Participating in community activities, speaking engagements and educational support for students at local schools and universities.
  • Participating in one (or more) departmental/institutional committee.

Required Qualifications

Medical degree from an accredited medical school/university. Board certified/board eligible in Pediatric Rheumatology.

Must have or be eligible for a state of Georgia medical license; Federal DEA; PALS/CPR certified.

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.

Professor- Senior level career faculty member with at least five years at the rank of Associate 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.

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.


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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.

The primary work location for this position is within the Augusta University Medical Center or other Augusta University Health System Clinic Space and is subject to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines. The selected candidate will be required to provide proof of COVID vaccination or an approved exemption. Your application to this position confirms you are aware of this requirement and agree to provide proof of either COVID vaccination or our organization's approval of a medical or religious exemption.

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.
In addition to the online application, qualified applicants may also submit a CV and letter of interest to:

Kathleen May, MD

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Department of Pediatrics

Division of Allergy, Immunology and Pediatric Rheumatology

1120 15th Street, BG 1009

Augusta, GA 30912

t. (706) 721-3531

Other Information

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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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