Section Chief, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Jan 30, 2024
Full time Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description


Section Chief, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Job ID: 268113
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

Job ID 268113

Position # 20001684

Augusta University's Medical College of Georgia, Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology is seeking a faculty member to serve as Section Chief at rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Competitive candidates should have a proven history of excellent clinical skills, involvement with research, and a strong desire to be involved with resident teaching. The successful candidate will bring an outstanding basic-science or clinical/ translational research program in an area relevant to Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. A mid-career candidate with a skill set to lead this growing division and build a pediatric cellular therapeutics/transplant program would be ideal. This position is not considered to be on tenure track.




Section Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Position will serve as Division Chief for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Position will have oversight of the following:
Faculty Members, Physician Extenders and Administrative Staff for the Division.
Identifying opportunities for growth of the divisions clinical, research and educational programs.
Developing division-specific research/scholarship, educational and clinical goals and monitoring the divisions progress in achieving these goals.
Developing individual faculty development plans for each faculty member of the division that outlines goals and expectations (education, research and clinical).
Conducting annual performance reviews with each division faculty member, including written feedback regarding expectations/goals outlines in the individual faculty development plan.
Monitoring the academic progress for divisional faculty.
Monitoring and maintaining fund sources and exercising fiscal responsibility regarding the financial status of the Division.
Ensuring divisional faculty members comply with clinical practice billing and documentation rules and regulations.
Overseeing the delivery of clinical care provided throughout the division and ensuring that the quality of care delivered meets accepted standards.
Maximizing patient access for the division.
Ensuring the maintenance of on-call and ambulatory schedules.
Ensuring compliance with all internal policies and procedures promulgated by the university, medical college, department, medical center and external regulatory agencies.

Patient Care/Service
Provide high-quality, comprehensive care in pediatrics in an effort to improve quality, safety and patient satisfaction.
Participate in assigned clinical duties, to include on call coverage, with other faculty in your Division.
Meet all metrics associated with Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation (OPPE).
Become increasingly productive through the provision of clinical services in pediatric hematology/oncology.
Meet and maintain productivity targets as set forth by the department chair and MCG Dean's Office through clinical services provided. Productivity targets are subject to change.
Promote good professional relationships and build referral patterns with Augusta University physicians and physicians outside of Augusta University (referring physicians in community, region, and state).
Provide prompt feedback to referring physicians.

Provide education and training to residents, medical students and staff in pediatrics which includes but is not limited to clinical supervision, consultation, and didactics.
Achieve and maintain teaching evaluation scores at or above the department mean.
Attend 50% or more weekly pediatric Grand Rounds presentations and monthly faculty meetings.


Required Qualifications

Candidates must have an MD/DO/MBBS degree and be board certified in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Candidate must have or be able to obtain a State of Georgia medical license and federal DEA. CPR certification is required.


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.

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 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 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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