Ophthalmology Associate Professor - Cornea

Augusta University
Augusta, Georgia (US)
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

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Health & Medical, Medicine
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Specialized Institutions
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The Medical College of Georgia, the academic medical center for the University System of Georgia, is located in Augusta, Georgia. This classic yet cosmopolitan southern city offers a variety of rich historic, cultural, and culinary experiences with a low cost of living. The Riverwalk, located along the banks of the scenic Savannah River, leads to many of the downtown attractions, including museums, art galleries, and local restaurants. Atlanta is about two hours to the west, and three hours from the mountains of North Georgia and the Atlantic coast beaches located in Savannah, Hilton Head, and Charleston.


Job Summary


Job ID 242752


Position 40038529


The Department of Ophthalmology seeks a full-time faculty member to join our Cornea Service at the associate professor level. Applicants must be board certified/eligible and fellowship trained. Duties will include clinical care of patients, didactic and clinical training of residents, medical students, and potentially fellows. The successful candidate would be expected to be productive in clinical research and to play a pivotal role in growth of the cornea service as they fulfill the academic and clinical missions of Augusta University. Coupled to these are opportunities in administrative and leadership positions. Salary will be commensurate with experience.


 Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


 Clinical Care and Treatment of Patients


Provide care of Ophthalmology patients at the Children¿s Hospital of Georgia, Augusta University Medical Center, and the Surgery Center ofColumbia County.


Participate in the growth of the clinical and research aspects of programs.


Work with the Department Chair, Ophthalmology Supervisor and Administrative Director to determine the configuration and practice environment of product line specialties within the clinic


Promote compliance with AUHS physician performance standards with respect to quality indicators, medical records completion, patient satisfaction, billing and coding documentation, prompt and accurate submission of charges for service, and proper conduct of physicians in relation to colleagues, co-workers, and patients.


Implement, oversee, and sustain quality improvement programs within the practice clinic consistent with AUHS quality objectives


Encourage and develop professional environments capable of fostering the highest level of medical performance throughout the region


Develop collaborative relations with local community leaders.




Participate actively in the teaching activities in the Department of Ophthalmology including mentoring and advising of medical students, residents and fellows.


Attend all departmental meetings and conferences.


Minimum Requirements


Successful completion and graduation from a doctoral degree program followed by specialized training in the subspecialty of choice.


 Board certified/eligible.


 Successful completion of fellowship training in cornea.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


Ability to maintain confidentiality.


Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.


Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases.




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. For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.


The final candidate 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.


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.


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.


How To Apply


Please go to https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/university/ to search for position 242752 and submit an application to be considered for this position.


Equal Employment Opportunity


Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.


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.




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