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Assistant/Associate Professor-Biostatistics and Data Science

Augusta University

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Assistant/Associate Professor-Biostatistics and Data Science

Augusta University

Job Summary
Job ID: 254102

Position: 20002710

The Department of Population Health Sciences (DPHS) in the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University (AU) invites applications for an open full-time faculty position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank in the Division of Biostatistics and Data Science to start in Summer or Fall 2023. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience. Interest and ability in teaching a variety of graduate level statistics and/or data science courses will be an important factor in the selection of candidates, as will interest and ability in active collaboration with other investigators in biomedical, population health, and translational research within and outside of AU. This positoin is not on tenure track. The position will remain open until filled.

Conduct collaborative research with other investigators in biomedical, population health, and translational research within AU
Work on projects coming to the department's Statistical Consulting Center.
Teach courses offered in the department's various graduate programs
Provide services to the department

Required Qualifications
The candidate for this position must have a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Data Science, Statistics or closely related field by the time the appointment begins. The candidate must have a wide breadth of knowledge of statistical methodology and have experience using SAS, R, or Python, etc. The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

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.

    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 Department of Population Health Sciences in MCG is the home of the Division of Biostatistics and Data Science, Division of Epidemiology, and the Division of Health Economics and Policy. It offers doctoral and postdoctoral training programs in Biostatistics and Master's degree program in Data Science, in Clinical Translational Science, and in Epidemiology. The new Director will join a highly interdisciplinary faculty and will play an integral role in the ongoing expansion of research and education at AU. The academic departments, and centers and institutes such as the Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine, Cyber Institute, Georgia Cancer Center, Institute of Public and Preventive Health and Sickle Cell Center provide rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research. The SCC supports the research mission of all units of Augusta University by providing collaborative research support throughout all phases of internal and external grant proposal preparations and funded research and serving as co-investigators in funded projects. Similar collaborative support is also provided to external researchers upon requests.

    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 a cover letter, CV, statements of current and planned research, a list of courses taught, a statement of teaching, a statement of diversity and inclusiveness, and names/contact information of at least four professional references, one of which should address teaching- all as one PDF.

    To expedite the review process, the applicants should also e-mail the above information in one PDF file to:

    Jie Chen, Ph.D., Interim Chair
    Department of Population Health Sciences

    Medical College of George

    Augusta University

    E-mail: [email protected]

    Phone: (706) 721-0801

    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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